* Due to Covid 19, Winter Trip Dates are currently TBA. We encourage you to apply and submit your deposit, as deposits can roll over into the next season, just in case. Please email email@example.com with questions.
If you want to visit Israel with friends or other students from your school, traveling with Hillel is an amazing way to go! Our trips are staffed by trained professionals from your campus who serve as resources long after the 10 days are over, making sure the community and connections that you build in Israel don’t fade away. Hillel consistently receives top ratings from Birthright for our guides, itineraries and activities, and our accommodations in Israel are among the best! Whether by camel, foot, or bus, we’ll show you everything that Israel has to offer and pack more amazing experiences than you imagine possible into just ten days!
The gift to Israel on Birthright Israel is intended to offer an educational peer experience. The trip is available to young Jews all over the world and from various backgrounds, however, there are specific guidelines for eligibility. The guidelines below are excerpted from Birthright Israel.
You must have at least one Jewish birth parent or have converted to Judaism to be eligible for Birthright Israel. Not religious? No worries. How you choose to define your Jewishness is up to you. This trip is a chance to discover Israel and explore your Jewish identity, whether it be cultural or spiritual. We welcome participants from diverse backgrounds so you’ll fit right in.
You must be 18 to 32 years old at the time of the trip and have already graduated from high school. If you meet that criteria, mazel tov!—you’re eligible for the Birthright Israel trip. Nearing the end of the age bracket? If you’re applying for a summer trip, you must be 32 before May 1st. For winter trips, you must be 32 by December 1st.
Vacationed or studied in Israel before your 18th birthday? As long as you stayed for less than 3 months, you can sign up for a Birthright Israel trip! If you participated in young adult or college student programs (after the age of 18) including university, study abroad, gap year, yeshiva/seminary, internship or any other experience under the umbrella of Onward Israel or Masa Israel—you’re not eligible (sorry!).