Traveling to Israel is a life changing experience and is something that Congregation B’nai Shalom strongly supports. We suggest two outstanding opportunities for high school students, the NFTY in Israel summer program and the NFTY-EIE semester in Israel. For families and adults, we offer a congregational trip to Israel every few years.
Many of our high school students, especially those who have been Confirmed and are entering 11th grade, choose to participate in an Israel youth program. As a Reform Congregation, we highly recommend the NFTY in Israel program. Please visit the NFTY website for more information about this wonderful experience. Scholarships are available through the Steve Meltzer Youth Summer Camp Scholarship Fund.
For the Reform teen looking for the ultimate in life experience, the Eisendrath International Exchange High School in Israel (EIE) is the time of a lifetime. For over 40 years, the Reform Movement has been sending youth to Israel, with this four-month or six and a half week accredited high school nestled in the Judean Mountains serving as the premiere program. Students live together, learn together and grow together as a community as they explore four thousand years of Jewish memory, learn Hebrew, and come to know Israel as their second home. Go on EIE and connect with your history, your land and your people! Visit the website at http://www.nftyeie.org/ for more information.
If cost is keeping you from considering an Israel experience for your son or daughter, please contact Debbi Morin, Youth Educator, to discuss financial options!
Congregational Trip to Israel
Our next congregational trip to Israel is provisionally planned for April school vacation week, 2018. Here is a brief slide show of photos from our last congregational trip, in April 2015.