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"Atlanta Embraces Interfaith Engagement"

Studies show that positive engagement with the Jewish community can make all the difference to the sense of connection for interfaith families. And Atlanta's Jewish community is anything but indifferent.
atlanta jewish times | Nov. 30, 2016

"The 2 Questions Jewish Parents Are Asked When Their Kids Intermarry"

As Jews, when our children intermarry, there are two questions we are repeatedly asked. Subtly or not so subtly.
HUFFINGTON POST | Oct. 4, 2016

"A Honeymoon with a Purpose"

Honeymoon Israel is not about the trip. "The trip itself is powerful and impactful's just a trigger. We expect couples to come home asking more questions than they came in with, not having more answers. And that speaks to our core value which is that we don't want to give anyone a prescription of what it means to have a Jewish family.
Jewish community foundation (San Francisco Bay area) | Aug. 22, 2016

"Interfaith engagement organizations reap rewards of Douglas' Genesis Prize"

Twenty-eight organizations committed to engaging interfaith families in Jewish life are benefiting from $3.3 million in grant funds, thanks to Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas. 
the jewish chronicle | JUNE 24, 2016

"Honeymoon Israel Immerses New Parents in Jewish Community"

When Dan Diamond was 12, his mother gave him a book titled "It All Begins With a Date: Jewish Concerns About Intermarriage." At the time, it seemed a bizarre gift for someone so young, but its aim was clear. 
the Covenant Foundation | JUNE 14, 2016

"Finding Common Ground in Interfaith Marriage"

When Dan Diamond was 12, his mother gave him a book titled "It All Begins With a Date: Jewish Concerns About Intermarriage." At the time, it seemed a bizarre gift for someone so young, but its aim was clear. 
new york times | JUNE 9, 2016

"Taglit for two: Honeymoon Israel growing as 'Birthright' for couples"

Standing in the Western Wall plaza at the heart of Jerusalem's Old City, Alex and Bianca Ross discussed the religious and spiritual roller coasted that brought them there.
Jewish Journal | June 8, 2016

"Honeymoon Israel is Onto Something Good"

The Honeymoon Israel vision is clear; that every committed couple with at least one Jewish partner will possess the basic knowledge, inspiration, tools and support system to build a family with deep and meaningful connections to Jewish life and the Jewish people, as important first steps to creating a thriving Jewish community. 
Ejewish philanthropy | MAy 8, 2016

"Interfaith Couples Find Connections"

Too many interfaith couples don't feel like they are a part of the Jewish community in New York. Honeymoon Israel, together with UJA-Federation, is working to change this.
UJA Fed | mar. 14, 2016

"Young Couples: Focus on an Underserved Population with Huge Potential"

Since co-founding Honeymoon Israel together with Mike Wise a year and a half ago, we've had the opportunity to interview hundreds of young couples (ages 25-40) across North America interested in participating in one of our Israel Trips.
Times of israel | feb. 16, 2016

"Why Some Intermarried Couples Get Subsidized Honeymoons in Israel"

How would you like a nine-day vacation with your new spouse up to 7,000 miles from home for just $1,800 including flights and hotels? 
*To clarify an article misprint: HMI is open to ALL couples (not only mixed religion) that have at least one Jewish partner.
NBC News | jan. 2, 2016

"Honeymoon Israel: Jewish Experience for Mixed-Religion Couples"

Honeymoon Israel was highlighted on Channel 1 English News in Israel and NBC News.
NBC News | Dec. 24, 2015 

"Visiting Israel, interfaith couples find Jewish roots"

A ‘Birthright for marrieds,’ Honeymoon Israel program brings newlyweds to the Jewish state for a look at their heritage.
Times of Israel | NOV 8, 2015 

"Meet Birthright - for married couples"

Honeymoon Israel was highlighted on a Channel 2 News video in Israel. There are parts of the segment that are in Hebrew and in English. 

"Ex-JCC CEO Brings Couples to Israel"

Former Marcus Jewish Community Center CEO Mike Wise will be at the General Assembly to pitch a startup Israel engagement program that has just connected with Atlanta.
Atlanta Jewish times | nov 4, 2015 

"Honeymoon Israel program is like Birthright for newlyweds"

Israel is for ... lovers? That’s the premise of a new program that aims to take couples from at least 13 U.S. cities on guided trips to the Holy Land starting next month.
JWeekly | Apr 16, 2015 

"The Timeless Allure of an Israel Honeymoon"

A new program makes it easier for couples to experience the magic of an Israeli honeymoon. This spring, Honeymoon Israel is sending pilot trips of newlyweds on subsidized nine-day honeymoons.
Jewish Exponent | Apr 9, 2015   

"Honeymoon Israel Couples Don’t Need Us to “Write Them a Prescription” —There’s nothing Wrong with Them in the First Place"

We want you to feel welcome, get to know the family, and hopefully gain a sense of authentic meaning that you can make a part of your life in whatever way works for you. 

"Birthright for couples’ seeks a romance with community"

Can Israel work the same magic on couples as it does on young singles? 

"Honeymoon Israel – the First Few Months"

Since launching the new Honeymoon Israel program this past October, we’ve crisscrossed the US, talking to hundreds of newly married couples with at least one Jewish partner.  

Colorado Selected as Pilot for New “Honeymoon Israel” Program

Honeymoon Israel announced that Colorado will be a pilot for the new program that brings young couples on highly subsidized trips to Israel. 
Boulder Jewish News | Feb 17, 2015 

Jewish group funds honeymoons to Israel

American honeymooners could be treated to trips to Israel, as long as one of them is Jewish, it's been reported.  
BBC News | Dec 16, 2014 

Jewish group brings honeymooners to Israel

A new philanthropic organization in the United States aims to encourage Jewish American newlyweds to spend their honeymoon in Israel. 
Ynet | Dec 14, 2014 

New nonprofit offers subsidized trips to Israel for couples

Honeymoon Israel, a newly formed nonprofit organization, is launching its first nine-day tour of Israel in April 2015, starting with couples from Los Angeles. 
Jewish Journal | Nov 25, 2014 

First Comes Love, Then Comes Honeymoon Israel

What happens once young Jews settle down for a lifetime of marital bliss? That’s the question posed by a recently announced program that provides subsidized Israeli tours for Jewish newlyweds. 
Tablet | Nov 7, 2014 

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