Extending Your Trip
At Israel Free Spirit, we take pride in providing incredible options to all those who are looking to extend their stay in Israel after their Birthright Israel program.
For your benefit, we’ve compiled a list of some great opportunities for you to participate in following your Israel Free Spirit Birthright trip! Extensions for all airlines are handled through Gil Travel. Extend your stay in Israel with Gil Travel's Israel Trip Flight.
We encourage you to maximize your Israel experience by signing up for one or more of the following programs:
Jinternship places qualified college students and recent college graduates with world-class professional opportunities in top Jerusalem-based companies spanning several key industries. In addition to gaining practical professional experiences in the professional field of choice, participants have ample opportunities to tour Israel's sights and splendor, explore its history and participate in inspiring and empowering classes on Judaism presented by the world's premier Jewish educators. For more information please visit: http://www.jinternship.com/
Spend as long or as little as you want studying your Jewish heritage in Israel’s pulse, in the heart of the Old City of Jerusalem. The Essentials introductory program is the perfect start for your spiritual quest. Essentials examines the relevance of being Jewish in today's world, and explores major themes and practices in Jewish spirituality. You can participate for an hour, a day, a week, or a month. The program offers a unique opportunity to gain a strong understanding of core concepts in Jewish thought, while touring regularly throught Jerusalem and around Israel. For more information please visit: http://israel.aish.com/essentials/
Jewel is a 3.5 week introductory educational program for Jewish women ages 19 - 30. Amazing classes, exciting weekly trips around the country, volunteer work, Shabbat in the Old City, Hebrew language classes - the perfect balance of touring, fun, learning and personal growth. Jewel has varied levels where students are invited to question and learn at their own pace in a warm accepting environment. Explore concepts in Jewish philosophy and spirituality, probe essential questions, delve into prayer and Hebrew texts, and learn the Torah approach to self awareness and relationships, and so much more. For more information please visit: www.jewel4women.com
Livnot – Galilee Fellowships and Northern Exposure
Livnot offers volunteer and adventurous opportunities in Israel following your Taglit-Birthright Israel: Israel Free Spirit trip. In addition to Individual Volunteering, they offer one-week volunteer programs geared specifically to people who want to stay on in Israel after Birthright and come to Tzfat for a week of volunteering and hiking. Also, the 4-week Galilee Programs offer a longer opportunity to stay and volunteer. For more information and to apply please visit: http://www.livnot.org/israel-programs/
Enjoy seven life-changing days exploring Jewish spirituality, discovering Jerusalem and living in it's Old City. Join best-selling author Rabbi David Aaron, renowned educator Rabbi Sam Shor and other world class teachers for an unforgettable week of inspiration and transformation. Program includes: healthy lunches, full Shabbat experience, and optional dorm style accommodations in the Old City of Jerusalem. For more information please visit: www.isralight.org/isralights-inner-views-2014-summer-program-in-israel/
Video Activism, provides people with the skills to actively take responsibility for the Israel, specifically through the medium of YouTube. We give students the tools to make short movies, from scripting to movie making, to uploading it onto YouTube and finally to become video activists. Become Be a video advocate for Israel! Learn how to create short videos - script write, choose your video style, pick music and background tools, learn the ropes of YouTube, and more. Join us for an amazing internship this summer. For more information please visit: www.videoactivism.tv
Volunteer in Israel and discover up-close the amazing cultural and natural diversity of the country. Learn about eco-building and sustainability at the Desert Eco Building project or get involved with humanitarian aid through the Social Food project in Tel Aviv. Based on years of development and in-depth field reports, GoEco presents you with social and wildlife volunteer projects in Israel. For more information, please visit: www.goeco.org
Magen David Adom – Ambulance Volunteer Program
This exciting two-month group experience is for independent young adults, aged 18 and over. Participants undergo a first-aid training course in Israel, and are then placed in one of the numerous Magen David Adom Centers around the country, where they work on ambulances with other Israeli volunteers, providing first aid and emergency care. The program includes housing in absorption centers, as well as trips and seminars, and is run several times a year. For more information please visit: www.mdavolunteers.org/overseas-program
Want more information? Check out these sites to find out more about the opportunities that await you!