Member, Board and Staff Programs in Israel
JCC Association Center for Israel Engagement
JCC Boarding Pass, our Israel travel program, designs specific trips for your JCC members, based on their interests. You can spend days exploring Israel’s vibrant art scene, or you can eat your way through the variety of cuisines that contribute to Israel’s new foodie culture. Israel has one of the most diverse environments in the world and is a leader in green technology. Find out more on your customized natural-wonder journey. Learn what’s really behind the sound bites you hear on cable news.
Trips We Offer
Israel Behind the Headlines
A Taste of Israel
Israel Through an Artistic Lens
Israel: Land of Natural Wonders
Israel: Body and Spirit
Israel: Here and Now
Visit Israel with the LGBTQ Community
Suggested Themes for Your Trip
Arts & Culture
Wellness and Sports
Tikkun Olam and Greening
Jewish Journeys – Poland and Israel
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Family Trip
Multi-Generational Family Trip
Contact us for more information about these trips.
Leah Garber is the senior vice president of Israel engagement at JCC Association and the director general of the Center for Israel Engagement in Jerusalem, where she facilitates connections to Israel in all JCCs in North America. She previously served as a shlicha (Israeli emissary) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, providing an educational and cultural link between the local community and the people of Israel. Garber also served as a teacher and principal at the School for New Immigrants under the Israel Ministry of Education. She holds a bachelor’s degree in educational psychology and art history from Hebrew University; an MBA in finance and human resources from the Academic School in Kiryat Ono, and a general management diploma from Beit Berl College. A native of Jerusalem, she lives in Modi’in with her family.