Discover the life-long value of a trip to Israel
From new friendships to a new appreciation of Jewish culture and history, see for yourself how special every IsraelNow trip is for participants—and the Jewish community as a whole.
The perfect Israel experience for Jewish eighth graders
We are on a mission to nurture and strengthen a long-lasting connection and commitment to Jewish life among our community’s youth. Every IsraelNow trip is an educational program designed to give eighth graders an immersive, emotional and memorable taste of Israel and their Jewish heritage through a week-long, “hands-on” experience.
The ultimate goal is that participants return home inspired to further their Jewish involvement in the community through continued engagement in Jewish learning experiences and activities.
Committed to safety and security
IsraelNow always puts the safety and wellbeing of our participants first. From qualified trip educators and thoughtfully planned itineraries to trip updates, we want every IsraelNow family to feel confident and assured prior to and during our trips.
Our partners & supporters
IsraelNow works with local synagogues, Jewish community centers, youth programs, camps and other organizations to make our trips possible. We are grateful for every partner and participating family who helps us offer these meaningful experiences at such an unbelievable value to our community.
“IsraelNow gave me opportunity to experience Israel in a new light. I was never expecting to become as close as I did with the Israelis nor did I think I would feel as fulfilled as I do now. It opened me up to a whole new world.”
– IsraelNow Alum
“My daughter felt a strong connection to the new friendships that were formed. She feels a better connection to her new friends than her current ‘friends’ at her middle school.”
– IsraelNow Alum Parent
“The whole time, I felt so welcome, and I made so many new friends (Israeli and American). To me, Jewish identity is about people. Israel was the place where I felt like I met my best friends in a week, and everywhere we went I thought ‘wow, these people understand me.'”
– IsraelNow Alum