We believe in the importance of Israel as one of the many core elements of Jewish life.
Hillel UW recognizes that our students represent a wide range of feelings about and relationships with Israel. Hillel UW provides our students with a pluralistic community and our staff is fully committed to Israel programming and Israel dialogue that is safe, civil, complex, and supportive. Through a wide range of educational, advocacy and travel opportunities, our students develop their own relationship with Israel.
Hundreds of our students have visited Israel on many trips over the years. To learn more about these trips or if you’re interested in going to Israel, please contact our Undergrad Director or fill out this interest form.
Upcoming Trips to Israel:
Birthright Israel Trip 2024: Dates to come!
Perspectives Trip 2024: Dates to come! Complete the Perspectives 2024 Interest Form here to receive notification when applications formally open.
Other Opportunities in Israel:
Onward Israel offers exciting resume building opportunities – internships, academic study and fellowships – providing a global, cross-cultural experience in Israel and direct contact with Israeli peers. More info can be found here.
Shalom Hartman Institute Wellspring Programming
The Shalom Hartman Institute offers a growing suite of educational initiatives for young Jews between the ages of 15–25 as well as the professionals, educators, and institutions that serve them on college campuses, days schools, summer camps, congregational schools, and youth groups. Learn more here.
Rashkov Scholarship to study at the Rothberg International School at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem
UW students who study abroad in the Undergraduate Study Abroad program at the Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (RIS) are eligible to receive a $3,000 scholarship from RIS. Please notify Hillel UW for the scholarship to be applied to their RIS tuition. Additional financial aid is available here.
If you are interested in or have questions about Israel programming, please contact our Israel Fellow, Amit Fridman.