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What is Taglit-Birthright Israel?
Taglit-Birthright Israel provides the gift of first time, peer group, educational trips to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18 to 26. Taglit-Birthright Israel's founders created this program to send thousands of young Jewish adults from all over the world to Israel as a gift in order to diminish the growing division between Israel and Jewish communities around the world; to strengthen the sense of solidarity among world Jewry; and to strengthen participants' personal Jewish identity and connection to the Jewish people. The gift of the 10-day trip is being provided by our partners: private philanthropists through The Birthright Israel Foundation; the people of Israel through the Government of Israel; and Jewish communities around the world (North American Jewish Federations, Keren Hayesod and the Jewish Agency for Israel). Please take a few minutes to learn more about our partners, especially your local Jewish Federation, which is your gateway to community involvement, continued learning and leadership opportunities.
How do I register for a Taglit-Birthright Israel trip?
Winter Registration dates will be announced soon, to get connected please join our mailing list today
Why is a deposit required?
A deposit is required in order to ensure your participation in the program. The deposit is refunded after successful completion of the program, or if you have not been assigned to a flight.
Can I travel with my friends on the program?
Yes! There is room with Hibba Israel in Touch for you and your friends! We encourage your friends and family to apply via our mailing list. You can request to be placed with them in the same group during the post application interview. We will do our very best to accommodate your requests.
What if I don't have a passport?
If you are an American citizen, apply for a passport NOW! If you are not a citizen yet, you will need to apply for a visa and/or a travel document to visit Israel. For more information click here.
What are the available trip dates?
It is very important for us to know in advance which trip date suits you best. You can let us know by joining our mailing list and specifying your preferred travel date.
Where can I see all the information about my specific trip/group?
Click on the "Our Group" on the left hand side of the home page and search for your group according to the trip date or group number you have been given once you have notified of your group assignment.
I would like to extend my stay in Israel after the trip. How do I do it?
Visit our "Trip Extensions" page located at the top of the homepage and learn all about extending your trip. All flight extensions are made through Gill Travel, please visit their website www.giltravel.com/extensionsinfo.htm. If you need help planning any other elements of your extended trip, Hibba Israel in Touch would be more than happy to help you with this.
How can I rent a mobile phone for my trip?
Go the "Phone Rentals" page, where you can find out more about our great deals and talking plans and place an order online for your Free Israeli rental cell phone.
What about safety and security?
Safety and security are our top priority. Safety is enhanced by the fact that we are in a structured environment. We use our own tour buses and we do not use public transportation. Itineraries are carefully planned out according to safety and security concerns. Group leaders and guides are equipped at all times with cell phones and can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by our head office. In accordance with the Israeli Ministry of Education guidelines, each Hibba Isreal In Touch Birthright trip is accompanied by two fully-trained Israeli armed guards/medics that are with the group at all times. Also, as required by Taglit-Birthright Israel rules and regulations, there is strictly no unsupervised free time in public areas. For more information, please see our safety and security section at the bottom of our homepage.