Description: June 26 - July 17, 2019
The Union for Reform Judaism’s Sports Israel offers teens the opportunity to combine thei ...read moreJune 26 - July 17, 2019
The Union for Reform Judaism’s Sports Israel offers teens the opportunity to combine their passion for sport, travel and Judaism in one place: on a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Israel.
Imagine seeing Israel as an athlete, with sports as your backdrop. Imagine a group of teens challenged with the task of teaching young Israeli children how to cradle a lacrosse ball, or on mixed teams with their Israeli peers for a game of baseball, sharing in each other’s culture and learning from their experiences together. Imagine those same teens meeting with influential Israeli athletes, learning from and being inspired by them as mentors in the field. URJ Sports Israel brings like-minded 11th-12th grade athletes together to explore, play, teach, and learn Israel – all through the lens of sports. read less
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: American Israel Gap-Year Association (AIGYA) advocates for
increased participation in the Israel Gap Year for the p ...read moreAmerican Israel Gap-Year Association (AIGYA) advocates for
increased participation in the Israel Gap Year for the purpose
of establishing a deep relationship with Israel and the Jewish people.
We provide workshops, Israel gap-year counseling,
events and resources for program exploration into this
life-changing year in Israel. read less
Description: Aardvark Israel offers long-term gap year programs located in the two most exciting cities in Israel: Tel Aviv and J ...read moreAardvark Israel offers long-term gap year programs located in the two most exciting cities in Israel: Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Everyone on Aardvark will…Do all this together while making lifelong friendships with other young Jewish students from all over the world! read less
Description: Monday, July 9 – Tuesday, August 14
Mach Hach BaAretz is an amazing and inspiring 5-week Israel summer tour for 1 ...read moreMonday, July 9 – Tuesday, August 14
Mach Hach BaAretz is an amazing and inspiring 5-week Israel summer tour for 10th graders. Fall in love with the country and form an everlasting bond with its people! read 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: 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: 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: Be inspired and inspire others to repair the world! The Diller Teen Fellows is a pluralistic, international, youth l ...read moreBe inspired and inspire others to repair the world! The Diller Teen Fellows is a pluralistic, international, youth leadership fellowship currently active in 32 communities in North America, Israel, Australia, England, Argentina and South Africa. Twenty teens from the greater Los Angeles area are selected yearly based on their leadership aptitude, commitment to Jewish learning, interest in exploring their connection to Israel, and passion for serving their community. Fellows participate in monthly Sunday workshops, three weekend retreats, two single night overnights, a 10-day peer hosting of a Diller Teen Fellow from our sister community, Tel Aviv, and a three-week trip to Israel in the summer. The Fellowship is open to high school sophomores and juniors. Applications (by current freshmen and sophomores) are accepted in the spring. Teens from all Jewish backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The Fellowship year begins in August/September and runs for 12 months. The cohort is announced in May/June each year. Applications will be available in Spring 2019.
To apply or mor information, go to http://www.westsidejcc.org/teens/diller-teen-fellows/
Contact Aaron Jacobs by email or call 323.556.5207 for more information. read 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!
Don’t let this opportunity pass you by! read less
Description: MBI 2018 Dates: July 3rd-August 5th, 2018
What is MBI?
Experience Israel by participating in the most u ...read moreMBI 2018 Dates: July 3rd-August 5th, 2018
What is MBI?
Experience Israel by participating in the most unique program of its kind from North America. Join MBI for a five week summer adventure with your post grade 10 national shichva (age group). On MBI you will travel the country from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv; from the Golan Heights to the Negev. Learn first hand about the Israeli peoples, history, culture and society.
Relationships developed during MBI program last a lifetime. Participants will be split into tour groups to experience the country. Activities focus on building strong ties within their groups and with their national shichva (age group). A central goal of the MBI program is to help create young leaders with strong Jewish identities who will use these their knowledge at home, in their communities and at their machaneh (summer camp). The MBI program fosters growth and new levels of understanding by creating a powerful learning environment. Israeli, North American and international youth are brought together to provide diverse insight in topics such as community building, Judaism, and the Palestinian–Israeli conflict. MBI participants will be given the opportunity to learn independently and communally about their connection to Israel and Jewish society. 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: You’re sitting in a funky Tel Aviv cafe with an iced coffee in your hand and a smile on your face. It’s been a c ...read moreYou’re sitting in a funky Tel Aviv cafe with an iced coffee in your hand and a smile on your face. It’s been a crazy day at the office. You’re two weeks into an eight-week internship, and you’ve made new friends, learned new skills, and your conversational Hebrew isn’t too shabby! This could be you: Onward Israel Los Angeles is your chance to travel to Israel with a group of new friends from LA and gain valuable professional experience while exploring contemporary Israel. Learn more at www.OnwardIsrael.org.
Costs: $600 program fee, payable online upon acceptance (includes housing, partial board, transit to/from work, and program)
$300 refundable participation & security deposit, payable in cash upon arrival in Israel. Participants arrange and pay for their own flights
Dorm-style housing in the center of Tel Aviv Intern 4-5 days each week
Three Israel Seminar days One Shabbaton Experience, One Weekenders Experience.
Sample Internship: Travel to Israel with other Angelenos to explore your professional interests, build your resume, and experience Israel like a local. Once your internship is over, you’ll come home with valuable new skills and experiences on your resume and some great new LA friends.
Past Internship Placements Include: Research labs
The David Intercontinental Hotel, University of the People, Veed.me, Heschel Center for Sustainability, Eco Motion, Discovery Gan, Trio Tel Aviv, Institute for National Security Studies, Bialik-Rogozin School for At-Risk Children., Tel Aviv Municipality, Kav Laoved, a non-profit advocating for the rights of migrant workers, Lingua.ly, Gala Prompter, AlphaMusic.
Onward Israel LA is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations, Masa Israel Journey, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, and other leading philanthropists. Onward Israel LA is organized in Israel by Young Judaea.
Stay in Touch
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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: Chetz V'Keshet has been bringing teenagers who finished 9th -12th grade from all over the world to Israel for a ...read moreChetz V'Keshet has been bringing teenagers who finished 9th -12th grade from all over the world to Israel for a 4-week summer program since 1981. Our teens experience Israel's culture, heritage, language, and society as they tour the beautiful country. We hike, bike, swim and travel all across Israel while learning about its people and rich history. Each participant engages in several volunteer activities and completes up to 40 hours of community service during the program. During Gadna week, our participants will get to experience hands-on army training and educational activities with Israel Defense Forces (IDF) commanders. This year, you can also earn 3 college credits if eligible and accepted to our dual enrollment program. What makes Chetz V'Keshet truly unique is our Israeli participants--25% of our participants are Israelis who are members of the Israeli Tzofim youth movement. Our counselors are all Israelis who are fluent in English, have completed their army services and mastered our intensive training course.
Contact Info: Orlie, Director, 212-390-8130 ext. 309 read less
Description: June 26-July 24, 2018
Climb the fortress of Masada, put a note in the Kotel in Jerusalem, lay on the beaches of Tel ...read moreJune 26-July 24, 2018
Climb the fortress of Masada, put a note in the Kotel in Jerusalem, lay on the beaches of Tel Aviv, and drink tea in a Bedouin tent in the Negev desert as you travel across the beautiful, diverse landscape of Israel.
Jerusalem’s Old City. Mount Herzl. Masada. Ein Gedi. Kayaking on the Jordan River. Tzfat. Snorkeling in the Red Sea. The Dead Sea. Visits to several Kibbutzi
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Description: JULY 30-AUGUST 10, 2019
Share the adventure of a lifetime! Become the newest link in the chain of Jewish tradition ...read moreJULY 30-AUGUST 10, 2019
Share the adventure of a lifetime! Become the newest link in the chain of Jewish tradition and create family memories of blessing and celebration.
For more information, please contact Rabbi Hoffman at email@example.com or (818) 530-4003. read 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: July 2nd – July 22nd 2018
$5,550 - Includes roundtrip flight to Israel, from NY
10th - 12th Grade
Don’t hav ...read moreJuly 2nd – July 22nd 2018
$5,550 - Includes roundtrip flight to Israel, from NY
10th - 12th Grade
Don’t have plans yet for the summer? Interested in experiencing Israel through an LGBTQ+ lense? Then we have an amazing Israel summer program just for you!
Meet Israeli teens from the LGBTQ+ community! Visit IGY (Israel Gay Youth) and discuss the successes and challenges of that LGBTQ+ youth face in Israel.
Develop leadership skills by collaborating with prominent members of the LGBTQ+ community, active in politics, social issues, the arts, and more!
Visit the Jerusalem Open House to learn about the LGBTQ+ community in an ultra-Orthodox and Palestinian communities, and discuss pink-washing and other queer middle eastern issues.
Travel off the beaten track to explore sites around Israel while immersing yourself in the amazing diverse scenes in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, while interacting with Israeli LGBTQ and Ally students.
Explore the queer nightlife in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, go on a culinary tour, meet Israeli artists, and plant a tree at the JNF Pride Forest in the Galilee!
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (212) 303-8014. http://www.youngjudaea.orgread less
Description: July 1 - Aug 2nd 2018
It’s finally time to experience the incredible culture and beauty of Israel that you’ve h ...read moreJuly 1 - Aug 2nd 2018
It’s finally time to experience the incredible culture and beauty of Israel that you’ve heard about since your first day at camp! Machon is a great program for every Young Judaean who wants to experience Israel to its fullest. Spend the summer with your best friends exploring the major sites and hidden gems of Israel. Machon will put your leadership skills into action while creating lifelong memories. Are you ready to head to Israel? Learn more and start packing!
As a new addition to the Machon experience, you will now get to start with three days at Tel Yehudah! You will participate in an exciting pre-trip program, spend quality time with the group, and be part of the great TY atmosphere! You will then be transported to the airport with your friends to begin your Israel adventure. read less