Israel Action Committee

The mission of the Israel Action Committee is to promote a deeper understanding and connection between our synagogue members and Israel.

Our programming helps to inform congregants of the impact of both domestic and world current events on our Jewish state.

We aim for all our members to learn to be effective advocates for Israel’s right to exist and by doing so develop a personal and meaningful relationship with our homeland.

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Do you have a high school or college age student interested in traveling to Israel?

You might already be familiar with the Birthright program. However, here are many other organizations which also send students to Israel with little or no cost. Some of these programs are just for 10 days, a few weeks, a gap year or for study abroad.   Check out some of these programs and websites for ideas.

Birthright

Taglit-Birthright Israel also known as Birthright Israel or simply Birthright, is a not-for-profit educational organization that sponsors free ten-day heritage trips to Israel for young adults of Jewish heritage, aged 18–26. Many companies offer a birthright program. Kesher is the trip lead by the Union for Reform Judaism. The benefit of going on a reform movement trip is that students connect with their home congregations and Hillel.

The Diller Fellowship

The Diller Fellowship has 4 core pillars: Leadership, Jewish identity, Israel and Tikkun Olam.

Each year, 520 teens – from 13 North American/South African/Australian and 13 Israeli communities– spend 15 months engrossed in the Diller Teen Fellows program. The program culminates in a program in Israel.

StandWithUs/Emerson Fellowship

The Emerson Fellowship, awarded annually, selects 38 students from 38 colleges to “act as ambassadors to college campuses and as advocates for honest reporting in the Middle East,

Hasbara Fellowship 

Hasbara Fellowships is a leading pro-Israel campus activism organization working with over 80 universities across North America. Hasbara Fellowships brings hundreds of students to Israel every summer and winter, giving them the information and tools to return to their campuses as educators about Israel. So far, Hasbara Fellowships has educated over 3,000 students on over 250 campuses.

The David Project 

The David Project’s Israel Uncovered: Campus Leaders Mission brings Jewish and non-Jewish student leaders to Israel together exposing them to Israel’s dynamic and complex society. Student leaders then work together while back on campus to teach their peers about Israel. On the most recent trip in January 2016, 240 students from The David Project’s Core Schools participated.

Hillel International – Israel Initiatives 

Hillel has numerous opportunities to travel to Israel. In partnership with Masa Israel Journey, Hillel connects Jewish students to more than 200 opportunities for an immersive and life-changing 5-12 months in Israel.

Jewish National Fund (JNF)

JNF has numerous opportunities to travel to Israel. Here are just two options.

Alternative Break

Make your spring break meaningful with JNF! Answering the needs of the Jewish homeland, JNF sends college students and young adults between the ages of 18-30 to volunteer during their spring vacations, providing direct service and helping to build Israel through JNF’s Blueprint Negev campaign.

Caravan for Democracy Mission

Eighty five college student leaders of all faiths who have not visited Israel will be selected for this important 10-day educational experience including touring, meeting political, cultural and community leaders and exploring Israel’s diverse democracy. This unique program provides the opportunity to explore Israel’s distinctive democracy through meetings with political, cultural and community leaders from all backgrounds and faiths.