Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF-USA) has announced that hundreds of international “passengers” have registered to attend an immersive virtual tour of Israel as part of the organization’s complimentary four-day national conference taking place October 10-14.

Attendees will then get to virtually explore the land of Israel and meet JNF-USA’s affiliates with the help of a licensed tour guide every evening from 7-8 p.m. Oct. 11-14.

“This is a fully immersive experience for anyone who enjoys traveling — no passport, jetlag, or financial obligations required,” added Ken Segel, JNF-USA’s national vice president of communities and regions. “You want to learn more about the land and people of Israel and find new places to add to your post-pandemic travel bucket list? This is the organization to do it with. There is no other organization with more knowledge of this country or a larger footprint in the land of milk and honey.”

“This is the perfect opportunity for individuals looking to escape the mundane and oftentimes lonely confinements and restrictions we are faced with during these trying times,” said Lauren Iselin, JNF-USA president of the Capital Region. “Are you yearning to get back to Israel? Have you ever thought about exploring our Jewish homeland? Have you already been there but are longing to go back? Then sign up for this ‘conference like no other’ and explore Israel in a way you’ve likely never seen or heard of before. All you need is a computer or mobile device, a good Wi-Fi connection, and one hour of ‘travel time’ each evening.”

“Seats” on the virtual bus are limited. Registration for the virtual trip is on the national conference  website, https://www.jnf.org/visit-israel/tours/national-conference-in-israel

The conference will kick off on Sunday, Oct. 10, with keynote speakers including JNF-USA’s CEO, Russell F. Robinson, who will discuss the impact of Jewish National Fund-USA’s record-breaking fund-raising year, which secured more than $100 million for critical environmental and nation-building projects in the Negev and Galilee, as well as Jewish National Fund-USA President, Dr. Sol Lizerbram; President of Israel Isaac Herzog; and Member of Knesset Shirley Pinto—the first deaf member of Israel’s parliament.

Information may be obtained by e-mail at nationalconference@jnf.org or by calling 561-447-9733, ext.  875.