Onward Israel

The heart of our program is a resume-building work experience based on your skills, interests and future plans. You will also have the chance to connect with Israeli peers through Hillel’s vast Israel network. 

Cost: $600 

Included: Full board (3 meals a day), lodging, insurance, transportation and program costs. 
Participants are responsible for arranging their own flights to and from Israel. 

A refundable security deposit of $250 will also be required to participate on this program.  

Acceptance Criteria 

Open to Jewish students on North American campuses who have had one previous short-term Israel experience- Birthright or a teen travel program.  

Preference for the Hillel International program will be given to students at campuses where the Hillel has formally committed to recruit and who are from communities who do not already offer a local federation Onward Israel program. 

Priority will be given to students from George Washington University, Penn State, University of Virginia, University of Central Florida, Virginia Tech, University of Delaware and Cornell University.


June 11 - August 5


Live, work, and play in the heart of Jerusalem! The Hillel Onward Israel program offers you the opportunity to develop your professional future and build your resume through a high-level internship tailor-made to you! 


"I found out about Onward through friends on my Poland trip, and decided to go on it. It has been one of the most amazing experiences of my entire life, and I am eternally grateful to the program. I not only have met so many great people and have traveled to incredible places, but I have learned so much about myself on this trip. This experience gave me the opportunity to learn stuff that just can't be taught in a classroom." Jess, Hillel Onward Israel Participant 2016

Jerusalem: Apply Now


Tel Aviv

Live, work, and play on the Mediterranean! The Hillel Onward Israel program in the bustling start-up city of Tel Aviv offers you the opportunity to develop your professional future and build your resume through a high-level internship tailor-made to you! 


"At first the thought of living halfway around the world terrified me, but the opportunity to write for The Jerusalem Post, an internationally read newspaper, was one I could not pass up… I can confidently now say my summer with Onward Israel will increase my knowledge of Israel and the nature of international media." - Hannah, Hillel Onward Israel Participant 2015

Tel Aviv: Apply Now

For More Information

Email: onward@hillel.org     

This Onward Israel program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other lead philanthropists, The Jewish Agency for Israel, and Hillel International and is organized by the Israel Outdoors NEXT.