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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.

Registration for winter trips will begin on September 9th

 

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

Website: http://www.israelfreespirit.com

Quick Preliminary Application

Akiva

co-ed

Akiva

Akiva is a unique mix of experiential and soulful experiences, designed for the young Jew who is interested in exploring their Jewish background and history. Akiva is situated in the heart of the old city of Jerusalem! 

Dates:  December 18, 2014 - January 3, 2015

Price: $299 (including airfare)

Website: http://akivatrip.com/

Quick Preliminary Application

jInternship

(co-ed)

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

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 12 – May 26 (college students)

June 26 – July 6 (young professionals) SOLD OUT!

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:

May 12 - May 26, 2014

May 18 - June 2, 2014

Price: May 12 trip - $1300 (including airfare) Scholarship available to lower price significantly. 

May 18 trip - $500 (including flights)

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:

May 13 - 28, 2014

August 6 - 21, 2014

Price: May trip - $500 (including flights)

August trip: You only pay for airfare - the rest is free! Subsidies may be available for airfare too only if you mention tripstoisrael.org

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

Quick Preliminary Application

PERI

(men & women)

PERI

The Peer Educator Research Internship is a highly competitive research internship for Jewish students. An all expenses paid three week internship in Israel over winter break and up to five weeks over the summer. The purpose of this internship is to enrich the campus community with Jewish students who have a deep and sophisticated understanding of Judaism, and are trained to educate their peers in their area of expertise. Jewish students will take classes on all aspects of Judaism but will specialize in one Jewish concept that they are passionate about. Students will have the opportunity to go back to university and become a peer educator

Upcoming program dates:

May 26 - June 15, 2014

Price: FREE trip PLUS stipend

Website: www.perinternship.com

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:

Dec 21, 2014 - Jan 7, 2015

Jan 11 - 28, 2015

Price: $699 (including airfare) or $400 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:

December 21, 2014 - January 6, 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
Aug. 11 - 26, 2014
Aug. 27 - Sept 14, 2014
Sept.15 - Oct.6, 2014
October 21 - November 10
November 11 - December 1
December 2 - December 22
December 23 - January 7
January 7 - January 26
January 27 - February 16

Price: $599 (including airfare)

Website: http://www.goessentialsisrael.org/

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:

December 24, 2014 - January 6, 2015
December 28, 2014 - January 13, 2015

Price: $850, plus $250 refundable deposit

Quick Preliminary Application

MEOR Vision

(men & women) 20's

meor

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 8, 2014
June 24 - July 13, 2014

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 30 - July 24, 2014

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

The TAG Experience

(Women)

The TAG Experience

The Jewish Women's Renaissance Project offers 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 women 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: The TAG Experience

Quick Preliminary Application

GoSephardic

(co-ed) 2 tracks

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…

Discussions about Israeli politics, relationships, religiosity, Shabbat, proofs of our ancient past and Jewish philosophy.

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

Upcoming Dates:

Ages 26 - 36 May 2014

Ages 18 - 29 June and July

Price: $999 including flight - Limited scholarships available

Website: http://www.gosephardic.com

Quick Preliminary Application

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 9 - 17, 2014

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

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

Quick Preliminary Application

JAM

(co-ed)

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 17 - July 6, 2014

Price: Subsidies are offered on a case-by-case basis

Website: http://jamoncampus.com/index.php/trips/israel/

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:Dates to be spoted soon.
Women's division:
Aug. 26 – Dec. 26, 20014 (4 month J'internship)
Dec. 28, 2014 - January 15, 2015
Dec. 28, 2014 - April 28, 2015 (4 month J'internship)

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

Mechina / Nevey

Short-term study program (women)

neve

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 26 - August 5, 2014

August 7 - August 20, 2014

August 26 - October 5, 2014

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:

June 18 - August 5, 2014
Check site for additional dates

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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