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Yes! It’s that time of the year again where you have to start thinking about what you want to do on your winter break. If you’ve been contemplating a free trip to Israel, and you’re Jewish, between the ages of 18-26 and have never been on a peer trip to Israel before, might we suggest a birthright israel trip with Oranim and Jewlicious this winter?

Surely you’ve already contemplated taking advantage of this fantastic opportunity and generous gift made available to you by the philanthropists behind birthright israel. Now you want to make sure you go on the best trip, right? Well… we’re it. And this season only 40 North Americans will be able to benefit from the unique insites and rollicking good times provided by the Jewlicious trip leaders and the Oranim trip organizers.

We will travel the width and breadth of the country, from Haifa to Eilat, from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, accompanied by expert tour guides, surly bus drivers, Israeli soldiers on leave and Jewlicious bloggers. This will be the 4th trip run by Jewlicious and believe me, we know what we’re doing. We know when to be educational and we know when to just let loose and have fun.

In the coming days, we’ll let you know more about this awesome trip. If you have any questions at all, leave a comment or contact us. But remember – REGISTRATION BEGINS TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 12th at 9 am EST AND THIS TRIP (based on past experience) WILL SELL OUT WITHIN 24 HOURS. Please, we really want to avoid any disappointment so you really need to register on September 12th. Don’t forget! You’ll go to the birthright israel registration page, select Oranim as your tour provider. The Jewlicious trip is departing from NYC on Dec. 31st – make sure to let Oranim know that that’s the trip you want to be on!

And we’ll see you in Israel for New Years!

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this trip is a gift from Taglit-birthright israel.

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Laya Millman


  • same question. what if i’m half jewish? and does it involve only america an canada?

  • ok – to qualify for the trip you have to have at least one jewish parent, have converted or be in the process of converting with a letter from your rabbi, so in short, yes, “half jewish” is not a problem.

    The trip is for Americans, or someone with an American mailing address who can leave out of NY.

  • Yeah. What Laya said. Basically if any major Jewish movement considers you Jewish then you’ree Jewish for birthright purposes. I think even having a Jewish granddparent would be enough. You ought to also identify yourself as Jewish. The point is, it’s a very liberal definition.

  • For those on the fence I strongly recommend the birthright experience with Laya & CK. I went last summer and had a wonderful time!

  • I’m pretty sure there’s a way for kids from Canada to go on a birthright or birthrightish-type program, too…if only I knew a Canadian to ask.

  • Indeed. Allow me to clarify. the Jewlicious trip is, at this time, only for Americans (loophole: or someone with a working American mailing address)but if you are Canadian you can go on CIE.

  • What if you’re not Jewish – but just Jewlicious?! Oh wait. I already live here. 😛 I’ll drive my car behind the bus and be there to turn the lights on and off on Shbt. I’ll be the bus goy.

  • One thing they should improve is the airport. When you leave, it has the ability to ruin a beautiful trip. The cutting in line, the pushing and the shoving. These people sleeping on 2 chairs so others can stand. This is at 5am when you have been up all night.

    They should adopt the Swiss system. Everyone take a number. I am serious, yesterday I was over there in Zurich at the post office. Everyone takes a number.

    If you are serious about offering Israel as a place for people to visit and have a positive total experience you will promote this idea.

  • Sorry for the double posting of this article, something went wrong. I’m gona just reprint the 9 coments that were on the other one before this one popped back up.


    Umm, birthright is for post high school kids, but once they turn 18 there are a number of religious trips they can choose from.

    Comment by laya — 9/12/2006 @ 7:36 am |Edit This

    ok my bad I thought it was 16+. Thank you for correcting my misapprehension Laya.

    and is there a more frum tour or is everything mixed males-females, not that there is anything wrong w/ this, but my kids are very into Shomer Negiah and bichlall not talking to opp. So they won’t go. Unless there is a defined frum tour.

    Can you perhaps organize this for these kids?

    Comment by Steves Rick — 9/12/2006 @ 8:22 am |Edit This

    There are several defined frum tours, and some are single sex. Try Mayanot or Aish for instance.

    Comment by laya — 9/12/2006 @ 8:24 am |Edit This

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    Pingback by Quick, Sign-Up for Jewish Blogger’s Free Israel Trip!! « Oy Bay! — 9/12/2006 @ 2:26 pm |Edit This

    I just registered, woo-hoo! 🙂

    Comment by Oyster — 9/12/2006 @ 3:02 pm |Edit This

    Why do you do this to me? Every few months, pop!- another reminder that I’m too freakin’ old for your birthright trips. The least you could do is make some empty promises about checking into the possibility of a tour for us sad old people. It would be the humane thing to do.

    Comment by judi — 9/12/2006 @ 6:47 pm |Edit This

    Well judi, there are plenty of tours for all kinds of people – they’re just not free is all…

    Comment by ck — 9/12/2006 @ 11:10 pm |Edit This

    Yay! Oyster is coming!

    And Judi – what we CAN do for ya is arrange for you to participate in “ck and michael’s humus tour of Jerusalem” up on your (paid) arrival.

    Comment by laya — 9/13/2006 @ 2:28 am |Edit This