Taglit-Birthright Israel Trips
Taglit-Birthright Israel, supported by UJA-Federation of New York, funds first-time peer-group educational trips to Israel for young Jewish adults ages 18 to 26 who have not previously traveled to Israel on a peer educational trip or study program, nor lived in Israel past the age of 12. The gift covers round-trip airfare (from designated cities), hotels, transportation, most meals, and other associated land costs for the trip. Gratuities, personal purchases, and travel medical insurance are not included.
Through these trips, you'll get an insider's view of the Jewish homeland, enjoy visits to vibrant cities and historical sites, explore diverse and beautiful landscapes, and learn about Israel's culture. You'll also have the chance to travel with other emerging leaders and explore the special relationship between New York and Israel. This trip will allow you the opportunity to remain connected to your Jewish identity, your fellow travelers, and the crucial work of UJA-Federation after you return home.
Upcoming Taglit-Birthright Israel Trips
- THE ZANKEL BUS (departs New York City early August 2013)
This trip is for people who want an exclusive chance to travel with other emerging leaders and to see where UJA-Federation funds vital services. Participants will enjoy access to unique experiences, learning opportunities, and special speakers. This select group allows you to build relationships and stay connected to other young professionals in Manhattan and the crucial work of UJA-Federation after you return home.
This trip will take place in early August 2013 and is open to people ages 22 to 26. Dates to be announced.
- THE NYC SYNAGOGUE BUS (departs New York City early July 2013)
This trip is designed for young professionals from New York City. Explore Israel on a unique interdenominational Birthright bus in partnership with four different synagogue communities from throughout the city. This select group allows you to build relationships and stay connected to other young professionals and diverse Jewish communities in Manhattan.
This trip will take place in early July 2013 and is open to people ages 22 to 26. Dates to be announced.
If you have previously applied for a Birthright trip, you can pre-register on Monday, February 11, 2013, at 12:00 noon. You must log in with the user name (e-mail) and password with which you previously registered. Full registration for summer trips will open on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at 10:00 a.m.
New Applicant Instructions
When registration opens on Wednesday, February 13th, follow these instructions, and when prompted, select either ZANKEL LEADERSHIP BUS or NYC SYNAGOGUE BUS.