Thinking about going to Israel this summer? Choose your own adventure and spend Summer 2014 in Israel with Young Judaea! Whether you’re a longtime Young Judaean or are new to our programs and looking for the best way to spend your summer in Israel, we’re sure you will find the summer experience made just for you.

With a wide array of unique and fully-loaded programs, you can: explore the country with your friends from Young Judaea on Machon, make new friends and meet Israel’s top entrepreneurs on Discovery, or learn how to effectively advocate for the land you love on I Speak Israel.  All of these adventures were carefully tailored to highlight the best that Israel has to offer through the frame of our renowned programming.

Check out Machon, Discovery, and I Speak Israel and see which one’s for you! And new this year: Young Judaea TILT and Ra-Zoom!




Ra-Zoom is a unique Israel summer program for current high school juniors and seniors from Russian-speaking Jewish families.  Collaboratively co-operated by Young Judaea and the Davidson Institute of Science Education at the Weizmann Institute in Rechovot, Israel, Ra-Zoom is a truly innovative and exciting way to explore Israel!


It’s finally time to experience the incredible culture and beauty of Israel that you’ve heard about since your first day at camp! Machon is a great program for every Young Judaean who wants to experience Israel to its fullest. Spend the summer with your best friends exploring the major sites and hidden gems of Israel. Machon will put your leadership skills into action while creating lifelong memories. Are you ready to head to Israel?


If this is your first time participating in a Young Judaea program, there is no better way to start then on Discovery! Take your basic Israel trip and raise it 100 levels. Young Judaea Discovery combines the best of a traditional summer in Israel with a focus on social entrepreneurship and creative thinking. You’ll tour, hike, explore, discover and have tons of fun with new friends from around the world! But what really makes this program unique is that you will meet some of the world’s most inspiring entrepreneurs and learn the role technology plays in today’s Israeli society. It’s a totally different way to see Israel! But don’t just take our word for it- find out for yourself!

I Speak Israel

I Speak Israel is the first-ever Israel advocacy summer program for teens! You’ll leave Israel with a true love for the Jewish state, a sense of collective responsibility for the future of the Jewish people, and a deeper understanding of what Israel is really about. This trip is not just about touring, hiking, swimming, - it’s also about getting to know the modern day miracle that truly makes the world a better place. In the process, you will meet inspiring people and make friends who share your love and passion for Israel. Anyone can speak for Israel, but those on I Speak Israel learn to do it well!

Young Judaea TILT

Young Judaea is excited to offer “Teen Israel Leadership Training (TILT)” as a part of our existing Israel Summer Programs. TILT participants will take part in specialized training by expert Israel educators and activists to bring Israel back to their homes and communities. The program will take place at Camp Tel Yehudah in Barryville, NY and will run from August 1-3, 2014.