Want to climb Masada at sunrise? Float in the dead sea?
Taglit-Birthright Israel is for You!
This is an amazing, FREE, ten day trip to Israel for Jewish young adults between 18 and 26 who have never been on a peer trip to Israel.
Not eligible for Birthright? Check out other great free and inexpensive opportunities for Israel travel here
REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR PHILLY AREA CAMPUSES
STEP 1: Visit the registration site appropriate to your campus to complete your application & pay your $250 deposit
DREXEL (and any philly area student wishing to travel in June):
Trip Organizer: Young Judaea, Referral Code: Drexel
Students are welcome to bring friends and family on this bus
Detailed instructions click here. Questions? Contact Caitlin
Temple (and any philly area student wishing to travel in May)
University of Pennsylvania
Please choose the correct registration website for your campus! If you use another website or trip organizer you will not be registered for the correct trip and we cannot guarantee we will be able to fix this error. If you have questions please contact the appropriate staff person for your campus: Penn - Emily at email@example.com, Temple - Hila at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, Drexel and all other campuses - Caitlin at email@example.com.
STEP 2: Receive an email confirmation and link to part 2 of the application
This will happen approximately 24hrs after you register. You must complete part 2 - which includes medical forms and passport information ASAP.
In part 2 you will need to choose your trip please follow these campus specific instructions
STEP 3: A 30 minute in person interview with Hillel staff
One of your Hillel staff members will be in touch to schedule your interview, this interview helps us to confirm your eligibility for the trip and get to know you!
STEP 4: Wait to hear if you are offered a seat on this round or if you have been waitlisted
Initial trip offers will be made with about 60 days
• When is the trip?
All buses will travel during break dates for the respective schools . We will share information about the exact dates as soon as we have it (though this will likely not be before registration), you are encouraged to register for Birthright even if you aren't sure that the dates will work for you for this round (students who register but are unable to attend because of date conflicts, because they are waitlisted, or for other reasons are given priority registration for the next round). For information about the Penn and Temple buses please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
• What if I sign up and then I can’t go?
When you register, you are required to pay a deposit to be considered for admission. If you decide you cannot go, you can withdraw and receive your deposit back if you do so before the withdraw deadline. If you withdraw after you will lose the deposit. The deadline will be communicated to all students who register, so that there is no confusion.
• If I register am I guaranteed a spot?
We truly work very hard to accommodate everyone who registers, but we are required to register enough students to fill all of our spaces plus a significant waitlist (because many students often find that they have a date conflict or another reason for which they must delay participation).
• Can I go with friends from other schools?
Non-Philly campus students can sign up for the trip but Philadelphia area students (students at school in Philly or from Philly) will get priority if there are not enough spots.
• Is there anything I have to pay for?
Participants will receive their deposit back upon completion of the trip. Participants are responsible for transportation to and from the point of embarkation (usually in the New York area) and for the cost of an average of one meal a day on their own. Participants are also asked to bring between $60 and $70 in tip money for tour providers in Israel. Any shopping or additional spending money is at your discretion.
• Can I see a sample itinerary?
Check out http://www.toisraelnow.org for specific information about this summer's trip
The short version of who is eligible:
• Someone who is 18-26 who identifies as a member of the Jewish people with at least one Jewish parent or a formal conversion, and who has never been on a peer trip to Israel.
The short version of who is not eligible:
• Someone who lived in Israel after their 12th birthday, or who has begun, but not completed the process of converting to Judaism, or who identifies as a member of another faith, or who has been to Israel on a peer trip.
Taglit-Birthright Israel is an amazing, FREE, ten day trip to Israel for Jewish young adults between 18 and 26 who have never been on a peer trip to Israel.
Click here to sign up for a reminder for when registration for our Summer 2013 trips open.