Taglit is a unique programme, enabling young Jewish people (between the ages of 18-26) to explore Israel, combining educational programmes, fun, travel and cultural encounters alongside dwelling into the depth of Jewish history and
current Israeli status.
The program is sponsored by the Israeli Government, Jewish global communities (via the Jewish Federations of Northern America, the Jewish Agency for Israel and Keren Ha’yesod) as well as individual contributions of people around the
Various programmes have encouraged youngsters to visit Israel (and still are); however, the uniqueness of Taglit, that started in year 2000, is the concept of “Birthright Israel” – in order to bridge rationality and emotion between Jewish
youth in global countries with the past, present and future of the state of Israel.
The programme takes youngsters to various sites in Israel, such as Massada, the Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, Safed, Rosh-Pinna, Eilat, Haifa and more, in order to learn, see, taste, hear, feel and get connected to their Jewish roots.
Current Political, Demographical and Socio-Economical facets are also being discussed with the young visitors.
The programme planners hope to thus strengthen solidarity between Israeli youth and Jewish communities, WW, and create a future bonding that will achieve a win-win situation for both parties.
As of year 2012, some 300,000 youngsters have joined Israel via this programme.
If you wish to learn more please visit the Taglit/Birthright official website.