Over the years, the Kraft family has maintained a strong connection to Israel, leading dozens of missions to the Holy Land with people from all different walks of life, Jews and non-Jews alike. The Kraft family has supported and launched numerous programs that create a connection to Israel and Jewish life. Their commitment has helped build a robust economic relationship between Boston and Israel, the results of which have created jobs and fostered technological innovations in both communities. These trips have made an impact on many local legislators, including former Massachusetts Governors Bill Weld, Paul Cellucci and Deval Patrick and dignitaries like Reverend Dr. Ray Hammond, among others.
Additionally, Robert Kraft has led three different mission trips to Israel with current and former Patriots players and Pro Football Hall of Famers. During these “Touchdown in Israel” trips, the legends and players have visited the Kraft Family Sport Campus, met with Israeli players and offered their support. These contingents have also visited historical and biblical landmarks including the Mount of Beatitudes, Jordan River, Masada, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Western Wall, City of David and the Dead Sea. Together, the football legends absorbed the Holy Land’s offerings and formed powerful bonds with one another.