Who would have thought...
Family mission sets 2
departures; signup set.
Special to the Jewish News
n a change from past Miracle
Missions to Israel, the Jewish
Federation of Metropolitan
Detroit's first Family Miracle Mission
will have two departure dates.
The mission will depart on El AI
flights leaving directly from Detroit
Metropolitan Airport. The first depar-
ture will be Dec. 25, 2005, returning to
Detroit on Jan. 4, 2006. The second
departure will be Dec. 26, 2005, return-
ing on Jan. 5, 2006.
"We may have two groups, but we're
on one mission," said Lisa Lis, a mission
co-chair. "Both groups will have identi-
cal itineraries and will be together the
majority of the trip."
Community mega-events as well as
Shabbat and a secular New Year's cele-
bration in Eilat are among highlights.
Federation has taken nearly 3,500
Metro Detroiters to Israel on four previ-
ous mega-missions, but this will be its
first Miracle Mission for families.
The mission is open to all members of
the Detroit Jewish community and sur-
rounding Jewish communities.
Federation is working in partnership
with the Michigan Board of Rabbis to
ensure congregation members know
about this family opportunity, but there
is no requirement to be a synagogue
member or a Federation donor. The
Detroit Jewish News is a co-sponsor.
The 11-day mission coincides with
winter break in Michigan schools and
overlaps with Chanukah.
Applications must be mailed to the
Federation office postmarked no earlier
than Dec. 15, 2004. They will be
processed on a first-come, first-served
basis, up to 800 mission-goers.
Applications of extended family mem-
bers traveling together should be sent in
the same envelope to ensure treatment as
a single-family unit.
Co-chairs of the mission are Lisa and
Hannan Lis, Beverly and Arthur Liss
and Drs. Conrad and Lynda Giles.
Cost is $3,995 per adult, $3,895 per
child and $3,695 for a third person in a
room, with reduced rates for b'nai mitz-
vah-aged youth. A $500-per-person
deposit must accompany the applica-
tion. Applications and the itinerary are
available from Deena Lockman, mission
director, at (248) 642-1644, or by e-mail
There has been unprecedented interest
in our Family Miracle Mission to Israel.
Even those on the list must fill out an
application. To get an application, call
(248)642-1644 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications and deposits will be accepted
no earlier than December 15 and will be
processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Together... in Israel.
December 25, 2005 — January 4, 2006
December 26, 2005 — January 5, 2006*
*THIS DATE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
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Lynda and Conrad Giles
Lisa and Hannan Lis
Beverly and Arthur Liss
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