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About the Program

Join your NYU classmates over winter or summer break for a trip of a lifetime. If you're Jewish, age 18-22, and have never been on a peer-group trip to Israel, our trip, through our partnership with trip provider Hillel, offers the best way for you to have the time of your life in Israel - for free!

Read more about Taglit-Birthright Israel: Hillel trips here. This ten-day trip is a gift from Taglit-Birthright Israel.

The Bronfman Center will offer trips over winter and summer break!

Please contact israel.trip@nyu.edu 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

Applications for our trips will open this fall at www.freeisraeltrip.org!

Don't want to miss the application date?Sign up now for the email notification list by visiting www.freeisraeltrip.org. You will receive an email with all the information you need to apply as soon as the application period begins.

Please make certain to apply using an email address you check often. Once you apply, a Bronfman Center staff member will contact you to schedule a brief interview.

It is very important to apply right away when registration opens. The application period often closes just as soon as it begins! It is essential that you put down your fully-refundable deposit when you submit your application, or it will not be considered complete!

FAQ

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).

For Taglit-Birthright: Israel's complete eligibility policy, check out their website. If you have questions about eligibility, contact israel.trip@nyu.edu.

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

The 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!