Gather as a group to prepare for this unique travel experience. Then take off on a 10-day immersive adventure with your peers. Experience Israel through its history, culture, politics, food, music, religion and much, much more. Afterwards, regroup back in Philly to reflect on your experiences and strengthen your connections with the Jewish Federation and each other. The 2020 trip will run from June 27th until July 6th.
Israel360 exposes you to multiple perspectives on Israeli current events, trains you to advocate for Israel, and prepares you to use your learning experiences to speak up on Israel´s behalf when you return. You’ll emerge from the yearlong process with a network of new friends, a deeper understanding of Jewish Federation’s role in Philadelphia, Israel and overseas, and an even stronger Jewish identity.
Thanks to a generous subsidy from the Jewish Federation, the price of this experience, including the Israel trip, is just $360, including airfare, double-occupancy hotels, tours, activities, and most meals. If you are a young professional from Greater Philadelphia who wants to become more involved in our Jewish community, you may qualify for this unique opportunity.
You are eligible if:
You’re between the ages of 27-40 years old at the time you complete the application.
You live in the five-county area served by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, and plan to reside in the county for at least two years following the trip.
You are or have been actively involved with a non-profit organization (Jewish or not) while in college or after.
You want to become involved in the Philadelphia Jewish community.
You will make a commitment to actively participate on the trip.
You are prepared to participate in pre- and post-Israel360 workshops, NextGen activities and other Jewish Federation-sponsored programming.
Preference will be given to applicants who have not been to Israel before or have not been on an organized trip to Israel within the last 5 years.