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Israel Pilgrimage/Poland Seminar
Spend a week walking among the history and culture of Polish Jewry in Warsaw, Krakow, and Lublin, and engage in moving visits to the concentration camps of Sobibor, Majdanek, Auschwitz, Birkenau, and Treblinka. Then, with a new appreciation of Jewish history, spend the next four weeks discovering and exploring modern day Israel.
Gain a true love and understanding of the Jewish homeland by planting new life into its soil, meeting and engaging with its people, and lending a helping hand to make it even better. Spend four weeks sightseeing, exploring, and engaging in service projects on a daily basis in Haifa, Jerusalem, and the Golan with USY. On L’Takyan Olam, you’ll experience Israel in a one-of-a-kind way, that you can’t get from any other trip!
"Classic" USY on Wheels
Travel coast to coast with other Jewish teens on this six and half week adventure! Along the way, you’ll meet the famous mouse at Disneyland, watch the sunrise over the Grand Canyon, and discover a rainbow of natural phenomena, from the California Redwoods to Yellowstone National Park to the vivid pink and orange hues of the Painted Desert.
Ramah Israel Seminar
Ramah Israel Seminar is a six-week travel program in Israel, designed for entering 12th graders who are former campers of the eight Ramah Overnight Camps in North America. As implied by its name, Seminar is an intensive experience of study and travel, combining hiking and trekking throughout Israel with text study, challenging discussions and hands-on learning. Seminar participants travel Israel from north to south, gaining an in-depth perspective of Israel's history and future and a deep introduction to the Jewish state. Seminar is an opportunity to live the Ramah life in Israel, combining all that is central to camp - tefillah (prayer), study, Shabbat and all the facets of an observant, Conservative lifestyle.
BBYO Passport: Ambassadors to Bulgaria
With the country of Bulgaria as the backdrop, join up with Jewish teens from across Europe for an unforgettable experience full of exploration, exchange, unique opportunities, adventure and excitement! You’ll share values and traditions, learn how to empower yourself – and others – to advocate and take action. Return home as an Ambassador to the global Jewish community!
This summer, join other teens entering 10-12 grade for a five-week journey of community service, touring and adventure, in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Spend Three Weeks in Israel on a Service Learning Adventure!
Crafted in response to the communal needs for Jewish teen engagement, Israel advocacy and community service, on this journey, teens learn how the history of the land and its people allowed Israel to become a global leader in innovative social and environmental approaches, and how these approaches are rooted in the values of Judaism. Roots Israel is based on an expansion of Jewish National Fund’s successful Alternative Break and Volunteer Vacation models. Participants plant trees, spend time on farms, work with disabled soldiers in the Negev, and help beautify a Bedouin community. Additionally, following the Alexander Muss High School in Israel model of experiential learning, the trip integrates educational elements, teaching the rich history that made the land of Israel what it is today.
On Roots Israel you will have the opportunity to:
* Plant a garden
* Build a nature path for the disabled
* Spend an afternoon sheep herding
* Earn community service hours
* Make new friends
* Repair the world
All this while touring our ancestral homeland and digging deep into Israeli and Jewish history. Fill your soul with the spirit of tikkun olam, do good, learn some and have the best summer ever!
To learn more or register, contact info@ RootsIsrael.org