Welcome to URJ Kesher – the only Taglit-Birthright Israel trip affiliated with Reform Judaism and open to all. Make the most of your gift by choosing Kesher. Here's why!
Inspired by Reform Judaism
As a project of the Union for Reform Judaism, you can be sure our trips embody values important to you – inclusiveness, open-minded thinking, and bold ideas. We welcome people from all backgrounds as part of a journey that is both meaningful and a true adventure.
An Open-Minded Approach
Traveling to Israel can be a deeply personal experience, and our itineraries are designed to both inspire and challenge you to ask more questions. More than just a comprehensive Israel tour, the URJ Kesher itinerary highlights innovative initiatives in Israel and connects you with young, forward-thinking leaders.
A Not-Profit Organization with a Focus on You
URJ Kesher is a not-for-profit organization with a proud tradition of reliably serving the Jewish world since 1873. Our singular focus is to provide you with an extraordinary Birthright Israel experience that you will not regret.
Making a Deeper Connection in Israel
The word Kesher is Hebrew for “connection,” and joining our experience is about connecting with Israel on a more meaningful level. Kesher’s specially designed itinerary isn’t just a collection of sites and tours, but a chronological journey through the land, people, and history of Israel. You’ll experience the 3000-year story of the Jewish People where it happened and how it happened.
URJ Kesher is a project of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) – the umbrella organization for Reform Jews. Founded in 1873, the URJ’s approach unites thousands of years of Jewish tradition with modern Jewish experience to strengthen Judaism today and for future generations. URJ programs champion the values of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), inclusiveness, open-minded thinking, and community building.
In addition to Taglit-Birthright Israel experiences, the Union for Reform Judaism is also responsible for NFTY, URJ Camps, and many other innovative Jewish experiences for all ages