Give your children or grandchildren a gift that will last longer than the newest video game, even longer than an iPad—one that will last a lifetime and that they’ll be proud to pass down to their own children. Give them a strong Jewish identity, pride in their heritage and a personal connection to Israel.
Few experiences are as transformative and fulfilling as a teen's first trip to Israel. However, such trips are expensive, and advance planning is advised in order to be able to pay for them.
Here are some ideas:
Taglit-Birthright Israel provides a FREE gift of a peer group, educational trip to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18 to 26 from around the world. The Birthright-Israel Foundation wants young Jewish people to come to Israel, see it, experience it, talk about it, and think about what Israel means for them and the Jewish people. The Greensboro Jewish Federation’s Annual Campaign supports Birthright Israel. Learn more about the many different Birthright trips by clicking here or by contacting Noam Soker.
Young adults interested in a gap year, college, and post-college experiences can seek funding through MASA Israel Journey, a project of the Jewish Agency for Israel and supported by the Greensboro Jewish Federation’s Annual Campaign. MASA gives grants ranging from $3,000 to $4,500 to every post-high school student who participates in an approved, long-term program in Israel for the first time! Some programs are 100 percent free. Click here to learn more. Contact Noam Soker at 336-852-5433 ext. 221 for more information.