We believe in the importance of Israel as one of the many core elements of Jewish life, and value our obligation to provide a wide range of programmatic, educational, advocacy and travel opportunities to allow our constituents many diverse ways to learn about and engage with Israel. Hundreds of our students have visited Israel on Birthright trips over the years, and we are proud of the fact that these trips allow our constituents to explore what Israel means to them.
Hillel UW recognizes that our students represent a wide range of feelings about and relationships with Israel, and we do our best to make our building, our calendar, and our programmatic lineup represent this rich diversity within our community. We strive to provide our constituents many chances to “explore and build an enduring relationship with Israel,” in the words of Hillel International’s Guidelines for Campus Israel Activities. To do so, we work hard to make Hillel a place that offers meaningful conversation, learning resources and spiritual context within which to explore Israel and what it means to all of us. We are proud of the pluralistic community here at Hillel UW, and our staff is fully committed to Israel programming and Israel dialogue that will always remain safe, civil and supportive.
We hope that you will come to learn more about Israel and join our wonderfully diverse and supportive community at Hillel, so that we can continue our enriching explorations together!
Hillel UW is excited to offer FREE trips to Israel through Birthright Israel.
Next trip: June 11 – 22, 2017
Registration closes March 10!
These trips are guaranteed to be an amazing experience…you’ll get to explore Jerusalem, float in the Dead Sea, hike up the desert fortress of Masada, enjoy a meal under a traditional Bedouin tent, and more. Plus, you will be travelling with 40 other young adults from Seattle, so it is a great way to meet others!
Click here to start your application today and begin your journey towards this amazing opportunity.