Campus Affairs & Student Engagement

Contact

The Hillels of Illinois
Regional Programs
30 S. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60606
phone: (312) 444-2868
fax: (312) 855-2479
email: hillel@juf.org

Lewis Summer
Intern Program
The Hillels of Illinois
30 S. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60606
phone: (312) 444-2868
email: lsip@juf.org

Taglit Birthright Israel

About Taglit-Birthright Israel

 

 Registration for trips opens 10 am EST on September 10, 2013. Priority registration for returning applicants opens September 9, 2013, at 12 pm EST. www.israelwithisraelis.com

In Chicago, the Jewish Federation sponsors Taglit-Birthright Israel Chicago Community trips run by Shorashim. The emphasis of these trips is on building a sense of community and an understanding of our Chicago Jewish community as well as mifgashim (in which Israelis students and young adults accompany their American counterparts on buses). We also visit our Partnership Together Region of Kiryat Gat, Lachish and Shafir for a volunteer activity.

Taglit-Birthright Israel provides the gift of first time, peer group, educational trips to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18 to 26. The founders created this program to send thousands of young Jewish adults from all over the world to Israel as a gift in order to diminish the growing division between Israel and the Jewish communities around the world; to strengthen the sense of solidarity among world Jewish; and to strengthen participants' personal Jewish identity and connection to the Jewish people. This program is based upon a partnership among international philanthropists, Jewish Federations in North America, Keren Hayesod, and the government of Israel.

There are trips for graduates/professionals and college students.

Whether you just got back from a Taglit-Birthright Israel trip or have been back for years, Chicago has something for you! Stay in touch with those you traveled with, meet others who experienced Israel and stay connected with Israel! Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming social, educational, volunteer and cultural events. Have an idea for a program? Let us know and we'll help you plan it. Let's talk!

Tell us about your experience on Taglit-Birthright Israel, plan your return trip to Israel, or learn how you can get involved in Chicago! We'll meet with you for a cup of coffee and get to know you! Contact us at hillel@juf.org  

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