|Hillel's Taglit birthright Israel Program|
If you are Jewish, between the ages of 18 and 26, and have never been on a peer-group trip to Israel, Hillel has great ways for you to go — for free!
Whether you are interested in the great outdoors, arts and culture, peace and politics, the environment or religion and spirituality, Hillel is committed to providing you with a safe, secure - and wondrous - experience in Israel.
The Taglit Birthright Israel program is a gift from the people of Israel through their government, Jewish philanthropic partners and your Jewish community. You can learn more about it through your campus Hillel by visiting Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life or contacting Hela Lahar, Israel Program Coordinator for Hillel of Greater Philadelphia at email@example.com
Remember: Hillel is the best way to get to Israel for your first trip. Just ask the more than 12,000 Birthright Israel alumni who have visited Israel already! But be sure to apply early — because space is limited!
Important Israel Links
The American Israel Political Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
A political affairs committee dedicated to promoting a b relationship between Israel and the United States. Among other activities, AIPAC sponsors an annual policy conference, fosters leadership training, and builds relationships with student organizations and leaders.
Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life
National Hillel organiztion for a collection of materials, strategies, and resources to help you advocate for Israel on campus and for a free trip through Taglit birthright Israel.
Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C.
The Israeli embassy in the United States. Provides resources on the Israeli government as well as on political and cultural issues.
General Consulate of Israel in Philadelphia, PA
Israel Diplomatic Network for Philadelphia that provides resources on the Israeli government as well as on political, academic and cultural issues. For more information on bringing Israel to your campus contact, Lou Balcher, Director of Academic Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia - Center for Israel and Overseas
The mission of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is to identify and prioritize the important issues and needs of our local and global community, then organize and mobilize human and financial resources to successfully impact them. Federation focuses on Jewish education, human services, family, and economic needs, and provides support for Israel and for Jews at risk elsewhere in the world. Priorities. Action. Impact. Live and Give Generously.
Jewish National Fund
Jewish National Fund is a non-profit organization founded in 1901 to serve as caretaker of the land of Israel, on behalf of its owners -- Jewish People everywhere. Give a gift that keeps on giving...plant a tree in Israel to replenish the beauty of the land.
Middle East Forum
From their website: "The Middle East Forum, a think tank, works to define and promote American interests in the Middle East. Founded in 1990 the Forum became an independent organization in 1994." The Middle East Forum is based here, in Philadelphia. For more information, visit http://www.meforum.org.
The Jerusalem Post
Breaking News in Israel 24 hours a day.
Israel Defense Force
Israel's National military.