About YJ

YJ has been inspiring about Israel since 1909, and no none does it quite like us! Our trips are thought not only super fun charged, they are provoking, engaging and built to help you connect to Israel, to each other and to yourselves. Choose YJ and you don’t choose a travel agency or tour company, you choose something much deeper! You choose to connect!

Enough of us talking let’s hear what our alumni have to say about their YJ Birthright experience:

“This has been the most incredible 10 days of my life. There was a near perfect balance of historical, spiritual, cultural, and social programming during the trip.”
– Jordan, Chicago

“This experience literally changed my life. YJ is like no other group – the learning is top-notch, the sites we visit are mind-boggling, and the time spent amongst my new friends is an experience that cannot be described in words.”
– Shane, West Virginia

“I have seen things I never thought possible, evoked emotions I did not even know were imaginable, learned immensely about my history, and made friends that will last a lifetime.”
– David, New York

“Not only has the trip allowed me to connect with Israel, I have also connected on another level with Judaism and I feel one with the religion as well as the traditions and customs that come along with it.”
– Jade, USA

“Very fortunate and blessed to be on this trip! I’m glad I got to do it, and I hope I have the chance to come back!”
– Brian , Ohio

“Having the soldiers there created a learning environment and changed my perspective on many things.”
– Sammy J, NJ

“I truly think this trip changed my life.”
– Jake, N.Dakota

“I had an amazing experience overall and did not expect to make such great friendships. The staff did a wonderful job. I am very grateful to be given this opportunity. I will definitely be returning to Israel in the near future.”
– Dani, L.A

“The dinner at the Israelis home was absolutely amazing and made me feel extremely welcome and connected to Israel.”
– Jasmine N.J