Israel Links

Taglit – Birthright

The vision of Taglit-Birthright Israel is to strengthen Jewish identity, Jewish communities and solidarity with Israel by providing a free 10-day trip to Israel for young Jewish people. The idea of providing the gift of a trip to Israel was initially endorsed by the philanthropists Charles Bronfman and Michael Steinhardt, who shared the belief that it was the birthright of all young Jews to be able to visit their ancestral homeland. Since its inception in December 1999, Taglit-Birthright Israel has sent over 400,000 Jewish young adults to Israel. They come from 66 countries, all 50 U.S. States and Canadian provinces, and from nearly 1,000 North American colleges and universities. Birthright is co-funded/sponsored by Jewish Federations–including your Jewish Federation.


Masa Israel Journey connects Jewish young adults (ages 18-30) to gap year, study abroad, post-college, and volunteer programs. This organization lets young adults to have exciting, life-changing experiences in Israel. Masa Israel Journey offers over 200 study, internship, and volunteer opportunities all over Israel lasting between five and twelve months. MASA is sponsored by Federations through our partnership with the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI).

High School in Israel

Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI), is a pluralistic, college-prep, international study abroad program for high school students where the land of Israel is a living classroom. Students experience the core curriculum, taught by our renowned Israel core educators, as they explore 4,000 years of Jewish and Israel history by climbing Masada with the Romans, fighting the Crusaders at Belvoir, or hearing the mystics at Tzfat.  Students also continue with their general studies courses in small classes with our experienced teachers. Based at Hod HaSharon campus, students live a college campus-like lifestyle where they enjoy independence within a structured system supported by professional staff and dedicated counselors.  Students develop lifelong learning and leadership skills and form strong friendships that last a lifetime within the diverse student body. Since 1972, over 23,000 students from North America and worldwide have cemented deep-rooted connections to Israel and the Jewish people.

Contact Michael Dzik for more information at 893-5443 or