Applications for the July trip are open!
The dates for the AUJS Taglit–Birthright Israel program in July 2017 are 7th July 2017 to 16th July 2017. (Flights depart Australia on 6th July 2016 and land back in Australia on 18th July 2016).
The Taglit - Birthright Israel trip is a gift of ten days in Israel providing a first time, peer group, educational experience for Jewish young adults. This unique tour is designed to inspire participants and give them a stronger connection to the Jewish people, Jewish life and the State of Israel – all whilst having a great time. Together with other young Australians, you will be able to enjoy the educational, spiritual and touring activities.
Taglit - Birthright Israel is a partnership between the people of Israel through their government, local Jewish communities and leading philanthropists. The ZFA, with the support and the initiative of the United Israel Appeal, is proud to represent the Australian Jewish community as the local partner in this ambitious project.
Registrations for the 2017 July Birthright are now open until March 21st!
AUJS Birthright dates: 7-16 July 2017. (Flights depart Australia on 6 June 2017 and land back in Australia on 18 July 2016)
For more information, be sure to RSVP on the left side of the page and check out the AUJS International Programs page!
Previous Israel Experience
If you have been to Israel before but only with your family or on other personal business, you are still eligible.
You are not eligible if you have been to Israel for more than three months since the age of 12. You are also not eligible if you were in Israel as part of a touring group, educational program, study program or an organized extended residential program since you were 18 years of age or older.
There are a few programs such as volunteering for Magen David Adom, participating in the Maccabiah games and Federation missions that do not affect your eligibility.
If you were born in Israel or are an Israeli citizen you are only eligible if you left Israel before the age of 12. If you have served in the Israeli Army or volunteered on an Israel Army base after the age of 18, you are not eligible.
If you were born in Israel or have ever held Israeli citizenship or have held an Israeli passport you are not eligible unless you prove by official documentation that you left Israel before the age of 12. If you are accepted to the program you will need to obtain army exemption papers from your local Israeli consulate.
Jewish Studies Students
Students in exclusively Jewish Studies programs in any institute of higher learning, including Jewish teacher training programs, Jewish Studies Programs (not including Jewish Studies major or minor candidates at secular institutions), rabbinical programs, yeshivot/seminaries, Jewish communal service programs and the like are not eligible for the Taglit-Birthright Israel gift while they are still in the study program.For more information, please visit the Birthright website.
For more information, please contact the AUJS International Programs Office at (02) 9381 4292 or email@example.com.