Jewish Young Adults have the opportunity to attend Taglit/Birthright, where they travel to Israel for 10 days to learn about the Jewish homeland, it’s history, and culture. We are inviting a small group of Israeli’s to experience American Diaspora Jewry through an exchange program based on the Taglit model. From May 16-24 six Israelis (average age 25) will fly to the Midwest for a trip formatted similar to the Taglit Birthright experience.
We are looking for local young adults (19-28) to join us on our Midwest Reverse Birthright trip. They will get to experience the tourist sites of our area, and will see what it is like to be a Jew in America. This opportunity will allow for a small group of Israeli’s who are immediately post-military service to visit the Midwest and have a new perspective on what it means to be an American Jew. As we had the opportunity to visit many different cities in Israel, these Israelis will have the ability to see Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago. They will learn about our Jewish culture, institutions and issues facing the American Jewish community. When on birthright, IDF soldiers are paired up with the tour groups and when the Israelis come to Madison they will be accompanied by Americans their age as well as Federation staff.