TOP 10 REASONS TO GO WITH ISRAEL FREE SPIRIT
Cure Your #FOMO
Trying to decide what to do with those 10 days of freedom from work or school? The best time to go on your Birthright Israel trip is NOW. You never know what you’ll get busy with in the future, so if you have 10 days for a life-changing experience then take it! You definitely don’t want to live with any regrets.
Here’s why thousands of people choose #IsraelFreeSpirit as their trip organizer every year!
1. We Give You a More Extensive Trip
We’re a non-profit trip organizer and that means we put every penny possible towards your experience. In addition to the funding we receive as a trip organizer, we invest our own money and get additional private funding for your trip. This way we can offer you the most extraordinary experience possible!
2. Our Award-Winning Itinerary
We make sure you experience everything incredible that Israel has to offer. From the little known hotspots, to the greatest attractions, you’ll see and feel Israel.
For example: We spend Shabbat in Jerusalem even though it’s expensive, because our participants tell us that experiencing the Western Wall on Friday night and the unique Shabbat atmosphere of Jerusalem is truly a life changing experience, and worth coming on the whole trip for!
3. There’s Something For Everyone
We cater to people of all Jewish backgrounds. Most trips are non-denominational, while a few trips are designed for specific denominations. We also try our best to make sure you are able to hear a balanced range of perspectives, with the full kaleidoscope of Jewish expression. This way you’ll feel comfortable no matter how you Jew.
4. You Get the Real Israel
From hanging out with the 8 Israeli peers that join every trip for 5 days, to making s’mores at the bonfire in the Bedouin tents, you’ll jump right into a whole new world with our interactive itinerary, and experience the real Israel.
5. Meaningful Experiences
Our trips go beyond the touristy sites and the camel selfies. In addition to rafting, hiking, ATV’ing and camel riding, you’ll also be able to volunteer, engage in thought provoking discussions, ask questions, and build life-long connections.
6. FREE Trip Extensions!
For our participants, another benefit of choosing Israel Free Spirit continues after the trip ends. We offer you free extension scholarships to help you stay in Israel longer! Check out some of our free extension programs.
We are also the only Birthright Israel trip organizer that has a full time follow up director. Our follow up director can assist you with the flight extension logistics you need to extend your trip, and he can connect you to post Birthright Israel programs. He visits each trip and becomes a familiar and helpful face that you will recognize after the trip, if you do decide to stick around.
7. We Build Your Community
We work to make sure that both during and after the trip, you make amazing connections & friendships. Plus, we’re the first trip organizer to offer a competition to fly your Israeli participants to the USA for a weekend reunion with your entire bus!
We’ll also connect you with other alumni in your area so you can continue building your community.
8. Our Incredible Staff
We understand the importance of having great staff leading your Birthright Israel trip, which is why each of your staff members are handpicked for their leadership and past Israel experience. So, who’s on your trip? In addition to the engaging Israeli tour educator and an Israeli madricha (leader), you’ll have 2-3 dynamic and relatable American staff.
Here at Israel Free Spirit, we’ve been running these trips since Taglit-Birthright Israel first started 15 years ago. That translates to hundreds of Israel Free Spirit trips with thousands of excited participants who have joined us from across North America!
9. Customized Trips
Every trip can be customized based on background, age, travel date, interests, profession, community, and/or college. This way you’ll get to pick the trip that fits YOU.
10. You’ll See the Big Picture
Israel is one of the most talked about countries in the world. On our trip, you’ll experience it all, from the rich history going back 2,000 years to the everyday life of a modern Israeli. You’ll get the whole perspective: the people, the natural beauty, the politics, the technology, the overlap of past, present, and future, and much more.