Thousands of alumni have experienced Israel the Young Judaea way: They’ve had tons of fun, gained a love for Israel and made a lasting impact on the lives of others, as the country, its people and the unique Young Judaea educational experience have made a lasting impact on them.
But don’t just take our word for it. Here is what some of our alumni have to say about their YJ Taglit-Birthright Israel experience:
“This opportunity was amazing and something that I have wanted for a very long time. 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, YJ-23-272, Winter 2010-2011
“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, YJ-19-160, Winter 2008-2009
“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, YJ-18-120, Summer 2008
“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, YJ-18-120, Summer 2008
Taglit-Birthright Israel is an innovative partnership between the people of Israel through the Government of Israel, private philanthropists through the Birthright Israel Foundation and Jewish communities around the world
(North American Jewish Federations, Keren Hayesod, and The Jewish Agency for Israel).