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Because no one else can give you this amount of ultimate fun in Israel!

 

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If you have an epic taste of adventure, and want to connect with your Jewish heritage, it’s time to join Roots for a 10-day unforgettable adventure. Roots is new to Taglit Birthright Israel but it has years of experience running programs for collegiate and young Jewish professionals. When traveling with Roots our goal it to insure that your Birthright Israel experience is more than just a tour of your cultural, historical and the political importance of Israel. Roots in partnership with Israel Free Spirit and Birthright Israel is about you! It’s about your identity and it’s about our future. You will meet with awesome and powerful people that will challenge you intellectually and spiritually. Its true our schedule is packed with tons of unique and exciting activities, we are also aware of the downtime that is needed for you to be able to absorb the sights, sounds and smells that will be hitting you from every direction.

Roots is a not for profit organization which means we spend every penny that we raise to make sure you have the best experience possible. You will have local staff who are available almost 24/7 to answer any questions that you may have before, during, or after your trip. In addition to this, our team will join you at the airport and escort you to Israel to make sure your trip from NY to Israel is safe and comfortable.
Want to chill in your homeland a little longer? Roots and Israel Free Spirit have free & subsidized extension options to experience more of the Israel that you love.

Roots is a grassroots organization reshaping the way young adults affiliate and participate in Jewish life. We support Jewish communities with resources, leadership development, informal Jewish education, and events to foster young adult engagement. We develop and utilize networks, programming and social media, to promote creativity, collaboration, inclusiveness and Jewish people-hood.
WE meet you where YOU are with young, exciting and intriguing programming. WELCOME!

 

STEP 1: STAY INFORMED

 Join our mailing list by filling out the form ABOVE so we can keep you updated with the registration process.  Be sure to JOIN our Roots Birthright  Facebook Group.

STEP 2: MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Registration opens September 10th, 2013 at 10am EST (for first time Taglit-Birthright Israel applicants)

STEP 3: COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION

Once registration is open visit www.birthrightisrael.com and click “Register Now” to complete your online application form.  Choose “OU Israel Free Spirit” as your trip organizer.  In section 5, confirm”OU Israel Free Spirit” is the trip organizer you are going with.  Enter the referral code “Roots”.  Complete your application and you are done!

STEP 4: CHECK FOR EMAILS

We will send you a welcome email with detailed instructions on what you need to do next in order to secure a trip.  Make sure we are not in SPAM.

STEP 5: INTERVIEW

About a week after registering we will send you an email requesting a short telephone interview. It will be quickly so no worries….not a job interview!

STEP 6: GET READY FOR YOUR TRIP

Once accepted, we will offer you a flight.  You have 48 hours to accept once we send the email.  After that get ready for a journey of a lifetime!

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CAN YOU JOIN US?

Age Requirements
  • 18 to 26 years old and post high school.
Who is considered Jewish according to Taglit-Birthright Israel?
  • Anyone with at least one Jewish parent. Anyone who is actively practicing another religion other than Judaism is not eligible as long as they are still actively practicing that religion.
Prior Israel Visits
  • If you have been to Israel as part of a touring group, educational or study program, or organized residential program since you were 12 years old, you are not eligible.
What programs disqualify me from participating in a Taglit-Birthright Israel Trip?
  • Any trip taken with your school after the age of 12
  • Any trip taken with Jewish youth organizations (including but not limited to NCSY, NFTY, BBYO, Young Judea)
  • Any year long course program in Israel
  • Yeshiva / Seminary in Israel
  • Having already participated in a Taglit-Birthright Israel trip
  • Full Time Jewish Studies Programs (If you are enrolled in a full time Jewish Studies program in any institute of higher learning you are not eligible for a Taglit-Birthright Israel trip while you are still enrolled in the program)
I was born / have lived in Israel. Am I eligible for a Taglit Birthright trip?
  • If you were born in Israel, or have ever held an Israeli passport, you are not eligible for a Birthright trip unless you can prove that you left Israel before the age of 12 by using official documentation such as school transcripts.
What is considered a full time Jewish Studies Program?
  • You are exclusively enrolled in a full time program including but not limited to Jewish Teacher Training Programs, Jewish Studies Programs, Rabbinical Programs, Yeshiva/Seminary, and Jewish Communal Services Programs and the like.

If you have any further questions regarding your eligibility status, please email   ownit@roots-ny.com

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