Israel and Overseas Experiences

 

Once you’ve visited Israel, the experience will stay with you forever. Our Israel and Overseas Affairs Department (IOAD) fosters the deep connection we feel to Israel and Jews around the world through local celebrations, education and advocacy. We also provide information about volunteer opportunities, internships and programs that offer unique ways to experience in Israel, and financial aid that can help make it possible.

If you are thinking of spending time in Israel or elsewhere in the Jewish world, these programs are worth exploring.

Birthright Israel
A thrilling way to visit Israel. If you are a Jewish Canadian between the ages of 18–32 you can visit Israel for free! Each year the Federation Annual Campaign helps send teenagers and young adults on life-changing Birthright experiences in Israel. More... 

March of the Living
Join thousands of young Jews from around the world for a profound shared experience as you spend Yom Hashoah in Poland and Yom Hazikaron/Yom Ha’atzmaut in Israel. “I thought it was an important trip for me to go on as a Jewish teen… one day soon there will be no survivors around and someone needs to be able to tell their stories.” – March of the Living participant. More...

MASA: Israel Journey
Want to study, volunteer or develop your career in Israel? Masa Israel Journey can help find the program that suits the way you want to see the country. It can also provide grants and scholarships to help make the experience possible. Find the program that’s right for you. Email Dafna Silberstein at Jewish Federation if you want to learn more.