Birthright Israel

Check out the video below on Vancouverite, Romy Sank's Birthright Israel trip in 2012.


What is Birthright Israel?


Birthright Israel offers the gift of a free, educational, seven-to-ten day peer-group trip to Israel for young Jewish adults between the ages of 18 and 32. The trip allows participants to meet new friends and make connections to Israel, its people, and the Jewish community. A bus group is formed of 40 participants from Canada, eight Israeli peers, two staff members and a Tour Educator.


For more information about Birthright Israel please contact Dafna Silberstein at 604.257.5100 or by email and visit the website here.


Are Birthright trips really free?


Birthright Israel is free for participants thanks to a unique partnership between the people of Israel through their government, local Jewish communities (United Jewish Communities, Keren Hayesod, and the Jewish Agency for Israel), and leading Jewish philanthropists. Through the Annual Campaign, Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver plays an important role in making experiences like Birthright Israel possible for the next generation of Jewish leaders.


How do I register?


Trips take place at various times throughout the year and registration happens quickly. The summer trips take place between May and August, while the winter trips take place in December and January. You can pre-register to start your winter and/or summer application and get a head start before full registration. If you already have an account, make sure to log back in and update your preferred travel season. For more information, click here.


When registration is not open, you can sign up to receive priority status when registering later on. The sign-up form is short and sets you up to receive a reminder when registration for the season opens. To sign up for upcoming summer or winter trips, please click here.


I'm Back, Now What? BC Birthright Alumni Community


Birthright Israel is a life-changing experience, affecting each individual in a unique and very personal way. Returning to Canada doesn’t mean that this amazing experience has to end. So now what? Do you have an idea for a program you would like to see in our community? Want to get involved but not sure where to start?


There are many ways for you to deepen your connection with Israel through our local community, including exciting alumni events and programs. Start by liking our Axis Vancouver Facebook page. For more information about alumni events and programs in Vancouver, as well as other events for young adults, please email