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Birthright Israel

Are you interested in a FREE TRIP TO ISRAEL with Rollins Hillel? A chance to explore your Jewish heritage and an incredible land with your friends? Register for the Rollins Hillel Birthright Trip!

The Ultimate Adventure.
On Birthright Israel with Hillel International and Rollins College, you spend all 10 days exploring Israel through unbelievable hikes and touring incredible cities and major sites, spending the night under the stars in the Negev, and developing an amazing bond with a great group of college students and Israelis. You will be a part of the adventure of a lifetime that you will never forget.

What is Birthright?
Birthright Israel is an amazing once in a lifetime experience for Jewish students, of all backgrounds and denominations- from “just Jewish” to religious observant, to learn about themselves, the land of Israel, and their cultural heritage. The Rollins Birthright trip provides a variety of meaningful Jewish experiences for students from all Jewish backgrounds to explore their identity. We focus on follow-through after the trip with all Rollins-based participants, empowering them to continue exploring their relationship to Israel and Judaism both on campus and in their communities.

How do I know if I am eligible?
Students are eligible who are Jewish (One grandparent must be Jewish), between the ages of 18-26, who have not been to Israel on a peer-group program since the age of 18 or have not participated on a program that is longer than seven days after turning 18. Those who participated on peer educational trips prior to turning 18 years of age are now welcomed to apply. If you have any questions about eligibility, please reach out to Hillel International.

What if I have friends/family that want to join me?
Great! Spread the love! Tell your friends/family to sign up with Hillel International and to look for the Central Florida trip. Hillel International is great at accommodating friend/family requests and make it easy for you to travel with your loved ones!

More About The Gift
Birthright Israel is an innovative partnership between Jewish communities around the world and the people of Israel. It is made possible with the support of the Government of Israel, private philanthropists and thousands of donors worldwide. Birthright Israel gives Jewish young adults ages 18 to 26 the gift of a trip to Israel. Philanthropists, Jewish communities worldwide, and the government of Israel have partnered to launch Birthright Israel – whose goal is to provide a free first peer-group trip to Israel as a birthright for every Jew. Thanks to Birthright Israel, thousands of Jewish college students and young adults are offered the opportunity for a free peer-group trip to Israel. Birthright Israel is an innovative partnership between the people of Israel through the Government of Israel, private philanthropists through the Birthright Israel Foundation and Jewish communities around the world (North American Jewish Federations through the United Jewish Communities (UJC); the Jewish Agency for Israel; and Keren Hayesod).

Birthright Israel, Hillel International, and Rollins Hillel are not affiliated with a political party or religious movement.
For more information about these organizations, visit the Hillel International or Birthright Israel websites.

Study Abroad

Rollins College offers students the opportunity to study abroad in Israel through the Tel Aviv University (TAU) program. Rollins students can directly enroll into one of Israel’s top universities where they will study alongside other students from around the world. For more information, visit the Office of International Programs.

The Jewish Studies Program

Rollin’s Jewish Studies Program is an interdisciplinary holistic approach to the religion and culture that is Judaism. The program combines courses from multiple disciplines in the College of Liberal Arts and covers Judaism over the course of different timelines and geography. For more information please visit the Jewish Studies Program Site.