Among the thousands of college students who flock to Israel each year for study or travel, many are looking for a reason to be Jewish. But it isn’t easy to tap into Israel’s vast world of Jewish learning. It isn’t easy for a student from New York or Philadelphia to look beyond the stones of the Western Wall and sense their history.
When you travel with CJP, you'll find adventure, explore your Jewish heritage and see the transformative impact of your support – in Israel and beyond. Our missions connect you with Jewish life worldwide through local residents, community leaders, and political personalities. We expose you to incredible food, art, culture, and natural beauty. And most importantly, our missions inspire your heart and mind to consider issues of Jewish history, survival, and community in new ways.
JDC events and trips offer a rare window into corners of the global Jewish community that often go unseen, and an opportunity to witness firsthand the life-changing impact JDC makes every day.
IMAGINE THE MOST INCREDIBLE SUMMER OF YOUR LIFE. Hike, climb, discover, and explore with new friends from across the continent. Return home with endless personal accomplishments, meaningful memories and stories you’ll never forget. Choose from five different trips, including a meaningful Poland journey, the classic Israel tour, a trip through the lens of gender identity, LGBTQ+, and allyship, and a trip through the lens of science and technology. Head to our site to learn more about our North American trips that bring teens from across the U.S. and Canada together. This summer, Yallah! Israel is offering four unique trips, including a meaningful Poland journey, the classic Israel tour, a trip with an eco and social justice lens, and a trip through the lens of science and technology.
Entwine Insider Trips provide unparalleled access to global communities and the work of JDC, the leading Jewish humanitarian organization. Experience cultural immersion and global exchange, complemented by dynamic conversations around the value of global Jewish responsibility. Whether dancing tango in Argentina, engaging with elderly community members in Georgia, sampling biryani rice and samosas in India or reveling in Dubai’s gravity-defying architecture, Insider Trips will show you the Jewish world as you’ve never seen before.
FIDF missions are unlike any other. You will journey through history, society, and culture, taking in the iconic highlights of each destination, while gaining a unique perspective from those who are willing to sacrifice their lives to protect those very landmarks. You will delve into an unforgettable educational experience, led by inspiring mission leaders, marked by spirited conversations, and shared with newfound friends. The friendships are forever, the experience is everlasting.