Safety & Security
Young Judaea and Taglit-Birthright Israel recognize that security is a chief concern for participants and their parents in the Taglit-Birthright Israel programs. As the oldest and largest provider of Israel programs in North America, Young Judaea shares this concern and monitors world developments closely. The information provided below describes our approach to security.
For over 60 years, Young Judaea has operated Israel programs for Jewish youth from North America and Great Britain. We strive to provide an enriching and exciting Israel experience while always being cognizant of the safety and well-being of our participants.
We take stringent precautions regarding security matters, including planning our itineraries in daily coordination with the “situation room” administered by the Israeli Ministry of Education, Military, and Police. They issue specific guidelines as to where it is safe to travel and the best travel routes to use. The participants will be advised of security rules and regulations at a security orientation upon arrival, which include that, both individually and as a group, participants are prohibited from visiting the West Bank and Gaza, and from traveling on public buses. Our programs are designed to adapt to changing security concerns as the situation requires and therefore itineraries are subject to change.
During the operation of the program, you may contact our staff in New York and Jerusalem 24 hours a day, seven days a week.