You can SIGN UP NOW to pre-register for winter 2017/18 trips and be notified when registration opens on Sept. 5, 2017 to complete your application.
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DECEMBER 2017 – Sign up now!
- Dec. 24, 2017 – Jan. 4, 2018 – Original Experience (Ages 18-22)
- Dec. 24, 2017 – Jan. 2, 2018 – 7 Day Express Experience (Ages 21-26)
- Dec. 26, 2017 – Jan. 7, 2018 – Original Experience (Ages 23-26)
- Dec. 27, 2017 – Jan. 7, 2018 – Original Experience (Ages 18-22)
- Dec. 31, 2017 – Jan. 9, 2018 – 7 Day Express Experience (Ages 21-26)
JANUARY 2018 – Sign up now!
- Jan. 2 – 14, 2018 – Original Experience (Ages 23-26)
- Jan. 3 – 14, 2018 – Original Experience (Ages 23-26)
- Jan. 28 – Feb. 7, 2018 – Friends with Special Needs
*All dates subject to change.
* While we welcome participants from anywhere in Canada, all winter 2017/18 trips will depart from Toronto YYZ. Participants outside of Toronto are eligible to receive a partial travel reimbursement from their hometown provided the criteria outlined in this document are met. The reimbursement is not based on the amount paid to travel to/from Toronto but is a set amount based on the city/region of origin per the information in the linked document.
Our original experience trip has a little something for everyone to fall in love with! You’ll learn about the country’s modern and diverse culture while visiting classic sites such as the Old City and Western Wall in Jerusalem. Your days will be filled with adventures like Hiking Masada, riding camels in the desert, floating in the Dead Sea, soaking up the sun on the Tel Aviv beach, rafting down the Jordan River, and experiencing Israeli nightlife. Young Israeli peers will also join your group for a few days to share their perspectives on life in Israel. You get to be a part of a Canada Israel Experience adventure of a lifetime!Please note: dates are subject to change at anytime. You are able to register for one month and one trip option only.
Multiple departures throughout May, June, July, August, December, and January
Join us as we celebrate Israel’s diversity during Tel Aviv’s legendary Pride Parade, the largest event of it’s kind in the Middle East. Experience Israel with other young adults from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer (LGBTQ) community in Canada and travel with LGBTQ identified Israeli peers. You will explore the classic sites and attractions such as floating in the Dead Sea, hiking Masada, and visiting the Western Wall. You will learn about the issues facing the LGBTQ community and take in the liveliness of Tel Aviv and its thriving LGBTQ population.
Welcoming all 21-26 year old LGBTQ applicants and their friends!
This trip is for young adults, who are 21-26. If you do not fit this age range, but you are eligible and interested in participating in this trip, please reach out to our registration director Ayelet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Offered in SUMMER ONLY. For a sample itinerary of our LGBTQ trip, CLICK HERE.
Struggling to find 10 days to experience the adventure of a lifetime? We have the perfect experience lined up for you on this brand-new, jam–packed journey that brings you the magic of Birthright Israel in just seven days! You’ll still get the same amazing Birthright Israel experience with all the highlights like Floating in the the Dead Sea, riding camels, hiking up Masada, visiting the Western Wall, kayaking down the Jordan River, and soaking up the sun on the Tel Aviv beach! Don’t let time constraints get in the way of your gift of a free trip across the world! Go to Israel in a timeframe that works for you and be able to extend your return ticket up to 90 days after your trip!
Please contact CIEC@ujafed.org or 416-398-6931 X 5348 for more information!
For a sample itinerary of our 7 Day trip, CLICK HERE.
Calling all outdoor lovers! Interested in discovering Israel by hiking it, climbing it and crawling through it? Don’t mind getting your hands dirty? Then this is the trip for you! The Extreme Outdoor Adventure program will take the core components of the CIE original program and add an extreme twist. On top of touring the mystical city of Tzfat, spending Shabbat in Jerusalem and meeting some incredible Israeli soldiers, you will hike through the river valleys of the Western Galilee, climb the volcanic rock of the Golan Heights, explore ancient tunnels in the Judean Hills and orienteer through the Negev desert after spending a night under the stars. This trip is all about getting off the bus, out of the city and discovering the land by feeling it under your feet. This is a very physically demanding trip. Applicants will be subject to further questioning upon application.
Offered in SUMMER ONLY. For a sample itinerary of Extreme Adventure trip, CLICK HERE.
Every now and then we need to step out of our daily lives and get back in touch with ourselves. Whether that’s to de-stress and re-energize or kick-start a change of lifestyle. This trip welcomes all Canadians who have a passion for health and wellness via lifestyle trends, recreations, diet, and spiritual search. This program will expose participants to the leading wellness trends in Israel while tying it in with healthy living and Jewish tradition. You will experience the broad range of Israeli culture and will engage in unique activities such as Yoga in the mountains, daily meditation, and enjoy organic culinary exposure. We promise you will come back to Canada re-charged…from mind, body, to soul.
Canada Israel Experience invites Jewish young adults with special needs/developmental challenges and their accompanying guide to a memorable 10-day Birthright Israel winter experience. This customized program will incorporate as many of the Birthright Israel core elements as are suitable for the group. Canada Israel Experience welcomes accompanying shadows of all faiths who may be family members (not including parents). Trip Dates: Jan. 28 – Feb. 7, 2018
Please click HERE to watch our video of our previous special needs trip in 2016.
For more information on this trip and FAQ, please CLICK HERE or contact:
Ayelet Bercovich | Director of Registration
416-398-6931 Ext. 5344 | email@example.com
Birthright Israel and Canada Israel Experience gratefully acknowledge the support of the Azrieli Foundation for generously funding the Friends with Special Needs trip.