With COVID disrupting the opportunity for students to participate in their Year 10 Israel program in 2020, Yalla Israel offers an alternate opportunity for Year 12 2022 to experience Israel as a young adult straight after high school.
Yalla Israel is a unique, 5-week Israel experience, designed specifically for young adults to explore Israel, create new friendships and connections, and to develop their independence. This program is open to all Year 12 graduates from around Australia*.
The first 10 days are spent with Taglit-Birthright Israel on their well renowned and highly acclaimed program. The following 4 weeks are spent with Tlalim exploring Israel in depth from top to bottom. (see Who is Tlalim and Taglit-Birthright Israel)
Having just finished school, we understand that some of you may be taking a gap year which is why we have two opportunities for you to join this program.
Participants will have the option to participate in either the January or July 2023 Yalla Israel programs.
There is also the opportunity to apply for means tested financial assistance for those that are eligible. (see “financial assistance”)
This program will also be available in 2024 for those graduating Year 12 in 2023, although the eligibility criteria will differ. To register your interest click here. We will keep you up to date with information regarding this program.
Yalla Israel for
The 2023 Yalla Israel program is available to Australian students graduating High School in 2022, with at least one Jewish parent who:
resides anywhere in Australia and does not attend a Jewish Day School
resides in NSW, attends a Jewish day School, but was unable to participate in their school’s Year 10 Israel program due to COVID disruptions.
This program will also be available in 2024 for those graduating Year 12 in 2023, although the eligibility criteria will differ. Register your interest now and we will keep you up to date with information regarding this program.
Who is behind
Yalla Israel is a collaboration between Youth 2 Israel, who support the Year 10 Israel Trips in NSW, ACT and QLD and the Israel for Youth Foundation who support the UJEB Year 10 Israel Experience in VIC, TAS, SA, NT & WA.
Together, we aim to ensure that students who missed out on their Year 10 trip can still have a fantastic experience after school finishes.
Yalla Israel aims to make this trip as accessible and affordable as possible and communal donors have made it possible for us to subsidise this program for those who require it*.
About the program
We will be departing from Australia on 3 January and returning on 9 February. It is possible to change the return flight if required.
Registrations for the program have now closed. You are able to join the waitlist and we will contact you if places become available. Please note the program cost will likely be higher as flights have increased in price.
Detailed information on these dates won’t be available until August 2022 when flight schedules are released. We are currently determining if there is sufficient interest in a July 2023 trip. Please register your interest below as soon as possible.
Taglit-Birthright Israel, also known as Birthright Israel or simply Birthright, is a not-for-profit educational organisation that sponsors free ten-day heritage trips to Israel, Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights for young Jewish adults, aged 18–32.