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Travel Opportunities

Winter Birthright

Are you Jewish? 18 – 26 years old?  Never been to Israel on a peer group trip?  Travel to Israel this winter with Hillel of San Diego on a Taglit-Birthright trip!  Previous applicants can pre-register on September 13 and new applicants can register on September 14 online at www.freeisraeltrip.org.   Please email  with questions or interest.

Alternative Spring Break
Alternative Breaks take groups of students out of their regular surroundings and places them in different environments to engage in community service and experiential learning. As part of short-term service projects, participants are challenged to see and understand difficult social issues such as poverty, literacy, and natural disasters and explore questions of Judaism and social responsibility. For the past five years, Hillel at UCSD has partnered with the American Jewish World Service to offer Alternative Spring Break opportunities to Central America. Former participants painted a school in El Salvador, laid pipes to bring running water to a village in Honduras and helped build a bridge in Guatemala. To find out more about Alternative Breaks contact .

SUMMER Taglit-Birthright Israel
Go to Israel for Free!
If you are Jewish, between the ages of 18-26 and have never been on a peer organized trip you could be eligible for Hillel’s Taglit-Birthright Israel trip! If you have already been on a peer organized trip, you can go back to Israel on one of many travel or study programs.

Want to travel with friends from your school and make new ones? And meet students from across the country? Hillel’s Explore Israel Campus Trip is the program for you! Sign up to go with other students from Hillel at UCSD! This year (for the first time!) we are offering a SUMMER August Birthright trip. This is a great chance to extend your ticket and spend more time in Israel!

Highlights include:

  • Sunrise on Masada
  • An archaeological dig
  • Hiking in a gorgeous nature preserve with a refreshing waterfall at the end
  • A night in a Bedouin tent
  • A chance to meet your Israeli peers
  • Swimming in the Mediterranean Sea at sunset
  • A jeep ride on the Golan Heights
  • Visiting the Western Wall, and exploring the tunnels underneath
  • Floating in the Dead Sea

For more information, Go to www.freeisraeltrip.org

This trip is a gift from Taglit-birthright israel . Taglit-birthright israel is an innovative partnership between the people of Israel through the Government of Israel, Jewish communities around the world (North American Jewish Federations through the United Jewish Communities (UJC)), and leading private philanthropists.

MASA: Gateway to Long-term Israel Programs

http://www.masaisrael.org/Masa/English

MASA provides various program opportunities to work, volunteer, and study, as well as scholarships for long-term Israel program. For more information contact Michael Yadegaran at [email protected]