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The Mizzou Birthright Experience
Mizzou Hillel runs FREE 10-Day Birthright Israel Trips every Winter and Summer Break for all interested students eligible for Birthright.
We run our program with the trip organizer Israel Outdoors and their Quest Itinerary. On this trip you will explore the natural beauty of Israel and its 3000 years of history and tradition. Learn more about the trip and see if you are eligible to join us on this adventure. Spots are limited so please apply early.
What will we do?
The Itinerary may change based on time of year and other factors however some destinations you may get to see include:
- Ancient and Modern Jerusalem
- The Negev and Judean Deserts
- The See of Galilee and Golan Heights
- Tel Aviv and the Mediterranean Coast
- The Dead Sea and Masada
- The Mystical City of Tsfat
Who is Eligible?
To be eligible, you must qualify through the Israel Outdoor website. The program requires the following:
- You must be aged 18-26
- You must meet Birthrights Israel Jewish eligibility criteria of having one Jewish parent or have converted to Judaism.
- You must have graduated from high school at the time of the trip.
- You cannot be attending a full-time Jewish studies program.
- This must be your first Jewish peer trip to Israel since turning 18.
There are additional criteria for specific situations, so please check the Israel Outdoors website for the latest and most accurate criteria.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Birthright Israel?
Birthright Israel is an innovative partnership between the people of Israel through the Government of Israel, private philanthropists, through the Birthright Israel Foundation Hillel trips, connect Jewish students from our campus to their Jewish journey and identities, to Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people, and, upon return, to their Jewish communities. Students are led through Israel by Jewish professionals and will experience Jewish history and Israeli culture through unforgettable tours, hikes, and unique activities.n and Jewish communities around the world (North American Jewish Federations, Keren Hayesod, and the Jewish Agency for Israel)
Why go on Birthright Through Hillel?
Hillel trips connect Jewish students from our campus to their Jewish journey and identities, to Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people, and, upon return, to their Jewish communities. Students are led through Israel by Jewish professionals and will experience Jewish history and Israeli culture through unforgettable tours, hikes, and unique activities.
What Trip Provider Does Mizzou Hillel Use?
We use Israel Outdoors as our outfitter. They are one of the leading organizers for Birthright trips and specialize in trips that are fun, adventurous, inspiring, and pluralistic to encourage open-minded exploration.
What Does a Trip Itinerary Look Like?
Great question! Here is more information on a sample itinerary from Israel Outdoors. As you hover over the picture for each day there is a description of what may be included. Check it out.
Am I Eligible?
Here is Israel Outdoor’s Eligibility Requirements.
When and where can I register?
Who can I talk to for more questions?
You can always reach out to Atira, our Director of Jewish Student Life. She will be more than happy to assist you.