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Shorashim: Israel with Israelis

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Shorashim: Israel with Israelis
www.israelwithisraelis.com

1440 N. Dayton   Suite 301
Chicago, IL 60642

312-267-0677
 

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Welcome to Shorashim: Israel with Israelis. Get ready for the time of your life.

Shorashim: Israel with Israelis is the Taglit-Birthright Israel program where you'll get to travel with Israelis your age for the full 10-days, rather than for only part of the trip. Traveling with Israelis means getting to know Israel through the locals, hearing a wider range of opinions, and establishing a deeper understanding of Israeli culture.

With Shorashim, we'll take you on a journey through Israel that includes hiking, city tours, community service, and nightlife. Our award-winning itinerary will allow you to experience all that Israel has to offer, with the added bonus of traveling with Israeli peers. By the end of the program, you have experienced Israel not as a tourist, but as a part of the Shorashim family.

Shorashim offers many different dates throughout the summer, as well as a wide range of different trip options - including community trips to help you meet new people from your hometown, or national Israel Adventure trips that bring together people from all over the US.

Shorashim staff members are some of the most knowledgeable, passionate and fun-loving people you will ever meet, and our office team is committed to offering expert help along the way.

You only get the trip of a lifetime once, make sure you're getting the most out of it!

 

 

Vision Statement

Shorashim is a nonprofit educational organization devoted to building bridges between Israeli and American Jews. “Mifgash” (encounter between Americans and Israelis) is the foundation of Shorashim. Americans and Israelis travel, live and learn side by side as they explore Israel. By the end of the ten-day Taglit-Birthright Israel program, participants are forever changed. North American participants have a deeper understanding of Judaism and Israel - not only because of what they did, but as a result of the people they met.

Israeli participants are dynamic, warm, enthusiastic students and young adults. They are excited and ready to show the Americans the beauty and complexity of their country. In addition, they look forward to learning about Jewish life in America.

Shorashim is committed to a pluralistic Jewish experience and reaches out to American youth who are unaffiliated and from all Jewish denominations and to Israelis from all backgrounds.

Affiliation

Non-Denominational

Our Company/Organization

Shorashim is a nonprofit organization devoted to building bridges between Israeli and North American Jews.

Bicultural programs are the foundation of Shorashim. Americans and Israelis travel and live and learn side by side as they explore Israel. By the end of the program participants are forever changed. North American participants have a deeper understanding of Judaism and Israel - not only because of what they did, but as a result of the people they met.

Israeli participants are dynamic, warm, enthusiastic students and young adults. They are excited and ready to show the Americans the beauty and complexity of their country. In addition, they look forward to learning about Jewish life in America.

Learning is a two-way process on Shorashim. Participants are the heart and soul of our programs. Shorashim is committed to a pluralistic Jewish experience. Shorashim reaches out to American youth from all the major denominations and to Israelis from the religious and non-religious sectors.

The Trip Staff Team

Shorashim staff members are knowledgeable, passionate and fun-loving people. They have many years of experience. Because the staff are program alumni, they have lived the mifgash or "encounter" experience and are well-equipped to guide your journey. Shorashim’s staff team includes a highly qualified Israel tour educator and two staff from North America who have extensive Israel experience. Our North American staff members have often led several Taglit-Birthright Israel trips for Shorashim. For our community trips, both North American staff live in the city of the trip’s origin, attend a mandatory staff training, and are available for follow up after the experience. In addition, the staff group includes a certified medic (who also serves as a guard), and a licensed bus driver. Shorashim takes staffing extremely seriously and you can rest assured that any person who volunteers or is employed by Shorashim has been screened thoroughly.

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