The menu of URJ sponsored Israel programs is vast and hearty. Spend the most thrilling summer of your life travelling the entire country. Get your hands dirty learning about alternative solutions to environmental and ecological issues. Earn high school or college credit through learning and living on a kibbutz. Travel to Prague, Poland, and Spain to see first-hand how Israel has been shaped by Jewish history around the world. Engage in grassroots Jewish-Muslim and Arab-Israeli dialogue to explore conflict resolution. Connect peer-to-peer with Israelis and learn about their lives from the source. And the list goes on…
Since 1958, tens of thousands have chosen a URJ Israel program as the premier Jewish travel experience. All of our programs integrate extensive touring and an immersive curriculum, created by Reform rabbis and educators, designed specifically for North American Reform Jewish youth. Spending time in Israel with a URJ program is not only a spectacular opportunity for fun and friendship, but is also a defining and transformative Jewish growth experience.
We’re particularly proud of our touring and learning itineraries filled with Jewish values, sights and celebrations. Expect exciting visits to Reform communities and institutions throughout Israel, including Kibbutz Yahel, Kibbutz Lotan, the Leo Baeck School, Har Halutz, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and more!
An Israel experience with the URJ inspires a creative Jewish identity and the development of Jewish self esteem, all the while building a meaningful connection between life in Israel and Jewish life at home.