When choosing an Israel experience, you want to have it all – a well planned trip that combines discovery of the land, exploration of Jewish culture, and the opportunity to give back.  And on top of all that, a fun time that you’ll never forget.

That’s where Young Judaea comes in!  We have more than 55 years of experience creating unparalleled trips for teens, college students and young adults from diverse Jewish backgrounds.

And the best part of experiencing Israel with Young Judaea? The journey doesn’t end when the program is over.  You will always be a part of the YJ family and our huge network of passionate alumni. Plus, you can return to Israel on another YJ Israel program. Because let’s be honest: there’s really no such thing as too many trips to the Jewish homeland!

Now go read about the best trip you’ll ever take. See you in Israel! Yalla. Let’s go!

Teen Summer Programs

Discover the breathtaking sites and unique culture of Israel while you make new friends from around the world on our teen summer programs: Discovery for those new to YJ, Machon for our YJ regulars, and I Speak Israel, the original Israel advocacy trip.

Gap Year Programs

Spend a year after high school expanding your mind, your horizons and your life experience. Explore academic interests, develop your Jewish identity, tour the cradle of civilization, and immerse yourself in Israeli culture on: Year Course and Tochnit Shalem.

College and Beyond

Live like a real Israeli as a volunteer or intern on our programs for college-age students and beyond with: Amirim, WUJS Israel, and ONWARD Israel.


Taglit-Birthright Israel

Young Judaea Taglit-Birthright Israel is all about impact. All Jewish young adults, aged 18-26, who haven’t participated in an Israel trip with a peer group are eligible. This trip is a gift from Taglit-Birthright Israel.