Hillel Onward Israel

Student on Hillel Onward Israel trip.

Register for Summer 2020: www.onwardisrael.org/hillel

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

Cost includes housing, insurance, modest food stipend, transportation within city, and program costs. Participants are responsible for arranging their own flights to and from Israel. 

A refundable participation and 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 University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, University of Delaware, University of Maryland, Michigan State University and University of Texas at Austin.

A limited number of spaces are available to students who are active on campuses not listed above. More opportunities for students from other campuses are available here. Priority will be given to students returning to campus.


TBD (June - August)


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! 


"This summer Hillel Onward Israel gave me the opportunity to have the summer of a lifetime. Living and working in Tel Aviv was a crazy unique experience giving me skills and personal growth I have been able to use immediately back at school. I interned for Mesila, a branch of the Tel Aviv Municipality working to provide humanitarian aid to the Refugee and Asylum Seeker population in South Tel Aviv. I met amazing Israeli professionals at Mesila and got to work with really interesting children living in the Levinsky and Hatikva Market area. Outside of work, I loved to explore the city. Living around the corner from the beach and 5 minutes from the heart of the city, I got to see everything. I never thought I would feel like I knew a city outside of the US, but through my Onward Tel Aviv experience I definitely feel like Tel Aviv is now another home." Lexi, Hillel Onward Israel Tel Aviv Summer 2017

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 Experience.