Experiencing Israel

Educational Experiences in Israel

Spend the most thrilling summer of your life travelling across Israel. Learn about alternative solutions to environmental and ecological issues, earn high school or college credit through learning and living on a kibbutz, and much more.

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The Ethical Conundrum of a Jewish and Democratic State

June 8, 2021
When the State of Israel was established in 1948, its secular founders envisioned a nation that would be both Jewish and attuned to the values of liberal democracy. They were confident that a country with an overwhelming Jewish majority could maintain a Jewish character and ensure civic equality for all its inhabitants.

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Go Off the Beaten Path in Israel

For such a small country, Israel has a lot to offer by way of cultural, artistic, culinary, historical, and of course, religious, institutions. But if you're in the mood for

Outdoor Recreation in Israel

Israel has plenty to do outdoors, and it's no coincidence that nearly every Birthright group is taken hiking. The beautiful scenery and variety of terrain can make even the most "indoors" of us want to spend a day in the sun.

Museums to Visit in Jerusalem

With sites like the Western Wall and the Old City, it can often feel like Jerusalem itself is a museum campus. While you're busy exploring the beautiful and historic sites the city has to offer, don't forget to check out the fantastic museums that reside there as well.