Join Us: An Extraordinary Trip To Meet Children Who Will Change Your Life Forever.
As a part of this delegation, you will see how an investment in a child that the world had otherwise forgotten can blossom into a life filled with hope and opportunity. You will leave Odessa inspired by the resilience of children and communities surviving against all odds; enriched by the legacy of great Jewish thinkers and artists who once called Odessa home; grateful for all the good things in your life; and motivated to make a difference.
During your time in Odessa you will:
- Spend time with our children in the Homes
- Tour the neighborhoods and homes from which our children come
- Visit our award winning schools
- Receive briefings from the TIKVA staff about the work we do to save the children
- Learn about the Jewish community that gives identity and support to our boys and girls
- Discover how TIKVA’s programming has evolved over the past 20 years, through the assistance of sponsors like you, in response to emerging and critical needs
We will be staying one of Odessa’s centrally located, premier hotels.
Mission Costs & Reservations:
Cost: The Odessa-portion of the trip is of no cost to our guests. The covered expenses include hotel, transfers in Odessa, and meals. Each guest will be responsible for booking their own air-travel (current roundtrip economy flights for these dates start at $570 per person with business class roundtrip tickets starting at $1,100).
Registration: In order to secure hotel and ground transportation arrangements in Odessa, all reservations must be confirmed with the TIKVA Office by March 24th, 2018. After this date we cannot guarantee availability.
Cancellations, Refunds and Loss: Since air travel arrangements will be made by mission attendees and not by the TIKVA office, the TIKVA office cannot guarantee full refund for any cancellations and cannot take responsibility for any personal items lost or stolen in transit.
We hope you will take the time to join us on this short but life-altering trip. Attached is a tentative itinerary. Please feel free to contact TIKVA Staff at 917-262-1818 if you have any questions or to register for this mission. You may also read more about TIKVA at www.TIKVAodessa.org.
TIKVA CHILDREN’S HOME MISSION TO ODESSA
April 25-28 2018
*Subject to changes & customization in Odessa
Wednesday April 25th
Depart on an Evening Flight to Odessa via Warsaw, Kiev, Istanbul etc. (preferred flight is Turkish Air departing JFK at 7:05PM Austrian Air from JFK, NY)
Thursday April 26th
Late arrival in Odessa, Ukraine. Dinner at Chevron Restaurant. Transfer to Hotel in City Center.
Friday April 27th
8:00am – 9:30am Breakfast at Hotel and orientation
9:30am – 11:00am Visit infants home & Kindergarten
11:00am-12:30pm Visit homes where children came from
1:00pm-2:00pm Lunch at School
2:00pm-3:30pm Visit Girl’s home & Boy’s home
3:30pm-6:00pm Special activity with children from homes
6:30pm Return to hotel
7:43pm Sabbath Begins
8:30 pm Dinner and singing with University students at Chevron Restaurant
Saturday April 28th
7:00am – 8:45am Breakfast served at the Hotel
9:00am Prayer Services at Synagogue (optional)
9:00am – 12:00pm Alternate Morning Activity (optional)*
11:30am – 12:15pm Community Lunch at Synagogue
12:30pm – 6:00pm Visit Girls’, Boys’, Infants’ Homes: entertain infants and toddlers, play board games with the girls at hotel, take a walking tour of Odessa with the boys
2:00pm – 4:00pm Alternate Afternoon Activity (optional)*
4:30pm – 6:00pm Coffee and snacks (kosher) at hotel (optional)
6:00pm – 8:30pm Rest at the Hotel/Prepare for Dinner
8:54pm Sabbath Over
8:30 pm Dinner at Leah’s House and evening activity with children
Sunday April 29th
Early AM departure with a “to go” breakfast
*Call a TIKVA staff member to discuss booking private tours in Odessa