URJ Youth Israel Programs lead banner

Israel programs for youth
Israel Programs

Since 1958, thousands of high school students, college students, and grads have travelled to Israel on URJ Israel programs. From NFTY in Israel Teen Tours, to Taglit-Birthright Israel, to our URJ Heller High (formerly NFTY-EIE) Academic High School Semester in Israel, our programs have transformed the lives of over 30,000 young people by turning a spark of interest into a journey of exciting challenges, wonderful new friends, and a lifelong involvement with Judaism.


NFTY in Israel

Hike, climb, discover, and explore with new friends from across the continent. Return home with endless personal accomplishments, meaningful memories, and stories you’ll never forget. Learn more.


URJ Heller High (formerly NFTY-EIE) in Israel

This accredited semester or summer-long program for Reform Jewish high school students in grades 10 to 12 offers an unparalleled opportunity to be immersed in the richness of the land, culture, people and history of Israel, all while earning high school and college credit. Learn more.


Taglit-Birthright Israel

URJ Kesher is an official provider of ten-day Taglit-Birthright Israel trips. This program is 100% free and is open to anyone who is Jewish, age 18-26, and who has never been to Israel on a peer program. Learn more.


ARZA World Tours 

Travel to Israel on a family tour, a private tour, or a bar-bat mitzvah tour. ARZA World Tours offers nine-, eleven-, or thirteen-day Israel tours which depart year round. Come experience this transformational and spiritually uplifting adventure. Learn more.