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Birthright

Birthright Israel provides a free trip to Israel for all eligible young American Jews.  Over 10 years ago, we began a partnership to run an accessible trip for young adults with disabilities.  Our goal is to provide an authentic Birthright Israel experience with mindfulness to accommodating everyone and ensuring memorable connections with the land and with each other. 

Trip

A 10 day trip offers a immersive experience for participants.  On our must see list we visit the Kotel, Masada, Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Safed and more.  We infuse these stops with Israeli food, music, shopping and activities.  We discuss how we each practice Judaism, what it means to be an American Jew and our shared heritage.  The trip is a incredible experience for participants, returning rejuvenated, confident, independent and ready to take on challenges while forming new friendships.  You can check out Jess's blog of the 2019 trip here.

Dates

2020 Trip Dates: TBA

 

Eligibility

Each applicant is treated as an individual when determining their eligibility for the trip. As staff we are open to vast array of circumstances and encourage anyone interested in an inclusive, accessible trip to inquire further.

If you know anyone who may be interested in the trip, forward them this information. Please keep in mind the following Birthright guidelines:

  • Are between the ages of 18 to 32 (for this trip specifically) 
  • Have at least one Jewish parent and/or converted to Judaism
  • Have never been to Israel for more than 1 semester 
  • Have never served or volunteered in the Israeli Army
  • Are not an Israeli citizen (few exceptions)

* Please contact us if you have any questions about eligibility criteria.
* If applicant is between 27-32 years old, please contact us if the system does not accept your application

  

Registration

2020 Registration begins in the late Fall.

 

Photos

See pictures from our previous trip here:

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This trip is a gift of Birthright Israel provided by Friendship Circle Philadelphia Region South and Routes Travel - Amazing Israel