Summer 2014 Trip Options!

 

Amazing Israel Explore

(formally known as Pioneers and Heroes)

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The Amazing Israel Explore Program is ‘the’ classic Taglit-Birthright Israel program. This is the program that Amazing Israel is famous for and has made us one of the leading providers for Taglit-Birthright Israel trips. If you are looking for the classic, first time experience in Israel – this is it! You’ve found the program and organizer that is whole-heartedly committed to providing you with superior service towards making this the trip of a lifetime for you! You will get up close and personal with the classic tourist sites and some hidden gems including the Old City and Western Wall in Jerusalem, Independence Hall in Tel Aviv, cave crawling in the south, the Sea of Galilee and Golan Heights, the ancient ruins of Masada, A night outdoors star gazing, floating in the Dead Sea, hiking in the Negev Desert, laying out on the Mediterranean beaches and experiencing Israeli music and nightlife. There is no better way to experience Taglit-Birthright Israel, while making lifelong friendships

Appropriate for: All Jewish Backgrounds

Ages: We will be running buses for 18-22, 22-24 and 24-26

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Amazing Israel Extreme  

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If you are looking for the classic program in Israel with a side order of serious adrenaline –then this Amazing Israel program is for you. In addition to the must-see historical sites your group will take on various adventure activities that could include biking, hiking, rappelling, spelunking and camping – all with the backdrop of Israel’s vast nature reserves – from the mountainous Golan Heights in the north to the southern Negev desert. You will return home feeling the burn of an extreme adventure in the Holy Land! There is no better way to experience Taglit-Birthright Israel than through an Extreme Adventure with 40 new friends !

Appropriate for: All Jewish Backgrounds

Ages: We will be running buses for 18-22 and 22-26

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Amazing Israel – The Urban Experience 

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Are you looking for a Taglit-Birthright Israel trip that is special and off the beaten track?  An experience that focuses on everything that is ‘Amazing’ about urban city life in a foreign country? Through Amazing Israel’s newest program the ‘Urban Experience’, you will spend more time than any other program exploring the cities and urban environments of Israel. In addition to the must-see historical sites of Israel – explore the major cities through street tours, culinary visits, markets and graffiti tours. Experience Israel from the inside by visiting and living amongst the vibrant urban culture and see how each city boasts a different culture, atmosphere and vibe.  There is no better way to experience Taglit-Birthright Israel while making lifelong friendships.

*This trip focuses more on the major cities of Israel and less on hiking and the outdoors 

Appropriate for: All Jewish Backgrounds

Ages: We will be running buses for 18-22 and 22-26

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 No Limits Explore   

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The No Limits- Explore program will provide our participants with a better understanding of Israel through the people, culture and history and we will have the chance to touch, feel, taste, hear and connect to the land of Israel.  The group will gain a better understanding of the diversity in Israel, both the geographical landscape and the populations that live in these areas.  By encouraging and empowering our participants to challenge themselves physically and mentally, we strive to create motivated, energetic and active relationships with each individual at each site. As participants sign up and are interviewed for this unique program we will aim to meet and accommodate (where possible) each person’s specialized individual needs. The program will include all the ‘Birthright highlights’ but will be less intense. The program will include a smaller number of short hikes as well as special food accommodations. The program will also include staff that can specialize in providing the level of attention and care that our No Limits Explore group requires.

Appropriate for: All Jewish Backgrounds

Ages: 18-26

 

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No Limits in Motion (This trip is for participants that use wheelchairs) 

Screen Shot 2014-01-12 at 10.37.24 AM Amazing Israel & Canada Israel Experience is happy to announce the return of our highly acclaimed No Limits: In Motion trip 2014!   This unique Taglit-Birthright Israel program is designed specifically for people who use wheelchairs. Go rappelling in the North of Israel, visit a winery in the Golan heights, experience Shabbat In Jerusalem, go sailing in Tel Aviv, see the magic of the desert in the South of the country – all while participating on our fully accessible Taglit-Birthright Israel trip!

Appropriate for: All Jewish Backgrounds

Ages: 18-26

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Continuity Canvas

Are you passionate about Art, Painting and Social action? 

If so, The Amazing Israel Continuity Canvas Trip is for you this summer !

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 This trip includes all of the classic highlights of the renowned Amazing Israel program with the added value of  doing things with your artistic creativity and friends. Your bus will travel with a huge ‘mega’ canvas and logistics team . You will be painting your way through Israel vising a bunch of really unique people and communities along the way. This bus will mix creativity, painting and art together with social action and meaningful Israeli encounters. This bus will worth together with Israeli youth and various artists ‘in residence’.

 The program will include other artistic engagement, for example a tour of Shenkar College of Engineering and Design – meeting with a leading lecturer or taking part in a workshop and tour of the exhibitions. Learning about Tel Aviv Street and graffiti art as an expression of modern cultural and political thought. The program will also visit current exhibitions and meet with artists to hear about their works and visions.

 This trip is not for everybody:

We are looking for creative individuals who love the idea of building and working on a canvas for 10 days with youth from around the country. Our participants will be involved in both modern art and social action projects in these fringe communities in Israel.  We are targeting motivated, fresh and inspiring applicants. This program will have 10 Israelis joining for the full 10 days.

Appropriate for: All Jewish Backgrounds

Ages: 18-26

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Amazing Israel JCC Programs

Are you a JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest Alum?

If so; Amazing Israel together with the JCCs of America will be running the first ever JCC Maccabi Birthright Bus this summer!

Screen Shot 2014-01-30 at 5.23.23 PMIf you are looking for the classic program in Israel with a side order of Sports or Arts together with fellow participants who are JCC Maccabi Alumni – this Amazing Israel program is for you. In addition to the must-see historical sites your group will take on one of two routes: Either various sports and adventure activities that could include biking, hiking, rappelling, spelunking and camping, OR see the amazing culture that Israel has to offer through Arts, dance and music. All of this will take place in the backdrop of Israel’s vast nature reserves and beauties. You will return home with a stronger understanding of Israel, after experiencing it through your lens! There is no better way to experience Taglit-Birthright Israel than with other people who have the same interest all the while making lifelong friendships

Appropriate for: All Jewish Backgrounds

Ages: 18-26

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Calling all JCC and Community Professionals….!

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Have you been searching for a different type of trip?

This is a once in a lifetime trip specifically designed for you as a JCC and Community Professional.

For the first time ever, young JCC and Community professionals up to and including those that are 29 years old are able to experience Birthright together this summer.

Join this unique educational journey, specifically designed for JCC and community professionals.

While exploring Israel you will experience the beauty, learn about the rich culture & history and have some time to cool off at the beach. Enjoy the many adventures the land has to offer, and all the while you will be creating a network of young Jewish professionals from North America and Israel and advancing your leadership skills. What makes this trip so special is that you get the classic Taglit-Birthright Israel experience AND you also have the opportunity to fine tune your professional skills for your JCC and community.

With thoughtful preparation and special attention to follow-up, this journey will be a powerful cornerstone in building stronger JCC’s and Communities across North America.

Appropriate for: All Jewish Backgrounds

Ages: 22-29

Applicants older than 26 must request an age exception upon registration. Please email Amazing Israel at [email protected] and indicate that you are signing up for the Amazing Israel – JCC and Community Professionals Trip.

 

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Amazing Israel Lacrosse

Do you love Lacrosse?

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This bus is specifically geared to experience all Israel has to offer through the lessons learned in lacrosse and while promoting grassroots development of lacrosse throughout Israel. This trip option will use lacrosse as a platform to educate, engage and energize various Israeli communities while gaining a better understanding of what Israel and the region have to offer in sport.  The Lacrosse program will include all the classic Taglit-Birthright Israel components and will also allow our participants to develop their lacrosse skills through joint sport projects and encounters with the Israel Lacrosse Association . There will be interactions and scrimmages with Israeli lacrosse teams, which include former NCAA men’s and women’s lacrosse players who made Aliyah. Participants will also help introduce lacrosse to children in development towns and disadvantaged neighborhoods.

Israel Lacrosse is committed to developing the sport of lacrosse in Israel, and to generally support, encourage, and promote the sport of lacrosse by maximizing resources, dedication and leadership.

Appropriate for: All Jewish Backgrounds

Ages: 18-26

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Community Programs

Are you from the Greater Philadelphia Area? Then this trip is for you !

Amazing Israel will be once again running the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia (JFGP) Bus this summer.

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Similar to our classic Amazing Israel program, together with friends, both new and old, from your home community! You will get up close and personal with the classic tourist sites and some hidden gems including the Old City and Western Wall in Jerusalem, Independence Hall in Tel Aviv, cave crawling in the south, the Sea of Galilee and Golan Heights, the ancient ruins of Masada, A night outdoors star gazing, floating in the Dead Sea, hiking in the Negev Desert, laying out on the Mediterranean beaches and experiencing Israeli music and nightlife. There is no better way to experience Taglit-Birthright Israel, while making lifelong friendships.

Appropriate for: All Jewish Backgrounds

Ages: 18-26

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Are you from the Colorado Area? Then this trip is for you !

Amazing Israel will be once again be running the Jewish Colorado (CO) Bus this summer.

 

Screen Shot 2014-03-02 at 11.28.52 AMSimilar to our classic Amazing Israel program, together with friends, both new and old, from your home community! You will get up close and personal with the classic tourist sites and some hidden gems including the Old City and Western Wall in Jerusalem, Independence Hall in Tel Aviv, cave crawling in the south, the Sea of Galilee and Golan Heights, the ancient ruins of Masada, A night outdoors star gazing, floating in the Dead Sea, hiking in the Negev Desert, laying out on the Mediterranean beaches and experiencing Israeli music and nightlife. There is no better way to experience Taglit-Birthright Israel, while making lifelong friendships.

Appropriate for: All Jewish Backgrounds

Ages: 18-26

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Are you from the Palm Beach/ South Palm Beach Area? Then this trip is for you !

If so Amazing Israel will be running a Jewish Federation of Palm Beach Bus this summer.

Screen Shot 2014-02-16 at 12.14.34 PMSimilar to our classic Amazing Israel program, together with friends, both new and old, from your home community! You will get up close and personal with the classic tourist sites and some hidden gems including the Old City and Western Wall in Jerusalem, Independence Hall in Tel Aviv, cave crawling in the south, the Sea of Galilee and Golan Heights, the ancient ruins of Masada, A night outdoors star gazing, floating in the Dead Sea, hiking in the Negev Desert, laying out on the Mediterranean beaches and experiencing Israeli music and nightlife. There is no better way to experience Taglit-Birthright Israel, while making lifelong friendships.

Appropriate for: All Jewish Backgrounds

Ages: 22-26

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Are you from the Dallas? Then this trip is for you !

Amazing Israel will be once again running the Jewish Federation of Dallas Bus this summer.

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Similar to our classic Amazing Israel program, together with friends, both new and old, from your home community! You will get up close and personal with the classic tourist sites and some hidden gems including the Old City and Western Wall in Jerusalem, Independence Hall in Tel Aviv, cave crawling in the south, the Sea of Galilee and Golan Heights, the ancient ruins of Masada, A night outdoors star gazing, floating in the Dead Sea, hiking in the Negev Desert, laying out on the Mediterranean beaches and experiencing Israeli music and nightlife. There is no better way to experience Taglit-Birthright Israel, while making lifelong friendships.

Appropriate for: All Jewish Backgrounds

Ages: 18-26