Description: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017, 7pm -10pm
Largest Israel Gap Fair in the West Marks 5th Year! Only cross-denominationa ...read moreTHURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017, 7pm -10pm
Largest Israel Gap Fair in the West Marks 5th Year! Only cross-denominational Israel Fair in the Country. The American Israel Gap Year Fair, the largest Israel Gap Year Fair in the West, heads into its 5th successful year on Thursday, November 16th. Families from public, private and home schooled can explore diverse academic and experiential Jewish learning opportunities for the transformative Gap Year in Israel. The free event will be held at YULA Girls High School, 1619 S. Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, from 7:00pm to 10:00 pm. Advance registration is available at tinyurl.com/israelfair.
The 2017 Fair will afford special presentations by the Israel Gap Year providers as well as in the college-fair format. Programs to be offered include internships, vocational training, and college credit, Ulpan, specific ways to make a smooth transition to Israel army service, and more. As the only cross denominational Israel focused Gap-Year Fair in the country, opportunities are available in co-ed, boys-only, and girls-only environments and at every academic and religious comfort level. Gap-friendly colleges will also be on hand to discuss the extensive variety of opportunities available to students after the Israel Gap Year experience and how to achieve a smooth transition from Gap Year to college life. Highlights of Fair participants can be seen at Facebook@IsraelGapYear. To learn more about AIGYA check out www.IsraelGapYear.org
YULA Girls High School: 1619 S. Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles
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Description: Alexander Muss High School in Israel, known to most as AMHSI or just HSI, is a study abroad program in Israel for hi ...read moreAlexander Muss High School in Israel, known to most as AMHSI or just HSI, is a study abroad program in Israel for high school students. This is a high school unlike any other, where education is imparted through experience and history is infused into everything you do. While keeping up with classes from your home school and gaining important college preparatory skills, you will also be learning about Israel through first-hand experience. In Israel, your "classroom" is the land itself as you travel to the places where history was made.
Phone: (800) 327-5980;
Website: http://amhsi.orgread less
Description: Travel with teens from around the world on a cross-country and cross-cultural journey in the Jewish Homeland. Discov ...read moreTravel with teens from around the world on a cross-country and cross-cultural journey in the Jewish Homeland. Discover Israel's many treasures traveling between the Golan Heights in the far north to the tropical Red Sea in the deep south. Experience a Shabbat in the heart of Jerusalem, watch the sunrise from atop Masada and tap into the innovative spirit of Tel Aviv.
Israel Journey covers all of the classic sites you need to experience – ancient Jerusalem, modern Tel Aviv, the lush Galilee mountains, the vast Negev Desert, the unsinkable Dead Sea and the mountaintop fortress on Masada. But we'll also take you much further. Enjoy a BBQ on the beach, take part in an active archaeological dig, sample the world's very best falafel and spend a night under the stars.
More than a tour, this is a journey that is about discovering your own personal connection to this very ancient and very modern land. It's about exploring what it means to be Jewish from an Israeli point of view, It's about understanding the politics of the Middle East with new real world insights. And it's about living Jewish values through hands-on community service and Shabbat experiences. read less
Description: Welcome to BBYO Passport — the leading provider of travel programs for Jewish teens. Join us for a summer of new e ...read moreWelcome to BBYO Passport — the leading provider of travel programs for Jewish teens. Join us for a summer of new experiences, new friendships and a new way of looking at the world. Passport trips span destinations on five continents and combine elements of active touring, community service, and meaningful Jewish experiences. The program embraces pluralistic Jewish values and is designed for anyone with a spirit for adventure and a desire to experience the full color of the world. Prior involvement with BBYO is not necessary. Tracks to Israel, Europe, South Africa, Costa Rica and the Western USA are filling up fast!
Contact Person: Lane Schlessel;
Phone: (800) 698-1002;
Website: http://bbyopassport.orgread less
Description: April 8- April 23, 2018.
Commemorate Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, joining thousands of teens from around ...read moreApril 8- April 23, 2018.
Commemorate Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, joining thousands of teens from around the world on a "March of the Living" from Auschwitz to Birkenau. Celebrate Yom HaAtzma'ut, Israel's Independence Day, together with the people of Israel and teens from around the world. Limited space available for the Los Angeles delegation.
Contact Person: Maya Aharon;
Phone: (323) 761-8611;
Address: 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048;
Website: https://www.bjela.org/bje-march-livingread less
Description: Ramah Seminar is a 6-week trip, based in Jerusalem, which includes exploring Israel's history, archeological di ...read moreRamah Seminar is a 6-week trip, based in Jerusalem, which includes exploring Israel's history, archeological digs, tiyulim (trips) and more, including the opportunity to spend the summer with Ramah campers from all over North America. Extensions of seminar include a pre-Israel 10-day trip to Poland. For more information, applications or prices, please contact the National Ramah Office. Email: email@example.com Phone: (212) 678-8883 Website: http://www.ramah.org.ilread less
Description: April 23 - May 3, 3018. Info meeting on November 16, 2017.
Learn more at our Israel Trip meeting. Find out more abo ...read moreApril 23 - May 3, 3018. Info meeting on November 16, 2017.
Learn more at our Israel Trip meeting. Find out more about our fabulous multi generational Israel trip in April, 2018. Rabbi Paul describes the excitement of traveling together to our Holy Land. Travel with Rabbi Paul, Cantor Doug, and their wives.
Open to all individuals, families and couples, adults and children, both from Or Ami and from the greater community.
RSVP for the info meeting: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ees7osl2aa9ac48b&oseq=&c=&ch=read less
Description: Boys trip/ Girls Trip: July 3-24, 2017. The CTeen Heritage Quest is a unique 22-day trip to Poland and Israel that w ...read moreBoys trip/ Girls Trip: July 3-24, 2017. The CTeen Heritage Quest is a unique 22-day trip to Poland and Israel that will give teens a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the roots of their Jewish heritage at the source. The group will spend six days visiting many sites of past Jewish presence in Poland, such as cemeteries, ghettos, and synagogues. Teens will explore firsthand what was once one of the largest and most significant Jewish communities in the world. In addition, the trip will give teens a chance to see the devastating effects World War II had on this once vibrant Jewish community by visiting concentration camps and Holocaust memorial sites. From Poland, the group will travel to Israel and discover the significance of our Jewish homeland and contemporary Jewish life. Teens will learn and absorb an authentic Jewish approach to tragedy, loss, and the keys to emerging from hardship with a stronger and bolder allegiance to our Jewish future, as well as strengthen their commitment to live as proud Jews.
Rabbi Nachman Rivkin
718-467-4400 x 4339
Description: Derech Hateva provides nature-based opportunities for teens to experience the wonder and excitement of the outdoors ...read moreDerech Hateva provides nature-based opportunities for teens to experience the wonder and excitement of the outdoors through meaningful adventures in Israel.
Phone: (212) 537-6280;
Website: http://www.derechhateva.orgread less
Description: Girls Israel Volunteer Experience (GIVE) is a 5 week Israel summer program where extraordinary high school girls are ...read moreGirls Israel Volunteer Experience (GIVE) is a 5 week Israel summer program where extraordinary high school girls are given the opportunity to experience hands-on Judaism through the art of giving back.
On GIVE, we visit an array of chesed organizations and experience firsthand what it means to be a responsible member of the Jewish people by helping those in need. From soup kitchens to medical clowning, greeting a Nefesh B’Nefesh flight to painting kindergartens in underprivileged communities, GIVErs are able to contribute to the many needs of those Jews living in Israel.
While GIVE’s primary focus is volunteer work, touring and exposure to the land of Israel continues to be a major piece of the summer. When not engaged in chesed activities, GIVE takes you to many of the major tourist attractions throughout Israel. Some highlights include spending Shabbat in Tzfat, banana boating on the Kineret, hiking in the Judean desert and the Golan, mountain rappelling and floating in the Dead Sea.
GIVE is an opportunity for girls to give back some of the good that they have received in their lives to those less fortunate. For an amazing summer that allows you to experience tangible Judaism in an incredibly exciting environment, while making friends from all over, sign up for NCSY’s GIVE!
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Description: June 20—July 2, 2018
We will delve into Israel's contemporary and historical triumphs and struggles. We will ...read moreJune 20—July 2, 2018
We will delve into Israel's contemporary and historical triumphs and struggles. We will hear from leading voices on the ground about the conflict and prospects for peace with the Palestinians - a conversation that is more crucial now than ever. We will explore Israel's thriving arts and culture scene, drink great wine, and hear from the NGOs in the field who are working to address Israel’s social, economic, religious, and environmental justice challenges. And throughout, there will be a separate track with creative and age appropriate programming for children of all ages as part of an overall itinerary that we are thoughtfully designing with Makor Educational Journeys.
Who is this trip for?
Our trip will be suitable for everyone from first-timers to Sabras, from folks traveling alone to those bringing their best friends, their 7-year-olds, or their moms. read less
Description: Israel Teen Fellowship is a two week journey throughout Israel that focuses on diversity and welcomes all teenagers ...read moreIsrael Teen Fellowship is a two week journey throughout Israel that focuses on diversity and welcomes all teenagers in 9th-12th grade. Fellows see and experience the country as a land of many faiths and cultures; one that is filled with diverse histories, stories, and traditions. As such, Fellows meet and interact with teens from various Israeli communities, including: Jews, Arab-Israelis, Bedouins, Druze, and Bahai'i. Participants try new foods together, learn about each other, and complete projects to help better the communities they visit. Other events include rafting the Jordan River, floating in the Dead Sea, camping out in the Negev Desert, beach time in Tel Aviv, and touring Jerusalem.
More info can be found at our website: www.israelteenfellowship.org read less
Description: Experience Israel by participating in the most unique program of its kind from North America. Join MBI for a 5-week ...read moreExperience Israel by participating in the most unique program of its kind from North America. Join MBI for a 5-week summer adventure with your post grade 10 "shichva" (age group). On MBI you will travel the country from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, from the Golan Heights to the Negev. You will learn first-hand about the Israeli people, their history, culture and society. Habonim Dror North America and MBI are members of the Lapid initiative. Lapid is a coalition of high school age Israel program providers working together to sustain and grow the number of high school age youth who participate in Israel experiences. read less
Description: June 27-July 25, 2017
Grade 11 | Departs from San Francisco & Los Angeles
We are thrilled to announce the ret ...read moreJune 27-July 25, 2017
Grade 11 | Departs from San Francisco & Los Angeles
We are thrilled to announce the return of the Camp Newman / West Coast NFTY in Israel summer program! This coming summer, we will offer a specially built, heavily discounted four-week NFTY Adventure program for our teens who are coming from West Coast congregations and from Camp Newman.
This group will depart from San Francisco and Los Angeles on June 28, 2016, and return on July 26, 2016.
The NFTY Adventure program is a unique and challenging four week summer experience created especially for teens who seek a meaningful and exciting journey to Israel filled with amazing memories and friendships which will last a lifetime. From ancient Jerusalem to modern Tel Aviv, from the beautiful Galilee to the stunning Negev Desert, you will create and be part of an intense traveling Jewish community of teens from all over North America.
You’ll have opportunities to meet Israeli teens, ride a camel, snorkel in the Red Sea, mountain bike, join in a real archeological dig, swim in the Mediterranean Sea, celebrate Shabbat in Jerusalem, eat a falafel, and have the most amazing time of your life. With a great summer of shared fun and friendship as a backdrop, you’ll return home with an intense personal connection to the land, history and people of Israel, proud of yourself and your people.
With NFTY’s renowned tour guide-educators leading the way, you’ll walk on the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, make a pilgrimage to the Kotel -The Western Wall – travel back 2,000 years in time to explore the ancient tunnels around the foundation of the Temple Mount, and see the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls at the Shrine of the Book.
As the sun rises over the mountains of Jordan, you’ll ascend the summit of Masada at dawn. You’ll float in the Dead Sea, cover yourself with the famous black mud, and cool off in the refreshing waters of the Nahal Arugot Waterfall near Ein Gedi.
You’ll dig into your roots on an archeological expedition, unearth ancient pottery with your own hands, and crawl through the caves of the Maccabean Revolt by candlelight. Together with your Israeli peers, you’ll explore the Galilee and Golan, swim the headwaters of the Jordan River, wander through the alleyways of the mystical city of Safed, and “conquer” Crusader castles.
As you travel with your friends you’ll spend three unforgettable days and nights hiking and exploring the Negev Desert. You’ll ride camels across sand dunes, sip tea in a Bedouin tent, snorkel the crystal clear blue waters of the Red Sea, relax on a sandy beach, and sleep under a peaceful blanket of stars.
Before you leave for Israel you’ll select a “Chavaya”—special interest—module and during your stay. You’ll spend four fun-filled days pursuing your own interests while also making new friends from other NFTY groups. Choose from Yam L’Yam (Sea to Sea), Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World in Israel), Indiana Jones in Israel (Archeological Dig), and Gadna (Army Training).
Before you depart for home, you’ll be amazed by the modern city of Tel Aviv, swim in the Mediterranean, shop on famous Dizengoff Street, and return to spiritual Jerusalem for one final visit as you prepare to conclude your spectacular summer of adventure, personal discovery, challenge and growth. When you do return home to family and friends, you’ll have wonderful memories of your once-in-a-lifetime journey of friendship and fun. More important, you’ll have newfound pride in yourself, your people and your land. read less
Description: NFTY-EIE is a semester-long program based at Kibbutz Tzuba, located in the Judean Hills and approximately 15 minutes ...read moreNFTY-EIE is a semester-long program based at Kibbutz Tzuba, located in the Judean Hills and approximately 15 minutes outside of Jerusalem. With very small class sizes, students take advanced Jewish History and Hebrew courses and connect their learning with field trips across Israel. In addition, students take regular general studies classes to fulfill the requirements of their home high schools. NFTY-EIE is part of the Union for Reform Judaism family of camps and programs in North America and Israel.
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: 212-650-4095 read less
Description: Does your teen require financial assistance to participate in the Israel program to which s/he has been accepted? T ...read moreDoes your teen require financial assistance to participate in the Israel program to which s/he has been accepted? The Jewish Federation, in partnership with your family's synagogue, can help. To see whether your family qualifies, please contact:
Contact Person: Vicky Lee
Phone: (323) 761-8233
Address: 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048;
Website: http://jewishla.orgread less
Description: Tzofim Chetz V'Keshet is a month long teen summer program that features Israeli teen participants, Israeli coun ...read moreTzofim Chetz V'Keshet is a month long teen summer program that features Israeli teen participants, Israeli counselors from the IDF and the chance to really experience a summer in Israel, Israeli style.
Contact Person: Emily Eisen;
Phone: (212) 390-8130 x309;
Website: http://israelscouts.orgread less
Description: •An Israel experiential learning and advocacy training program, geared towards building personal connections to Is ...read more•An Israel experiential learning and advocacy training program, geared towards building personal connections to Israel and empowering Jewish teens with the tools and confidence it takes to be pro-active on campus and beyond.
•Cost: Free program sponsored by a generous gift from Barbi and Larry Weinberg, part of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.
•Consists of seven meetings from October 2012 – April 2013: Four private gatherings for WIFs; Two community events open to Jewish teens in the area; And a Shabbaton experience for WIFs that includes two additional community-wide events. All community events are run in partnership with other youth organizations.
•Join other passionate teens in 10th-12th grade, who are interested in making new like-minded friends, learning from inspiring speakers & educators, and exploring their own connection to Israel Advocacy.
Contact Person: Robert Hendlish;
Phone: (323) 761-8077;
Website: www.jewishla.org/WIF read less
Description: Young Judaea has been leading summer programs to Israel for over 50 years and offer an amazing opportunity to travel ...read moreYoung Judaea has been leading summer programs to Israel for over 50 years and offer an amazing opportunity to travel abroad, meet incredible teenagers from all over, and find out for yourself what Israel is all about. This will be YOUR summer experience! Program Options: Ma'apilim - Italy/Israel, Shorashim - Morocco/Israel, Kedem - Poland/Israel, Sepharadim - Spain/Israel, Sviva - Environmental Program... and more! Email: email@example.com Phone: (212) 303-8014. http://www.youngjudaea.orgread less