ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
If you are interested in registering for a Summer 2023 trip, please email Ilana Picker.
2023 Trip Details
Tuition w/ RootOne Voucher – $6,200
Full Tuition – $9,200**
Reg. Deadline: May 1
*Please note, dates are subject to change based on current airline reservations.
**Tuition includes roundtrip international airfare. Late registration fees may apply to registrations received after March 1 based on the cost of airline tickets available on our group flights at the time of registration.
Experience Israel with your Habonim Dror friends!
Together with peers from 6 Habonim Dror North America camps, create and be part of an immersive traveling Israel program. HDNA and URJ have partnered to create a 4 week trip for anyone interested in engaging with Israel through a Habonim Dror lens. Expect the iconic Israel experiences, from hiking Masada to exploring Jerusalem, with an emphasis on values-based education and deep engagement with dilemmas of modern Israel. Meet your national kvutza, share your camp traditions and make friendships that will last a lifetime.
Incentive grants of up to $3250 are available!
Instructions on how to apply for scholarship and vouchers* will be provided after families register for a Yallah! Israel program.
*Dependent on RootOne's eligibilty requirements.
Yalla! Israel’s professional staff in Israel and North America have designed an exciting itinerary that ensures great fun and adventure, meaningful discovery and the highest standard of safety and security.
Week One: B’ruchim Habaim L’Yisrael! – Welcome
Welcome to Israel! Start your journey with an opening ceremony at Tel Yafo overlooking ancient Jaffa, linking you into the chain of tradition of pilgrims throughout history who arrived through this port city. Spend three days trekking through the Negev desert just as our ancestors did. Swim in Eilat’s Coral Beach and snorkel in the cool water of the Red Sea. Take in countless breathtaking views and observe extraordinary wildlife. Explore the history, spirituality and magic of the ancient city of Jerusalem. Visit the Kotel (the Western Wall), enjoy a water-hike through an ancient underground aqueduct, and shop in Jerusalem’s vibrant open-air market.
Week Two: ha'Boker Or - The Morning Light
The Judean desert is home to many of Israel’s most iconic experiences – camel rides, sleepouts in a Bedouin tent, and the ancient desert fortress of Masada overlooking the Dead Sea. Climb Masada in time for the stunning sunrise over the mountains of Jordan. Follow it up with a float in the Dead Sea, cover yourself with the famous black mud, and cool off in the refreshing waterfalls of Ein Gedi. Travel north to the Galilee region, where much of our modern ideas about Judaism took root, and where we share deep connections with our Christian and Muslim cousins.
Week Three: Shir ha'emek - Song of the Valley
Wander the mystical city of Tzfat, high up in the mountains of Israel. Explore the ancient alleyways and centuries-old synagogues, as you discover the origins of Kabbalah and Tikkun Olam. Get closer to Israel’s natural beauty in the Arbel Nature Reserve. Your Israeli peers will join the group for a week – a short but sweet opportunity to make lifelong friendships. Sit atop the Golan Heights while examining the important beginnings of the dream of a Jewish state in Eretz Israel. Return to Jerusalem and begin to connect our ancient past to our recent past and our recent past to today.
Week Four: Lekach Tov - Taking Israel Back Home
Hit up trendy Tel Aviv for some beach time, and go shopping at the Nahalat Binyamin artists’ market. Go on a tour of the Yazamut Center, Israel’s exciting high-tech showcase for technological innovations. Discover the soul of modern Israel and explore the famous graffiti displays in the Florentine neighborhood of Tel Aviv. Wrap up your trip in Jerusalem, a last chance to deepen your bond to your groupmates, to your experiences, and to your Israel.