Hello once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Get your free gift from Taglit-Birthright Israel with Israel Experience®.
Yes, we know your schedule is packed. You're constantly on the go. And still you've put aside 10 days for a trip to Israel. So we know it had better be worth it. That's why we want you to get the most out your time in Israel with the Israel Experience. Adventure. Spirituality. More time with Israeli soldiers (they're with you for all 10 days instead of the usual five). Connectivity through our WIFI buses. real Israel. We design our trips from the outside in so we can show you Israel inside out.
With Israel Experience, you will instantly fall in love. Not prom night, ABC Bachelor, Kardashian love. But real love… true love… for the land of Israel, the people and every individual that will be a part of your 10 day experience. We take the gloves off and give you the real Israel Experience. Enjoy all 10 days with Israeli peers (most organizers only include them for 5). Choose one of our legendary trips for college students or young professionals and grads, dip into Israel's culinary scene with our Spices of Israel trip, experience Israel's diversity with Argentinian bus-mates on our Hola Israel! trip, or see the land in Heb-lish with Israeli American friends on our Shelanu trip!
So get ready and be prepared for the most intense and exciting ride of your life. On these trips, you'll get nothing less than the whole Israel Experience.
"No words can describe how incredible this gift is. The experience is so intense that if you even stop to think you'll miss something extraordinary. The places you go, the people you meet & the entire trip itself is nothing but beauty. Whenever memories cross my mind they still bring tears to my eyes." (Jamie Furr-Arizona)
Our programs combine the fun of touring with hands-on learning experiences. Programs include visits to historical and religious sites, exposure to the diverse aspects of Israeli society, nature hikes and studies, adventure activities, encounters (mifgashim) with Israeli peers and more.
Educational and adventure components are interwoven and integrated in order to involve all the senses, to encourage an emotional as well as an intellectual response, and to stimulate participants to think, feel, question, argue and hopefully to act. Open discussions are encouraged. Through on-site seminars provided by knowledgeable and experienced tour guides, through simulation games, drama, creative arts, seminars and encounters, conducted by experts in various fields, our participants confront the issues facing contemporary Jewish youth.
Themes and issues: Jewish identify and Jewish sovereignty in Israel, the historical continuity of the Jewish people, the multifaceted aspects of Israeli society, Israel-Arab relations, Judaism symbols and values, the Holocaust, Shabbat, Hebrew, Jerusalem, mutual responsibility, the relationship between Diaspora and Israeli youth, Israeli culture.
Israel Experience® is the leading company for educational group travel to Israel, now bringing over 30,000 people from around the world to Israel per year. As a subsidiary of the Jewish Agency for Israel, Israel Experience provides teens, university students and adults from all over the globe with tailor-made and packaged programs, offering the highest standards of service, safety and security.
The mandate of the company is to facilitate and implement Jewish-Zionist experiential, educational visits to Israel in order to strengthen Jewish identity among Jews – especially youth – living in communities outside of Israel.
For 55 years, Israel Experience, programs were run through a division within the Youth & HeChalutz Department, which later merged into the Jewish Agency for Israel Education Department . In 1999 a decision was made to form Israel Experience as a subsidiary company of the Jewish Agency. Our clients represent communities, movements, organizations and schools from the various streams of Judaism from around the world.
The Trip Staff Team
You will travel with two North American staff members, an Israeli tour educator and a trained medic/guard.
Our North American staff members are young, enthusiastic, fun, dynamic, experienced group leaders with a passion for Israel and Judaism. They come from a variety of backgrounds: social work, finance, Jewish education, law and medicine, but they have one thing in common – they love Israel and want to make sure you have the best experience possible.
Our Israeli tour guides are experts in all things related to the land of Israel, its history, culture and politics. We choose tour guides who are excited to work with Taglit-Birthright Israel groups and understand that this this trip is a unique opportunity.
The guard/medic who will accompany the trip is fully trained and licensed to deal with minor medical issues as well as watch out for the security of the group at all times.