About Young Judaea
Young Judaea is the oldest Zionist youth movement in the United States!
With over 100 years of experience in organizing young adult programming – including 61 years of running Israel programs for young adults -- Young Judaea is truly a pioneer in the field of creating educational and fun Jewish and Israel experiences. Young Judaea is the oldest Zionist youth movement in the United States. Over the course of our illustrious history, Young Judaea has instilled Jewish pride, a love of Israel and a commitment to Jewish values in over 50,000 youth and young adults from a wide array of backgrounds!
With a distinct focus on education, leadership and social action, Young Judaea is a great fit for anyone who wants to entrust their Taglit-Birthright Israel trip to an organization that has spent the past century enabling young adults to build a meaningful relationship with the People and land of Israel.
What makes a Young Judaea Taglit-Birthright Israel trip right for you? Here’s some food for thought!
Believe it or not, Young Judaea was established four decades before the State of Israel was established – and we have been running trips to Israel for young adults for almost all of the 64 years of Israel’s existence! As our slogan states: Young Judaea: We Do Israel! Take advantage of our unmatched experience and enjoy a trip that’s top notch!
Education is the Goal, Not Profits
As a non-profit organization our mandate is to ensure you get an experience that is exciting, eye-opening and educationally intriguing. Young Judaea strives to instill Jewish pride by giving you a taste of the real Israel and exposing participants to the Jewish values that have enriched humanity over the course of thousands of years. Your growing knowledge of Israel and appreciation of your Jewish identity are what inspires us and what we value most!
Everyone is Welcome
We cater to your needs, regardless of your religious, cultural or political affiliations. Our trips convey an inclusive and welcoming environment where everyone shares a sense of Jewish pride and a love for Israel.
Give Back, Even as You Receive
Each of our Israel programs offers an opportunity to take part in social action projects while you are in the trip! We believe that Judaism and the foundation of Israel are about a common goal and common focus and want to include you in facilitating that process.
There’s More Out There!
After spending 10 days on one of Young Judaea’s Taglit-Birthright Israel tours, you will definitely want to learn more and spend more time in Israel. We offer a number of amazing opportunities for involvement – both on campus and in the community as well as numerous options to return to Israel on other Young Judaea programs such as Year Course, Amirim and WUJS.
Are you ready for the journey of a lifetime? Join YJ!