THIS TRIP IS A GIFT FROM BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL

“Can’t reiterate enough how lucky we all felt to have our soldiers with us for all 10 days”

– Josh S

“This trip has really made a giant impact in my life and I will never forget it!”

– Natalie R

“The experience is so intense that if you even stop to think you’ll miss something extraordinary”

– Jamie F

“It was an amazing 10 days, full of self-reflection and memories that will stay with me for a lifetime.”

– Beth S

“I made new friends, celebrated Shabbat at the Western Wall, lost a game of chess to an Israeli intelligence officer, and survived three scorching summer days in the desert.”

– Aaron T

“I have nothing but good things to say about my staff members and tour guide as well.”

– Blake H

“It really opened my eyes in so many different ways”

– David P

Eligibility

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE? 

Birthright Israel offers free trips to Israel to provide young Jewish adults with the opportunity to explore Israel, a country rich with history, culture and spirituality. The 10 day trip is an introductory and educational peer experience in Israel.

This trip is open to Jewish young adults ages 19 – 26 from, or living in the UK at the time of the trip.

You are eligible if…

  • You have at least one Jewish parent, consider yourself Jewish, or have completed a conversion course (certificate required), you may be eligible.

  • You have finished high school before your trip departs.

  • You are turning 27 on or after May 1 for summer trips, or on or after December 1 for winter trips.

If you have been to Israel before, you are eligible if…

  • You have visited Israel with your family or for other personal reasons.

  • You have visited Israel on a peer program for less than 3 months before turning 18.

  • You have come as part of a touring group, educational, or study program before turning 18.

  • You were born in Israel, hold Israeli citizenship or have an Israeli passport, but left before you were 12 years old. (Documentation needed)

You are not eligible if…

  • You have served in the Israeli army or volunteered on an Israel army base

  • You have been to Israel for more than 3 months since the age of 12

If you have any questions on your eligibility, just ask us at info@freejourneytoisrael.org

BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL PROVIDES THE GIFT OF PEER GROUP, EDUCATIONAL TRIPS TO ISRAEL FOR JEWISH YOUNG ADULTS AGES 19 TO 26

Birthright Israel is an innovative partnership between the people of Israel through the Government of Israel, private philanthropists and thousands of donors and Jewish communities around the world (North American Jewish Federations through the Jewish Federations of North America; the Jewish Agency for Israel; and Keren Hayesod).

 

Birthright Israel is an innovative partnership between the people of Israel through the Government of Israel, private philanthropists and thousands of donors and Jewish communities around the world (North American Jewish Federations through the Jewish Federations of North America; the Jewish Agency for Israel; and Keren Hayesod).

VISION STATEMENT OF: ISRAEL EXPERIENCE®

Our programs combine the fun of touring with hands-on learning experiences. Programs include visits to historical and religious sites, exposure to the diverse aspects of Israeli society, nature hikes and studies, adventure activities, encounters (mifgashim) with Israeli peers and more.

Educational and adventure components are interwoven and integrated in order to involve all the senses, to encourage an emotional as well as an intellectual response, and to stimulate participants to think, feel, question, argue and hopefully to act. Open discussions are encouraged. Through on-site seminars provided by knowledgeable and experienced tour guides, through simulation games, drama, creative arts, seminars and encounters, conducted by experts in various fields, our participants confront the issues facing contemporary Jewish youth. Themes and issues: Jewish identify and Jewish sovereignty in Israel, the historical continuity of the Jewish people, the multifaceted aspects of Israeli society, Israel-Arab relations, Judaism symbols and values, the Holocaust, Shabbat, Hebrew, Jerusalem, mutual responsibility, the relationship between Diaspora and Israeli youth, Israeli culture.


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