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Upcoming Israel Trips

For Jewish college age students and young professionals

 

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Israel Trips

Taglit Birthright Israel / Israel Free Spirit

(co-ed) Ages 18-26

The Taglit-Birthright Israel trip covers roundtrip airfare plus 10 days of accommodations and unique programs in Israel. Any Jewish young adult aged 18-26 is eligible to apply for the gift unless they have been to Israel on a peer-group program after the age of 18.

One of the trip organizers is Israel Free Spirit, which we highly recommend.

Price: This trip is a gift from Taglit-Birthright Israel

Website: http://www.israelfreespirit.com

Quick Preliminary Application

Akiva

co-ed

Akiva

Akiva offers a unique mix of experiential and soulful experiences, designed for the student who is interested in exploring their Jewish background and history. Akiva takes 40 hand-picked students from across North America and offers them a unique blend of workshops and tours all while living in the ancient Old City of Jerusalem.

Dates:  May 26 - June 10, 2015 Check again for upcoming winter trips

Price: $299 (including airfare)

Website: http://akivatrip.com/

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jInternship

(men and women)

jinternship

jInternship serves as a headhunter for successful companies across North America and Israel.  Qualified and motivated college students/recent college graduates are placed with top-notch professional internships and semester-long work co-ops in a wide array of fields.  Students also enjoy inspiring and empowering classes on Judaism presented by some of the world's premier Jewish educators.  Generally, days are split up with classes on Judaism each morning and work as a professional intern each afternoon. 

Dates:

May 19, 2014 through Sept. 17, 2014 (4 months)
June 15, 2014 through Oct. 26, 2014 (4 months)

Check out extensive list of dates here.

Price: Costs vary depending on the session you join, starting at $350

Website: www.jinternship.com

Quick Preliminary Application

JAM

Co-ed, ages 18 - 27

jewish awareness america

The JAM (Jewish Awareness Movement) Israel trip combines touring the land with classes on Jewish identity and thought. Students live in Jerusalem and every afternoon a tour bus brings the students to sites in and around Jerusalem. The itinerary has included an archeological dig, camel riding, kayaking on the Kineret, rappelling in the Qumran, a visit to the Dead Sea, climbing Masada at sunrise, an overnight trip to the north, the Tunnel Tours under the Western Wall, Tel Aviv and much much more. In addition, classes in the morning puts the sites into context, and explains the impact and meaning of Judaism. Students learn to clarify their Jewish pride and articulate why Judaism is important to them. The experience is deep, fun and meaningful, truly a trip of a lifetime! 

Dates:

June 16 - July 5, 2015

Price: Generous scholarships available on a case-by-case babsis

Website: http://jamoncampus.com/israel.html

Quick Preliminary Application

Israel Recharge

co-ed, ages 22-30

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Israel Recharge is an incredible opportunity for Jewish students and young professionals from all backgrounds and affiliations who would like to experience Israel, explore their Jewish roots, and inspire their soul. 

Date: June 21 - July 2, 2015

Price: Two options.

1) $799 including airfare, by joining the "challenge" program. (Check website for details) 

2) Anyone else for $1299 Including airfare

Website: http://www.israelrecharge.com/

Quick Preliminary Application

Pathways

(co-ed)

Pathways

On Pathways Israel, you’ll tour Israel from North to South. In the lush, green Golan Heights, you’ll learn about the history of the State of Israel and understand Israel’s relationships with its neighbors. You’ll have quiet time for reflection in the Negev desert, where you’ll climb into the world’s largest crater of its kind. Experience the night life of Tel Aviv, take a dip in the Dead Sea, and explore the religious sites of Jerusalem – all in about two weeks of action-packed days! In the evenings, there is ample free time to hang out in Jerusalem or see family and friends.

Upcoming trips:

May 7 - 22, 2015 -for college students

June 25 - July 5, 2015 - Trip for young professionals (You only pay airfare, the rest is free)

Price: $500

Quick Preliminary Application

HaMerkaz

(co-ed) 18-30

hamerkaz

Channel 3000 years of wisdom in a meaningful, user-friendly way, while touring the real Israel like you’ve never seen before and having a great time!

Hamerkaz helps young, college-age adults decode the mysteries of Jewish tradition and rediscover the rich diversity of their heritage, showing its relevance to Jews today.

Dates: Check again for upcoming winter trips

May 26 - June 10, 2015

June 14 - June 30, 2015

Price: $500 Additional scholarships may apply. Take the JUMAX course and pay only $200

Website: http://www.hamerkaz.org/

Quick Preliminary Application

Israel 2.0

co-ed ages 18-28

israel 2.0

You already know that Israel is an incredible place. But was your last group trip to Israel just too short? Do you want to come back to Israel again, to have another chance to experience this amazing country, to enjoy the superb beaches and reefs of Eilat, to visit the famous city of Hebron and to learn more about the heritage that makes this place truly your own? Then Israel 2.0 is for you.

Upcoming program dates:

August 2 - 17, 2015

Price: For August trip, you only pay for the flight, the rest is free. (Further subsidies may be available as well)

Website: http://www.israel2point0.org/

Quick Preliminary Application

Start-Up the Nation

Young Jewish Professionals, between the ages of 22-35 years of age, who consider themselves to be visionaries and future leaders in their field.

aish

Aish Center would like to take you on a professional and spiritual journey that will introduce you to the ways of becoming successful Jewish entrepreneurs and empowered Jewish leaders. We will learn from the senior executives of companies such as Google, Microsoft, Wix, Waze and more, all while accessing the wisdom of Judaism and how that helped to strengthen their character and potential for success. We will explore the high-tech of Tel Aviv, the spirituality of Jerusalem, and the buzz of entrepreneurship in Haifa.

 

On this trip, you will be immersed in the Israeli business and startup ecosystem and have access to leading figures of inspiration throughout Israel. We want our participants to return as Inspired Jewish Business Leaders helping us achieve a brighter, better future.

 

Date: September 1st - 7th, 2015

Price: $2,600 per person (does not include flights) Scholarships of $1,000 - $2,500 are available for those who qualify.

Rough Itinerary will be sent to all those interested.

Quick Preliminary Application

Israelinks

Collegiate women

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A trip for collegiate women focusing on the roles modern women play within Judaism. In addition to the staple IsraeLinks trips, classes and activities, women will be challenged to understand their roles as Jewish leaders and how to apply these experiences to their lives. 

The program seeks women who are looking to explore their Jewish identity in a warm vibrant community of like minded women all while traveling and exploring the land of Israel.

Dates: May 26, 2015 - June 11, 2015 Check again for upcoming winter trips

Price: $499 including flight from NYC. For European departures, ₤249

Quick Preliminary Application

JEWEL

(women ages 19-32)

jewel

JEWEL is one of the most innovative introductory study programs today.

Set in Jerusalem's lovely Ramat Eshkol neighborhood, Jewel lets you explore your Jewish Heritage in a warm and easygoing environment, with top lecturers from around the world.  Jewel is a holistic program that encompasses classes, tours, day trips, group activities, a Shabbat experience in the Old City of Jerusalem.... making the Jewel experience a perfect gem.

Upcoming program dates:

June 28 - July 22, 2015

July 27 - August 19, 2015

Price: $699 (including airfare) or $500 with M2 voucher. Additional scholarships may be available.

Website: http://www.jewel4women.com/index.html

Quick Preliminary Application

JLE

(men)

Jewish learning exchange

The Jewish Learning Exchange gives Jewish men from diverse backgrounds and affiliations an opportunity to explore Israel and what it means to be Jewish. The JLE is famous for its extensive touring program ranging from half day & full day expeditions around Jerusalem to 3 day tours up to the Golan, to the Galilee and down to the Negev.

Dates:

June 21 - July 6, 2015

August 16 - 31, 2015

Price: $499 (including airfare)

Website: http://jle.ohr.edu/

Quick Preliminary Application

Essentials

(men)

Essentials

The Essentials program is for men ages 18-29, and offers a unique opportunity to gain a strong understanding of core concepts in Jewish thought, while living in the heart of Jerusalem’s Old City.  The program also tours regularly around Jerusalem and throughout Israel. While in Israel, you can drop by any time for a free class.

Dates:

November 27 - December 12
December 13 - December 31
July 7 - July 28, 2015
Aug. 3 - 18, 2015
Aug. 19 - Sept. 6, 2015
Sept.7 - Sept. 24, 2015
October 12 - November 2
November 3 - November 22
November 23 - December 9
December 10 - December 27

Price: $599 (including airfare)

Website: http://israel.aish.com/essentials/

Quick Preliminary Application

Hasbara Fellowships

(co-ed)

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Hasbara Fellowships, educates and trains university students to be effective pro-Israel activists on their campuses. Based in the Old City of Jerusalem, Hasbara Fellows spend time traveling the city as well as other important sites in the country including strategic military sites, borders with neighboring countries, etc. The program is for university undergraduates who have at least two semesters left on campus.

Upcoming program dates:

June 21 - July 6, 2015

Price: $850, plus $250 refundable deposit

Quick Preliminary Application

JET YP Journey

Young Professionals (co-ed)

Join JET YP as we JOURNEY to the Holy Land this summer. This trip will be an amazing mixture of spiritual inspiration with unadulterated FUN! Learn Jewish wisdom from the greatest teachers in the Jewish world in the morning and then Segway, Zip-Line, & ATV in the afternoon! Enjoy the sights and sounds of Israel by night as well. We will spend an incredible Shabbos experience in Jerusalem.

Dates: June 21 - July 1, 2015

Price: $989 (Other need-based scholarships are available upon request)

Website: www.jetyp.com

Quick Preliminary Application

MEOR Vision

(men & women) 20's

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Based in Jerusalem, MEOR Vision is three-weeks of high level Torah study, Jewish education, and Jewish leadership training.  MEOR Vision is interactive and personal. Together with outstanding Jewish educators and a dynamic peer group, you will delve into Talmudic discourse, acquire new skills in concentrated study of Jewish texts, learn leadership theory and technique, and focus on personal character development.  The program includes a customized individual learning component, where you will learn and develop a topic of your choice.  Inspiring shabbatonim, exciting evening activities and on-site classes all add to the unparalleled experience.

Upcoming program dates:

May 18 - June 6, 2015 Check again for upcoming winter trips

Price: $450 (including airfare)

Website: www.meor.org/vision

Quick Preliminary Application

NEIJS - Jewish Medical Ethics & Israel Experience Program

(co-ed)

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NEIJS, in coordination with Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, is sponsoring a four week summer program, combining the study of medical ethics, Jewish thought and tours of Israel. The program enables Jewish medical students to explore Jewish approaches to challenging medical issues confronting health care professionals. Compelling seminars on Jewish thought address contemporary issues facing the Jewish people. The faculty includes world renowned medical ethicists and scholars of contemporary Jewish law and philosophy. The medical ethics curriculum incorporates the case-study method and hospital rounds and has qualified for elective credit. Students from over fifty medical schools have participated over the past ten years.

Upcoming program dates:

June 29 - July 23, 2015

Price: Students apply for the NEIJS Scholars Fellowship towards offsetting the program cost. See www.neijs.org/site/program

Website: www.neijs.org

Quick Preliminary Application

GoSephardic

(co-ed 18-29)

Sephardic Fellowships

For anyone Sephardi, GoSephardic is the perfect start for your spiritual quest. We  present both the mystical and the rational approach to Judaism. In 3 weeks you will build a foundation in areas like Self Development, Prayer, Philosophy, History, Sephardi Culture and Customs…

Touring Israel ,praying in the Holy sites of our Tsadikim adventurous activities are but a few things on the agenda.

Upcoming Dates:

June 28 - July 12, 2015

Price: $499 including flight - Limited scholarships available

Website: http://www.gosephardic.com

Quick Preliminary Application

STEP for Sephardi women

Sephardi women, ages 18-30

STEP

STEP (Sephardic Torah Education Program) for Sephardi young women has created an amazing program that is warm, feels like home and brings together girls from all walks of life in a tradition and wholesome atmosphere. Living under one roof, the girls bond and share experiences, build friendships that last a lifetime and learn from one another.

STEP has also perfected the schedule giving the girls space to explore Jerusalem and life in Israel, all while providing a strong sense of continue Jewish education. Through informal group discussion, inspiring lectures and experiential outings, the girls explore a new perspective on Judaism, Israel and themselves.

Dates: June 14 - 28, 2015

Price: $1200

Website: http://www.gosephardic.com/step/

Quick Preliminary Application

Hadar

Sephardic men, ages 18-26

hadar

If you are proud of being Sephardic, then you will love Hadar. This year, we're bringing you the most exciting, mind-blowing trip you will ever have in Israel. Spirituality, education and fun all rolled into one. Hadar is taking you on an electrifying 11 day tour through the best sites of Israel while touring, you will also learning about Sephardic heritage & the wisdom and beauty of Judaism, from dynamic speakers and educators. You will visit Jerusalem,Eilat, Hevron, cave of the patriarchs Tel Aviv, northern Israel and more!

Upcoming program dates:

August 5 - August 16, 2015

Price: Cost varies from $99-$699. If you will be on another trip to Israel this summer such as birthright or anything else you can join us after your trip. Subsidies and scholarships are available.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Hadar.info

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MJE Heritage Trip

manhattan jewish experience

Young professionals - 20's & 30's

This is your opportunity to experience and adventure and to see the deeper side of Israel.  Join MJE as we tour the country, learn the history of our people, and connect to the spiritual foundations our the land.  The trip is a combination of fun, touring, learning and enjoying all Israel has to offer with a dynamic tour guide and the MJE staff.

Date: August 1 - 10, 2015

Price: $3000 - Stipends up to half the cost available for those who qualify.

Website: http://jewishexperience.org
Contact: israel@jewishexperience.org

Quick Preliminary Application

Pathways Plus

(men & women)

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Pathways Plus is a 3-week beginner level program, specially crafted for the student who would like to get a taste of Torah learning, as well as experiencing life in yeshiva. Pathways Plus will provide hands-on text study, informative and thought-provoking classes with expert educators, inspiring tours, and Shabbatonim. Each student will be given plenty of personal attention, with special efforts made to tailor each student’s daily schedule to his specific needs.

Upcoming program dates:

Men's division:

June 1 - June 21, 2015

Women's division:

May 27 - July 23, 2015 (2 month J'internship)

June 29 - July 15, 2015

Price: $649 (including airfare) or $449 for students with M2 vouchers. Additional scholarships/subsidies are available

Website: Men  Women

May 20 – June 10
June 24 – July 15

Quick Preliminary Application

Aish4AEPI Israel Experience

Aepi brothers

Aepi

The Aish4AEPi Israel Experience rocks in every way - world class educators, unreal experiences, stuff you've never done or seen before, and a whole lot more!

This trip is not your run of the mill Israel trip - it's everything you've always wanted, but never thought you could have! 

Date: May 17 - June 3, 2015 Check again for upcoming winter trips

Price: $600 (includes everything)

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Way More Israel

co-ed, ages 19-28

waymoreisrael

On Way More Israel you'll have an incredible time living in Jerusalem's historic Old City while learning Hebrew, volunteering and building your career.  You'll have an authentic Israel experience as you live like a local. While Way More Israel is based in Jerusalem, you'll spend one month doing organic farming and working on a kibbutz. With trips throughout Israel, classes/workshops on timely Jewish topics and amazing internship/volunteering positions, you'll get way more than you ever imagined.

Dates: July 5 - August 20, 2015

September 1, 2015 - January 28, 2016

Price: $350 (not including airfare)

Quick Preliminary Application

Video Activism Summer Fellowship

co-ed 19-27

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Video Activism Summer Fellowship is a unique six week internship, based in the historic old city of Jerusalem. Our professional media training program places emphasis on Video Skills, Israel Advocacy and Jewish Identity. Includes: room and board, fun trips, expert speakers, activities and much more!

Dates: June 11 - July 22, 2015

Price: $500 not including airfare ($250 discount to previous participants of Hasbara Fellowships) Additional scholarships may be available

Quick Preliminary Application

JWRP

(Moms and Dads)

The TAG Experience

The Jewish Women's Renaissance Project offers men and women all over the world a special gift; a highly subsidized, 9 day action-packed trip to Israel and experience what it means to Transform and Grow. The excitement of touring, learning, and sharing on this trip with other parents from all walks of life, is unforgettable.

Upcoming Trips:

Many trips planned from cities throughout North America. Check website for details.

Price: Trips are highly subsidized. Check website for additional details.

Website: JWRP (for Moms) MoMENtum (for Dads)

Quick Preliminary Application

Mechina / Nevey

Short-term study program (women)

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Mechina introductory program, is designed for the curious and inquisitive young Jewish woman, with little or no background in Judaic studies. Mechina strengthens Jewish identity through Jewish education, and demonstrates the relevance of Judaism in today’s world. Students tackle life’s toughest personal, philosophical and theological issues in a sensitive and thoughtful environment. A spirit of open exchange permeates the classroom where the students are encouraged to question and interact with some of the most stimulating teachers in today's Jewish world.

Upcoming programs:

Program is offered on a continuous, year-round basis. You can choose which dates work best for you. Generally, the full program lasts for 6 weeks. However, you can join at any time and choose to stay anywhere between two weeks to the full session.

June 4 - July 26, 2015

July 28 -  August 11, 2015

August 17 - September 21, 2015

Price: Full scholarship available for qualified students

Website: http://nevey.org/mechina-2/

Quick Preliminary Application

Shearim

Short-term study program (women)

shearim

She'arim College of Jewish Studies for Women offers an exceptional approach to education that combines personalized teaching, textual study skills and an integrative approach to personal growth. She'arim relates to each student as a unique person, individualizing schedules and classes as necessary.

Upcoming program dates:

Various tracks and dates available. Please check site for details.

Price: Tuition for short term programs is $250 per week and the dorm is $100 per week. She’arim’s policy is not to turn anyone away for financial reasons. Special scholarships are available.

Website: http://www.shearim.com

Quick Preliminary Application
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