The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia strongly condemns hate speech in our community and throughout the world. When anti-Semitic hate speech was expressed by Temple University Professor Marc Lamont Hill, we immediately took action with national and local partners. We have and will continue to condemn comments that reject the state of Israel and the Jewish connection to our homeland.

Are you 22 to 26 years old? Are you Jewish or of Jewish heritage (at least one Jewish grandparent)? Do you love travel? Adventure? Meaningful experiences? Making new friends? Getting free stuff? Then Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and Shorashim are proud to present: your winter break.

Thursday, December 21st through Tuesday, January 2nd, travel with 40 young professionals from Philadelphia and seize your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Israel with Birthright Israel.

Since its inception in 1999, Birthright Israel’s mission has been to give every young Jewish adult around the world — especially the unaffiliated — an opportunity to visit Israel and meet Israeli peers. With its goals of strengthening Jewish identity, Jewish community and participants’ connections with Israel and its people, the trip is a journey through both Jewish history and the contemporary Jewish state.

Registration is now officially open, so don’t delay. To register or for more information: israelwithisraelis.com/signupphilly

Questions? Contact Brandon Cohen at bcohen@jewishphilly.org or 215.829.0803.