Winter 2012 Birthright Israel Trip Registration Now Open
Members of Miami’s Jewish community who are between the ages of 22 and 26 can now register for a free, 10-day Taglit-Birthright Israel trip to be led by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation during winter 2012. Registration for Community Trip-Miami is now open at the Birthright Israel website. Click on “Community Trip-Miami (22-26).” Due to the immense popularity of the trip, registration fills up fast; interested candidates are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible.
Past Federation-led trips have allowed participants to enjoy a variety of Israel experiences, including the Western Wall in Jerusalem, a sunrise at Masada, floating in the Dead Sea, a traditional Bedouin tent dinner feast, camel trekking the desert, trendy Tel Aviv, mystical Tsfat, the Sea of Galilee, and Israeli culture and night life.
After participants return to Miami, Federation also encourages them to remain connected with one another through Birthright group reunions, and offers them many opportunities to get involved in the Jewish community through The Network, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s Under-40 Connection.
Taglit-Birthright Israel is an international program that offers free trips to Israel for all Jewish young adults, ages 18 to 26, post high school, who have neither traveled to Israel before on a peer educational trip or study program nor have lived in Israel past the age of 12. Since the program’s inception in 2000, nearly 4,000 people from Miami have participated in Taglit-Birthright Israel trips. To register for any Taglit-Birthright Israel trip, click here.
The Annual Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign provides a yearly allocation to the Birthright Israel Foundation, helping to make the trip possible for Miami-Dade County residents. In order to strengthen ties between Miami and Israel and build a strong Jewish future, Federation provides a wide range of Israel programs for interested Miami residents.