If your son or daughter has been talking your head off about this free trip to Israel, you might be feeling nervous or wondering what it’s all about. As a parent, it’s natural to feel apprehensive about your baby taking a journey across the ocean. But we’re here to put rest to those doubts and tell you why your child shouldn’t miss out on this opportunity.
3 Benefits of a Birthright Israel Trip
Explore a New Country
10-days is just enough time for your child to experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of Israel. Visiting the ancient excavations in Jerusalem, haggling at the shuk in Tel-Aviv, and rafting down the Jordan river are just a handful of the amazing activities on the itinerary. They’ll get to devour authentic Israeli cuisine like hummus, falafel, and shawarma, and dip their toes in the warm waters and pearly sands of the Mediterranean.
Experience Israeli Culture
Experiencing a new culture can broaden your child’s mind and push them out of their comfort zone. Having discussions with others from different backgrounds can help them explore new ways of thinking and erase some preconceived biases. For a portion of the trip, participants will be joined by a few Israeli soldiers of the same age, which is an incredible opportunity for a cultural exchange.
Learn About Jewish Identity
Aside from floating on the Dead Sea and hiking Masada, Birthright Israel participants are given the chance to explore and develop their unique Jewish identity. They’ll discover about the history of Israel as a home for the Jewish people while also learning about the values and community. Your child will also make new friends and explore others’ perspectives of Jewish faith and culture.
Before you start packing your kid’s suitcase, they have to fill out an online application form. Stuck on one of the questions? Just contact the Birthright Israel Help Center for assistance. Once the application is completed, you and your child can sit back and relax until you hear from one of our trip organizers.