Unearth Opportunities and Connect by Giving Back with Puzzle Israel
We’re All in This Together
We believe that when you do good, you feel good. We believe in giving back to communities both near and far. We also believe that an experience, a trip, or an encounter become more meaningful when it involves a deep connection – therefore, it’s natural that reaching out and helping is one of the most important parts of the puzzle.
At Puzzle Israel, we understand the importance of giving back to communities both near and far. That’s why we seek to include social initiatives in our activities; we want to help you to help others.
We strive to conduct our business in the most socially and ecologically responsible way possible.
As an outdoors-oriented travel company, we offer a range of services, including building trip itineraries, organizing survival workshops, integrating culinary services into our tours, and much more besides. We each have our own way to give back.
A Journey of Remembrance – A 10-Day Congolese Delegation Tour in Israel
Israel Forever Foundation & Partners (Puzzle Israel) has set out to organize, plan and realize a 10-day-long Congolese delegation tour in Israel.
Following the Holocaust, humanity said: “Never again.” Unfortunately, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been going through a genocide that has so far killed more than 8 million people since 1998. If nothing is done, the chaotic and devastating situation in the country will lead to more and more victims. This project of visiting Israel in this context will help raise people’s awareness of the ongoing genocide in the DRC and, in turn, may help stop it.
The aims of the Congolese delegation’s visit to Israel are to show their support to the people of Israel and learn from the world’s Holocaust authority about how to keep alive the memory of the 8-10 million Congolese who have died in the ongoing genocide in the DRC.
Depending on the funds that our partnership will be able to raise, we hope to sponsor the delegation’s arrival in Israel for this important cause. There will be 52 delegation members with the average cost per person for the entire stay priced at $4,000, including delegation expenses and airfares.
We recognize that there are numerous humanitarian crises around the world that require urgent attention. Yet the war and humanitarian crisis currently overwhelming the DRC are on a scale that can no longer be ignored. Now is the time for action; now is the time for leadership.
We hope that you will agree to help with our important cause to bring the Congolese delegation to Israel and make a true difference to millions of lives.
The Lone Soldier Project
When Lone Soldiers are discharged from the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), they are presented with many choices. Choosing to stay in Israel is a tough one, since their families, friends, and networks are all abroad.
The next steps in their lives can be intimidating, especially since they lack the financial and emotional support they need in Israel. Supported by the Israel Forever Foundation (IFF), Puzzle Israel has created a structured four-day seminar that will allow the Lone Soldiers, who are about to return to civilian life, to expand their social and professional networks.
In this unique seminar, we will expose them to Israel through its nature, culture, and history. At the same time, we will provide them with tools to help them thrive economically and socially while helping them navigate the professional marketplace.
As an incentive and sign of appreciation, donating schools from Jewish communities around the world (particularly from the Northern US) will receive an educational Teacher’s Kit that will include structured lessons concerning Israel, the IDF, and the unique service that Lone Soldiers experience.
The Lone Soldier seminar consists of four days and three nights, with the first two days focusing on group bonding activities, hiking trips and getting to know the country on foot. The other two days focus on the specific tools the Lone Soldiers need in order to live and succeed in Israel.
Partnership with The Israel Forever Foundation
Want to keep your memories of Israel close to your heart – and close to your soul? What happens after you experience the beauty and warmth of Israel?
This is a common question for many, and one that hasn’t had a good answer – until now!
Meet The Israel Forever Foundation (IFF), your home for worldwide Israel engagement. Channel that initial spark of inspiration you found through your Puzzle Israel experience and take it to the next level through IFF’s innovative programming. Allow others to share your experience through our Israel Memory Project.
We have many ways to keep you in the loop and strengthen your connection to Israel. Enjoy a daily dose of the IFF website or sign up as a Virtual Citizen of Israel™ today! Here, you’ll be able to participate in real or virtual events that will highlight Israel’s incredible contributions to civilization and its integral role in the Jewish world.
The IFF sets aside the politics, media, and advocacy that are so prevalent in Israel-related dialogue, focusing instead on helping people worldwide enhance their personal connection to Israel. Together, we provide opportunities so that you feel like a part of Israel. Whether you visit every year or you admire Israel and want to learn more about it from home, let The Israel Forever Foundation place Israel at your fingertips!
Partnership2Gether: Let’s Make Worldwide Connections and Create Opportunities
Established by the Jewish Agency, Partnership2Gether was created to link Jewish communities from around the world directly to Israeli communities, mainly ones in national priority areas.
Through joint activities (online or face-to-face), participants from both sides of the globe get to share ideas, knowledge, and local customs. These activities strengthen both communities while generating waves of change and cooperation between and within the communities. Check out the Jewish Agency’s website to learn more about this special partnership program.
Now you can reap the benefits of two networks that intertwine through business and social opportunities. A true connection opportunity!
Partnership2Gether: Twin Cities: Karmiel – Misgav – Pittsburgh Partnership
The Most Basic and Powerful Way to Connect to Another Person Is to Listen
Twin cities mean double the opportunities – and double the connections. As a part of this partnership program, Puzzle Israel developed a five-day-trip plan that focuses on the partnership region in Israel.
The trip itinerary included a wide variety of activities designed to highlight the region’s best features: peer-host hospitality, volunteering activities, home-cooked meals, hikes through nature reserves, and more. The Pittsburgh representatives participating in this program will get to experience meaningful encounters with the geography, people, and culture of their twin region and also have the joy of making new lifetime connections and bonds.
Puzzle Israel has set a goal to raise donations for renovating homes where survivors live. The renovation will focus on adapting the home of the survivor to the nursing needs of the elderly with a focus on creating a safe environment and not only cosmetic ones.
Using Puzzle Israel was the best decision we made!
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