Wednesday, January 15-Sunday, January 19, 2025

Make Your Cuba Connection

Make Your Cuba Connection

Cuban Neighborhood
Experience Jewish Daily Life & History
See JDC's Role in the Community

The Mission is full.

If you would like to join a waiting list, contact Jordan Tal at

Participation in this Mission requires a minimum commitment of $1,800 each year to the 2025 and 2026 Federation Community Campaigns.

View Sample Itinerary →

Itinerary is subject to change.


Historic Jewish Quarter
Classic Chevy in Havana
Ride in a Classic!
beans and rice
Shabbat With Local Community
cigar rolling
Tour a Cigar Factory
Visit Cuba's Synagogues
Centro Macabeo of Cuba - United Hebrew Congregation in Cuba
Jewish Cemetery & Holocaust Memorial


Required Flights

Mission participants are strictly required to book the flights* listed below for arrival to and departure from Cuba. Participants are responsible for booking their own flights. We strongly encourage you to purchase refundable flights immediately upon registration to ensure you will travel with the group.

Wednesday, January 15, 2025

Pittsburgh to Miami 6:19-9:20 AM
American Airlines AA2313

Miami to Havana 10:31 AM-12:05 PM
American Airlines AA743*

Sunday, January 19, 2025

Havana to Miami 4:00-5:14 PM
American Airlines AA838*

Miami to Pittsburgh 7:30-10:25 PM
American Airlines AA1772

*Required group flight

Travel Note: Participants must have a valid passport that is valid through July 19, 2025 – a minimum of 6 months beyond the trip date.


We strongly suggest the acquisition of comprehensive medical and travel (‘Cancel for Any Reason’) insurance prior to your arrival in Cuba. If you are interested in “cancel for any reason” trip insurance, it must be purchased within 15 days of making your trip deposit or purchasing your flight, whichever occurs first.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh does not currently, and will not in the future, provide any medical insurance coverage while on the mission. Any medical insurance coverage desired must be purchased by mission participants. All commercial airlines flying to Cuba automatically include mandatory Cuban medical insurance. Your boarding pass serves as proof of insurance.

Travel Insurance: There is no trip cancellation insurance offered by Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA)/Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.

Note: JFNA/Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh highly recommends that all mission participants review their own personal insurance coverage needs with their insurance advisors to determine if additional travel insurance is required. Additional travel insurance could cover items such as reimbursement for trip delay, missed connections, sickness and/or accident medical expenses, lost baggage/personal effects, baggage delay, etc.

Please visit to compare your travel insurance options.



Cuba Conexión Women’s Mission Price Land Only

Per Person Based on Double Occupancy: $3,199
Per Person Based on Single Occupancy: $3,499
YAD Per Person (ages 22-45 at the time of the mission) Based on Double Occupancy: $2,999
YAD Per Person (ages 22-45 at the time of the mission) Based on Single Occupancy: $3,299

Price Inclusions

  • Havana accommodations with daily breakfast and WiFi at Royalton Habana
  • Visa/Tourist card required for boarding flights to Cuba
  • Completed D’Viajeros Cuba Visitor QR codes
  • VIP Havana expedited airport screening
  • Private airport transfers
  • All meals
  • Minimum suggested tips for driver and guide
  • Dedicated private full-time expert guide who serves as host, itinerary navigator, and nightlife concierge
  • Private driver and air-conditioned bus
  • Water on the bus and in hotel rooms

Price Exclusions

  • Airfare (Participants are required to travel via the group flight and are responsible for purchasing individual tickets).
  • Supplemental Travel and Health Insurance (All commercial airlines flying to Cuba automatically include mandatory Cuban medical insurance. Boarding passes serve as proof of insurance.)
  • Personal expenses of any kind
  • Anything not expressly included

Payment Details

A $500 non-refundable deposit per person is due upon registration to reserve your space on the mission.
Remaining Balance Due: Friday, October 11, 2024

Cancellation Policy

50% Refund (minus deposit): Cancel on or before Sunday, November 10, 2024
35% Refund (minus deposit): Cancel on or before Friday, December 20, 2024
No Refund: Cancellations after Friday, December 20, 2024

For more information, contact Jordan Tal at


Royalton Habana
Royalton Habana
An Iconic Luxury Resort
On the Habana Bay

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Molly Braver
Mission Chair
Debbie Resnick
Mission Chair
Marian Ungar Davis
Mission Chair

Jordan Tal
Jordan Tal
Senior Development Associate & Missions Manager
Emma Renfrew
Emma Renfrew
Manager, Women's Philanthropy

Full inclusion is a core value of Jewish Pittsburgh. The Jewish Federation welcomes participants of all abilities, backgrounds, races, religious affiliations, sexual orientations and gender identities. Some mission activities require physical mobility. Please notify us prior to the trip if you require accommodation for accessibility or any other needs. We will do whatever possible to assist. Additional costs may apply. Call Jordan Tal 412-992-5227 to discuss.

NOTICE: By registering for this event, you agree that your (and your guest's) picture and/or video may be taken and potentially used in Jewish Federation marketing material and social media. If you do not agree, please call 412-681-8000 to register by phone and indicate that you decline to agree. Thank you.

Our COVID Plan

The Federation cares about the health and well-being of all mission participants. We encourage everyone to follow current CDC recommendations as regards to vaccines, masking and isolation when feeling sick or suspect a COVID-19 exposure. If a participant becomes ill during the mission, the laws and regulations of local, state, federal and international governments may require quarantine in a separate location, at your expense, without physical access to family and friends, and could result in the interruption or cancellation of your mission participation.