Who could pass up an extraordinary 10 days traveling through the Jewish homeland-- floating in the dead sea, shopping in the shuk, riding camels in the Negev and spending Shabbat in Jerusalem?
“On last year’s KU Hillel’s Birthright Trip I had a Bat Mitzvah ceremony in Jerusalem with the help of Rabbi Schuster-- it was truly transformational. It was so special to share such a meaningful experience with close friends and my KU Hillel family,” says junior Jordyn Previn.
KU Hillel takes 40 students on Birthright Israel each Winter Break. This year’s trip will depart from New York on January 2nd, 2017. Registration opens on September 12th and KU Hillel will host a registration party on September 14th for interested students.
“I am so happy I decided to go on the KU Hillel organized trip because I was able to travel with many of my good friends and I also was able to connect with many Jewish students at KU that I did not know prior to the trip,” Previn adds.
This year, KU Hillel’s Engagement Associate Tori Luecking will staff the trip with Senior Jewish Educator and Rabbi, Neal Schuster. This will be Schuster’s 8th year staffing KU’s Birthright Israel trip. Birthright Israel is an amazing opportunity for students, who have never been on an organized trip to Israel after the age of 18, to experience all that Israel has to offer. To register for birthright, go to www.freeisraeltrip.org/go