Safety + Security

YALLAH! Israel has operated outstanding summer and semester programs in Israel for over 60 years.

Throughout, Yallah! Israel has earned a well-deserved reputation for aspiring to provide the highest standard of health, safety and security in all its youth travel programs. Over six decades, we have always placed the welfare of young people entrusted to our care above all other considerations and are highly responsive to ever-changing needs and conditions.

*Please note, the physical and emotional health of the teens is our top priority. As such, we are already working with the Israel Ministry of Health and the URJ Summer Programs COVID-19 medical team to determine the policies and procedures we will be putting in place for our upcoming season. We will be updating you about our COVID-19 related policies and procedures as more information becomes available and as the summer gets closer.

YALLAH! Israel is cautious and conservative

  • Throughout their stays, Yallah! Israel groups reside in secure accommodations
  • Itineraries are reviewed daily – and changed as necessary – to ensure that planned routes and destinations provide the highest level of safety
  • Yallah! Israel’s full-time education and logistics professionals in Israel consult daily with the Security Department of the Jewish Agency for Israel who are in constant contact with the Israeli government, police, and military authorities

YALLAH! Israel groups only travel in the safest and most secure areas

  • Yallah! Israel groups are accompanied by an Israeli security guard as prescribed by the Jewish Agency’s security office and travel only in our own chartered buses – never on public transportation
  • With appropriate safety protocols in place, Yallah! Israel provides comprehensive touring and learning programs focused on ancient and modern Israel
  • Contingency plans will be implemented as necessary to move groups to safety and/or to bring them home as appropriate

YALLAH! Israel keeps parents

  • Parents can reach the senior supervisors in Israel and New York 24 hours a day for the duration of the program
  • Our website is available 24 hours a day for updates and news. It is our goal to provide as much information as possible, enabling families to make informed decisions about their teen’s participation.

YALLAH! Israel outlines all safety and security guidelines

  • Yallah! Israel participants and parents must sign the Yallah! Israel Code of Conduct, signifying their willingness to abide by all rules, regulations and safety guidelines throughout the program
  • Yallah! Israel staff members and participants receive a thorough orientation regarding expectations for appropriate behavior and safety and security procedures and protocols

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!


Incentive grants of up to $3250 available!