Exclusively for young adults living in Los Angeles, Birthright Israel LA Way is your chance to discover the global Jewish community while simultaneously making new friends from LA! Pick one of many trip options, then explore Israel with other Angelenos and a group of Israeli students and soldiers.
In ten days you’ll experience the magic of Israel beyond tourism. Come home with a smile on your face, a renewed sense of self, and some great new LA friends. That’s the LA Way.
Birthright Israel offers a glimpse into Israeli history, culture, and people… but with Birthright Israel LA Way we enrich your experience far beyond the average trip! Travel Israel with a group of new friends from Los Angeles, visit innovative Israeli non-profits and spend all ten days with Israeli peers. Get an insider’s view of Israeli society and the global Jewish community. Once the trip is over, we make it easy for you to stay in touch with your new friends by offering exclusive post-trip programs and events.
Get started by picking a program that sounds right for you. Birthright Israel LA Way is proud to be open-minded, pluralistic, and accepting, so whichever program you choose you’ll belong! Then get ready to experience the magic of Israel, make new friends, and explore your own Jewish roots.
Interested in going to Israel?
Registration for Summer opens January 28, 2019!
Young Professionals (ages 22+)
We’ve partnered with Amazing Israel and Israel Outdoors to create trips exclusively for LA young professionals in Summer 2019. Registration opens January 28, 2019.
Hillel International, 27-32 Global Connections
Hike breathtaking trails. Experience Tel Aviv nightlife. Visit the ancient city of Jerusalem. With a new pilot program, Angelenos ages 27-32 can experience ten days of Israel’s beauty, history, and adventure! This trip is offered through our partner, Hillel International, and is not an official LA Way trip.
Tlalim|Israel Outdoors LA Way, Young Professionals (Four Departures)
May 21-June 2; June 16-27; June 23-July 4; July 3-15
Are you an adventurous, Jewish young professional between 22 and 26 years old? Israel Outdoors Birthright Israel LA Way is the trip for you. Roam the rolling hills of the Galilee, navigate the Negev, and drift in the Dead Sea! Learn about the history of the land, explore your Jewish roots, and experience all the natural beauty Israel has to offer.
Routes|Amazing Israel, LA Way Young Professionals (Two Departures)
May 26-June 6; June 16-27
Get up close and personal with classic sites and hidden gems of Israel such as the Old City in Jerusalem, the ancient ruins of Masada, and the nightlife of Tel Aviv. Join other Jewish professionals ages 22-26 to experience unique and inspiring programming that will help connect you with your Jewish heritage and contemporary Israel, all with your local LA community.
Specialty Young Professionals
Looking for a different kind of Israel experience? Explore all the options.
Routes|Amazing Israel, LA Way Entertainment Professionals
June 30-July 11
Amazing Israel LA Way offers an exciting Birthright Israel trip exclusively for Entertainment Professionals between 22 and 29 years old. This trip provides unique experiences, including discussions with Israeli directors, visits to production companies, film screenings with local filmmakers, and more.
*Age exceptions can be made for participants between 27 and 29 years old, currently working in the entertainment industry. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in this trip, please contact BirthrightLA@JewishLA.org before attempting to register.
Students (ages 18-22)
Birthright Israel LA Way has partnered with Hillel International to offer exclusive trips for students aged 18 to 22 at local Los Angeles universities and colleges in Summer 2019.
Hillel International LA Way, UCLA Bruin Birthright (two departures on same dates)
The official Birthright Israel LA Way trip for UCLA students aged 18 to 22! Travel alongside other UCLA students to get a taste of the global Jewish community, and come home with a deeper connection to your roots, and some new friends on campus!
Hillel International LA Way, USC Hillel (Two Departures)
May 12-24; May 25-June 6
From Downtown LA to Downtown Tel Aviv! This Birthright Israel LA Way trip is exclusively for students at USC.
Hillel International LA Way, Hillel 818
May 26-June 7
From the Los Angeles Valleys to the wadis (valleys) of Israel! This Birthright Israel LA Way trip is exclusively for students between 18 and 22 years old at CSUN, Pierce, and Valley Colleges.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles partners with top Birthright Israel Trip Organizers to offer exclusive programs for people who live in Los Angeles. It’s thanks to our partners: Tlalim|Israel Outdoors, Routes|Amazing Israel, and Hillel International that we’re able to provide such meaningful and unique Birthright Israel experiences. Explore each Trip Organizer’s website to discover what’s right for you.
Birthright Israel is an innovative partnership between the people of Israel through the Government of Israel, private philanthropists and thousands of donors and Jewish communities around the world (North American Jewish Federations through the Jewish Federations of North America; the Jewish Agency for Israel; and Keren Hayesod). This trip is a gift from Birthright Israel.
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