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About the Program

Join your NYU, FIT, Cooper Union, and New School classmates over winter or summer break for a trip of a lifetime - a free trip to Israel with no strings attached. If you're Jewish, age 18-22, and haven’t been on a peer-group trip to Israel after you turned 18, you are eligible to join us!

Read more about Taglit-Birthright Israel: Hillel trips here.

The Bronfman Center offers the best trips on campus: open-minded, pluralistic, and offered over both winter and summer breaks!

Our Winter 2016 trip will take place from January 6 to January 18!

Please contact for more information or if you have questions about your application.

Taglit-Birthright Israel is an innovative partnership between the people of Israel through the Government of Israel, private philanthropists through the Birthright Israel Foundation and Jewish communities around the world (North American Jewish Federations, Keren Hayesod, and The Jewish Agency for Israel)

How to Apply

Registration opens 9/8, but pre-registration (which will get you on the list more quickly) is open now at!

To register for the NYU trip:

1. Click here.

2. Make sure that Hillel is your trip organizer and you've selected NYU as your campus

3. Fill out the application


Am I eligible?

The program is open to any Jewish person between the ages of 18-26, who has not been on a peer-group trip to Israel since they were 18 years of age and who has not lived in Israel past the age of 12. You also must be currently enrolled as a student at NYU or one of the other schools that the Bronfman Center serves (Cooper Union, New School, FIT, Parsons, School of Visual Art).

How many spots are there? What are my chances of being accepted?

TThe Bronfman Center takes students to Israel with Taglit-Birthright: Israel every winter and summer. The number of available spots vary every season, and because this is a popular opportunity there is always a long waitlist for every Taglit-Birthright: Israel trip (whether you go with NYU or another provider).

Registering for either our winter or summer trip means that you will hopefully get on a trip that season, and that if you don't, you can reapply for the following season and will be considered priority for that season's bus!

How much does it cost?

The trip is free! Okay, what does that mean, right? The flight, the accomodations, the activities, and two meals a day--all covered. You would be responsible to pay for about one meal a day, and of course for any shopping or souvenirs.

We also highly encourage trip participants to bring some money that goes towards tips as well as snacks for the bus.

But yes, the trip is pretty much completely free!

This is what it looks like:

See some photos from last year's trip!