Hello once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Meet 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 more out of your time in Israel with the Israel Experience. More adventure. More spirituality. More time with Israeli soldiers (they're with you for all 10 days instead of the usual five). More connectivity through our WIFI buses. More 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. You'll hop on a camel and lead it through the desert, push your way through a crowded outdoor market and taste the sweetest pastry your mouth never knew existed and discover your history in Israel's ancient stones. Best of all, you will discover the closest friends you will ever come to know as you talk through the night along the Mediterranean and who knows, you might even discover parts of yourself you never even knew were there….
So get ready and be prepared for the most intense and exciting ride of your life. On this trip, 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 Educational Tourism Services Ltd. is a subsidiary of the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI). The company specializes in providing organized trips to Israel for teens, university students and adults from all over the globe. 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 45 years “Israel Experience” programs were run through a division within the Youth & HeChalutz Department, which later merged into the JAFI Education Department . In 1999 a decision was made to form Israel Experience Ltd. as a subsidiary company of the Jewish Agency. This decision was made, in large part, with the client in mind.
Our clients represent communities, movements, organizations and schools from the various streams of Judaism from around the world. Since its formation, Israel Experience Ltd. has solidified its reputation as a provider of high-quality programming at fair and reasonable prices, backed up by superior logistical services.
The Trip Staff Team
Who will be the staff on your Taglit-Birthright Israel trip with The Israel Experience? You will travel with 2 North American staff, 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: teachers, financial analysts, social workers, Jewish educators, lawyers and med students, but they have one thing in common – they love Israel and want to make sure you have the best experience possible.
Our Israeli tour educators are experts in all things related to the land of Israel, its history, culture and politics. We choose tour educators who are excited to work with Taglit-Birthright Israel groups, understanding 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.