Resources for Congregations

Read our Announcement to URJ Congregations about the Yallah! Israel Rebrand!

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Get Your Teens to Israel

Thanks for helping to spread the word about Yallah! Israel. We may have a new name, but the authentic, immersive programs that URJ families know and love have not changed! Our new brand identity will help us demonstrate the unique nature of our Israel experiences to new audiences, connecting even more Jewish young adults to Israel and all it has to offer.

Our summer trips offer unforgettable adventures focused on fun, friendship, community, personal discovery, and meaningful Jewish growth, all while keeping health and safety as our top priority. When these teens return to your community, they will be energized ambassadors for Israel, with greater awareness of diverse communities, technological advances, and social challenges that our world faces today.

These ready-to-use tools make it easy to help each of your families find the right Yallah! Israel trip for them. If you have any questions, or are looking for something you don’t see here, contact us!

Introduce Your Families to YALLAH! Israel

For Emails

Our monthly Bulletin & Email blurbs are ready-to-use text templates. Use them in any of your upcoming publications to promote our programs in your congregation.

General

Yallah! Israel, powered by NFTY in Israel, is the formative travel experience for teens seeking a hands-on, educational, fun summer. They’ll travel through Israel, with a one-week Poland option, on a journey that brings history to life, while developing a sense of pride in Jewish identity & heritage. Learn more: yallahisrael.org

Promoting congregational Presentation

We are excited to share that a Yallah! Israel representative will be giving a presentation on [INSERT DAY, DATE & TIME(S)]! They’ll share what makes Yallah! Israel great and answer questions. We hope to see you there! Learn more: yallahisrael.org

For Social media

Tips
  • Share Yallah! Israel photos from families, graphics, or updates on your congregation’s page. We’ve provided graphics to get you started, and you can keep an eye on our Facebook page and Instagram feed for others through the year.
  • Use any of our sample posts to encourage families to consider a summer at Yallah! Israel.
  • Try creating a few posts of your own that are more personal to your congregation.
  • Personalize the experience! If you have Yallah! Israel families in your congregation, ask them for a few words about their experience that you can share. Also consider sharing photos of kids from your congregation in Israel. This lets potential families know who they can approach if they have any questions about the Yallah! Israel experience.
  • Don’t forget to connect to the Yallah! Israel Facebook page and Instagram page in your social media posts by using the @ symbol to “tag” us! This will help people connect with Yallah! Israel and the larger Reform Jewish community.
sample posts
  • @YallahIsrael is the formative travel experience for teens seeking a hands-on, educational, fun summer. They’ll travel through Israel on a journey that brings history to life, while developing a sense of pride in Jewish identity & heritage. Learn more: yallahisrael.org
  • [Name of Your Congregation] is proud to send our teens on @YallahIsrael, the formative travel experience for teens seeking a hands-on, educational, fun summer. They’ll travel through Israel on a journey that brings history to life, while developing a sense of pride in Jewish identity & heritage. Learn more: yallahisrael.org
  • What is your teen doing this summer? Consider a summer on @YallahIsrael, the Reform Movement’s teen travel program! Learn more: yallahisrael.org
Social media graphics

For Websites

These resources are optimized for use on your website:

Web-Ready files
Elevator Pitch

For teens: Yallah! Israel is the most Insta-worthy thing you can possibly do this summer. You get to see the sunrise from a mountaintop. You get to eat real Mediterranean cuisine, from pita right off the fire to rows of pastries glistening with honey. You get to visit ancient ruins, climb sand dunes, and float in the Dead Sea. You’ll have the adventure of a lifetime with people who will be your best friends for the rest of your life. You’ll get to see Israel with no filter. 

For parents: Yallah! Israel is the formative travel experience for teens seeking a hands-on, educational, fun summer. Teens travel through Israel, following a chronological curriculum that brings our history to life. Our trips instill a deep connection to Israel and the Jewish people, develop a sense of pride in Jewish identity and heritage, and inspire a desire to live a meaningful and engaged Jewish life.  Even more, they help teens sharpen skills they will need for college and adulthood.

To learn more about Yallah! Israel, visit: yallahisrael.org or contact them at yallahisrael@urj.org or 212-452-6517.

We encourage you to add any additional information about your congregation and Yallah! Israel. This might include information about scholarship assistance from the congregation and information on who to contact in the congregation if you want to learn more about the program. It’s also great to add photos of your congregants in Israel.

This summer we look forward to welcoming hundreds of teens to Israel on our programs and to providing them with a wonderful summer adventure full of fun, friendship and personal discovery.

 

This summer in Jerusalem!