Birthright Israel

Registration is open:


This Winter: December 26-January 6

What is Birthright Israel? 

It is a FREE 10 day trip to for Jewish young adults ages 18-26 that connects them with the history and culture of Israel, while they explore their Jewish identity.

Your birthright gift includes round-trip airfare, land accommodations at quality guest houses and hotels, and most meals. Participants will be responsible for travel to and from New York regional Airports, some meals, as well as gratuities for drivers and guides. A $250 deposit, fully refundable upon completion of the trip, is required.


  • Explore the home of the 3 Abrahamic religions
  • Hike through the Golan region
  • Scale the heights of Masada
  • Float in the water of the lowest place on Earth - the Dead Sea
  • Check out Israel's "City that never sleeps" - Tel Aviv
  • Befriend and travel with IDF soldiers and Israeli peers 
  • Experience the richness of Israeli cuisine
  • Meet Jewish and Israeli leaders
  • Learn about Israel and your Jewish identity



Students say: 

"Going on Birthright with UVM is like going on a vacation with friends but coming back with a family " - Carter Shapiro 

"I was hesitant to go on the trip through UVM at first, but I am super glad that I did! We had a diverse, interesting, and adventurous group, plus I was able to sustain my new friendships throughout the school year!" - Brian Colombini 

"Going to Israel changed my outlook on the world and frankly changed my life. I met some of the most interesting and diverse people on it. People who are looking to broaden their worldview, experience a vastly different culture and just have fun will one hundred percent want to sign up for Birthright with UVM. It is one of the most rewarding experiences, and hey it's free!" - Aaron Goren 

"Going on Birthright with UVM allowed me to travel halfway across the world for free and have an unbelievable experience with an amazing group of people that I was lucky enough to get to go back to campus with" -Kyle Freundlich

When are we going?

UVM's Winter trip dates are 

December 26th - January 6th 


How do I sign up?

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Please contact Sarah, with any questions