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Everyone agrees- these trips are always fun, spiritual and leave you wanting more!

Check out our sample list to get an idea.

Every day starts with great lectures, followed by lunch.
Daily trips and activities might include:

  • Kotel
  • Dead Sea
  • Hike in the desert
  • Tzfat
  • Kivrei Tzaddikim
  • Deaf Museum
  • Yad Vashem
  • Kayaking (summer)
  • Eilat (winter)
  • Bedouin Tents
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That depends. First off, you are aged between 18-30. Secondly, you can join us even if you’ve been on Birthright.

  • For our Classic trip, you cannot join if you’ve been on Aish Fellowships (or a similar program).
  • For our Breakout trip, you are can join even if you’ve done a GoSephardic Classic or Aish Fellowships trip!
  • For our local event, you should join and also bring all your friends!
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It depends! If there are flights available for the date you would like, then sure!

There is a $50 charge AND if the new ticket costs more than the one GoSephardic booked, you must pay the difference. ALSO, you must let us know all the details once you are accepted.

For example: you want to change your ticket from July 14th to August 1st, but since it is the high season, there is a price difference of $200. Therefore, you pay $50 for the change and $200 for the ticket difference = $250.

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Don’t call us, we’ll call you 😉 After a few weeks, we will review the applications and get back those who will be getting an interview.

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Don’t worry. There are Rabbis on the trips, but no one will pressure you to do anything.

Also, the participants are usually traditional Sephardim. Anyone can feel comfortable on this trip!

Swimming actives are separate.

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Easy!

  • Click on Donations at the top of the page
  • Enter the amount you are paying
  • Choose TRIP when asked what’s the purpose
  • Click “One-Time Donation” (unless you want to pay more!)
  • Click
[/toggle] [toggle title=”What should we bring?” type=”1″  bgfill=”1″] You get one suitcase and one carry-on.

  • Clothes for:
    • Everyday
    • Shabbat
    • Hiking
    • Swimming
  • Shoes for:
    • Everyday
    • Hiking
    • Water (Crocs- or buy them in Israel for $5)
    • Dressy shoes
  • Light backpack (very important for boys trip)
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Gifts for your Israeli family
  • No need to bring sheets
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We can help organize a laundry pick-up service every week. The cost is around $30 per bag.

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Money exchangers are pretty much everywhere downtown. They all offer competitive rates. However expect to pay more at the airport and hotels.

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By bus! With an Israeli driver…ehhh. A special welcome committee will be waiting you at the airport in Israel.
If you behave, you may even get Beezlee for you to snack on!

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We recommend you use a SIM-card/cell phone rental. Once you are accepted, we will send in that info. You can use your unlocked phone or get one there. Calls to the other participants might be free!

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The question is, where won’t you get Wi-Fi!

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The power in Israel is higher than in America (really!)

CAN/US: 110 volts
ISR: 220 volts

Check the power setting on your devices to see if you can bring them or not. If not, you could buy a power converter. Note: Things like phone/computer chargers usually work in both countries, and you’ll just need to get a plug converter for $1.

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Yes, but only on our Classic trip and only for the duration of the trip. With the help of Hashem, you won’t need it.
Stay safe: a bottle of water a day keeps the Israeli doctor away (find shidduchim in different ways please).

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Food. You get two to three meals included every day.

It won’t be as good as your mom’s cooking, so don’t even get started![/toggle] [toggle title=”Where do we sleep?” type=”1″  bgfill=”1″]

We stay in clean accommodations across Israel, but we are generally based in Jerusalem. You’ll love it.

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Keep your passport and money with you at all times, but all other valuables should be left in hotel safes.

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