Seriously. Do it now.
I’ve been working with birthright Israel trip provider IsraelExperts for a while now. The thing that saddens me the most is when people, eager to go to Israel, call hoping to sign up, but it’s too late. The staff try their best to accomodate, but there is only so much they can do. Consequently, if you are between the ages of 18-26, Jewish, and even just thinking of going to Israel, I strongly urge you to pick up the phone and call IsraelExperts, or whatever birthright israel trip provider you feel is appropriate, and sign up. You are under no obligation to go if you can’t make it or change your mind. However, if you register as early as possible, you significantly increase your chances of getting on the trip you want to go on, should you decide to go. So… all day today, operators will be standing by at 1-800-772-2452 – this is a toll free number that connects you directly to the office in Israel (9 am to 5 pm EST). You can even talk to Jewlicious blogger laya, if you ask, who is helping out on the phones this week. And if you don’t qualify, get a hold of someone who does and tell them to call. How fun!