Australasian Union of Jewish Students

Taglit-Birthright Israel: AUJS - December 2018

Taglit-Birthright Israel: AUJS - December 2018

Applications for December 2018 will open later in the year. To register your interest in the AUJS Birthright December 2018 Trip, head here!

The AUJS Taglit-Birthright Israel trip is a gift of ten days in Israel providing a first time, peer group, educational experience for  Australasian Jewish students and young adults aged 20-23. This unique tour will inspire, and give you a stronger connection to the Jewish people, Jewish life and the State of Israel – all whilst having a great time relaxing on the beach, camel riding and exploring historical sites!

Dates: December 9 - 19 2018

Ages: The December 2018 trip is for applicants aged 20 - 23 y/o. 

 

Eligibility

JEWISH HERITAGE
Eligible individuals are those who identify as Jewish and are recognized as such by their local community or by one of the recognized denominations of Judaism. Applicants must also have at least one Jewish birth parent, or have completed Jewish conversion through a recognized Jewish denomination.
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 at 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 Director, Romi Rutovitz at (02) 9381 4292 or ip@aujs.com.au.