Birthright Israel: Hillel trips connect Jewish students and young professionals to their Jewish journey and identities, to Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people, and, upon return, to their Jewish communities. All Hillel trips will provide a variety of meaningful Jewish experiences for young adults from all Jewish backgrounds to explore their tradition. On this trip, participants will explore Jewish history, Israeli history, and current Israeli life through exciting tours, hikes, and unique activities.
Birthright Israel: Hillel campus based trips are staffed by local Hillel campus professionals who get to know participants before the trip, and return to campus with them after their Israel experience. Hillel will focus on follow-through after the trip with all campus-based participants, enabling and empowering them to continue examining their relationship to Israel and to the Jewish people both on campus and in their communities.
National, niche, and young professional trips are staffed by experienced Jewish communal professionals and Hillel staff. Our Israeli tour educators are top-rated in their profession. They all speak English fluently and will make Israel come alive for participants through all of the exciting locations.
You will get to learn about about Israel from YOUR peers – through Israelis on your trip, your Israeli tour educator, and through your own eyes – seeing Israel as it is. You will see the cities, industries and nightlife that aren’t covered on network news.
On Shabbat, focus on taking a break from the fast-paced regular itinerary. Shabbat is celebrated in a pluralistic manner, allowing for many opportunities and experiences. In addition to Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox services, we also offer non-prayer alternatives such as meditation, discussions, and/or yoga. Shabbat is also the time where you have the opportunity, if you would like, to choose a Hebrew name and celebrate becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah.
In addition to the major sites of Israel – Masada, the Dead Sea, and the Western Wall, we’ll take you to amazing places you didn’t even know existed. Ride a camel at the Bedouin tent, go Jeeping in the Golan, have lunch in a Druze village, and meet Ethiopian children at an absorption center. And of course, in addition to your American peers, you will be traveling with new Israeli friends and getting to know the real Israel.
This trip is a gift from Birthright Israel