Free Trip to Israel!
Birthright Israel is a free 10-day trip to Israel for anyone who is: 18-26 years old, Jewish, and has never been a participant on a peer-trip to Israel. Hillel at Brandeis has been providing the Brandeis community with this incredible opportunity every year since the launch of Birthright Israel in 1999. Hillel at Brandeis offers two Birthright Israel trips every year, one during winter break and one at the end of the spring semester.
Let Hillel at Brandeis take you to the ancient walls of Jerusalem, the modern cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa! Come swim in the Dead Sea and Climb Masada for Sunrise! Let’s go hiking in the mountains of the Golan and the sands of the Negev Desert!
There are many advantages of applying to Birthright Israel through Hillel at Brandeis. We have a higher acceptance rate–usually over 80% of applicants are accepted for our trips compared to 50-60% nationally. We also provide experienced staff who are able to help students through the entire process, from registration through the trip itself.
Come join us for this once in a lifetime opportunity to go to Israel for free and learn more about yourself, your culture, and your history!
For Summer trips:
- General registration for Birthright Israel opens Tuesday, September 8 at 10:00am!
- Priority registration (for those on the waitlist from a previous season) opens on Monday, September 7 at 12 noon!
If you have any questions, Contact Gabrielle Hettena, Coordinator for Israel Engagement
This trip is a gift of Birthright Israel
Section 1: General Information
- Please use full name as it is listed on your passport
- Your passport information does not need to be entered right away and can be added at a later date
Section 2: Trip Specifications
- Select IsraelExperts as your Trip Organizer
- Select December – Campus Connection (18-21)
- Enter the referral code Brandeis31
Section 3: Jewish Background
Section 4: Prior Israel Experience
Section 5: Essay - Write a short paragraph about why you want to go on Birthright Israel (maximum 200 words)
Section 6: Trip Waiver
Section 7: Pay Your Fully Refundable Deposit - you will need to pay a $10 non-refundable waiver fee
Section 8: Confirm Your Email
**Please note that at some point you may receive an automated message from Birthright Israel that the trip is waitlist only. This does not indicate your final status with IsraelExperts, only a registration function of Birthright Israel. We ask you to be patient and remain on the IsraelExperts list for your desired trip.
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)