Taglit-Birthright Israel, funded in part by UJA-Federation of New York, creates peer-group educational trips to Israel for young Jewish adults, ages 18 to 26.
Through these trips, you’ll get an insider's view of Israel, exploring vibrant cities, historic sites, and beautiful landscapes. And you’ll learn about Israel's diverse culture, witness UJA-Federation’s work overseas, and strengthen your Jewish identity. Participants receive round-trip airfare (from designated cities), hotels, transportation, most meals, and handling of other associated land costs for the trip. Gratuities, personal purchases, and travel insurance are not included.
Each year, UJA-Federation sends two community buses, one in the summer and one in the winter. Our unique program receives additional support from the Zankel Family.
- THE ZANKEL BUS
Travel with other emerging leaders and philanthropists to see Israel for the first time. On this trip, you’ll explore Israel’s beautiful historic sites as well as connect the country back home by seeing UJA-Federation’s vital international work. You'll enjoy unique guest speakers, learning opportunities with IDF soldiers, and special events, while building relationships with other young professionals in New York. The next trip will depart in the summer of 2016.
Open to New Yorkers ages 22 to 26.
Get a head start on your trip to Israel! Now, you can take advantage of pre-registration.
Have questions or want more information about requesting UJA-Federation’s trip? Contact Jen Lieberman at .
In addition to the trip, you’ll be part of a comprehensive program leading up to and extending after the experience to strengthen your connection to the New York Jewish community. Opportunities include hearing from interesting speakers, participating in volunteer projects, and more.