Mission & Overseas Travel

Each mission is both an adventure and an opportunity.

To experience the impact of our work on Jewish communities across the globe. To open the eyes, minds, and hearts of its participants. To create enduring bonds. And to deepen the connection to our work and the work of the Federation. There’s no better way to make meaningful connections than to experience Israel and other overseas Jewish communities for yourself.

Public Officials Mission

This unique biennial trip affords Colorado public officials the opportunity to meet with high-level political, military, business, and cultural representatives to explore innovative Israeli research and technology in several fields pertinent to Colorado, such as water conservation, agriculture, cyber security, and energy, and to immerse themselves in the past, present, and future of the Jewish people.

Joyce Zeff Israel Study Tour (IST)

For fifty years, IST has helped young Coloradans broaden their knowledge about Israel, its neighbors, and Jewish heritage and history. ISTers have brought home souvenirs and memories. They’ve made lifelong friends and even, in some cases, met the people they would go on to marry. It’s a lifetime of learning in just five weeks.

From the Jewish quarter in Krakow to sunrise on Masada to shabbat at the Western Wall and so much more, IST combines extraordinary adventure, exceptional leaders with years of experience, and a commitment to education and Jewish values. It’s the perfect opportunity for your teenager to become more independent, learn about themselves and Israel, and strengthen their Jewish identity.