Why JMI?

There are many ways for an American teen to get to Israel. One of the best is to go with a group of other teens from the same community or join an organized program with teens from across the country that offers the values, opportunities and safety you are looking for. Together they will experience the magic of Israel while they build ties to each other.

Non-denominational and pluralistic, JCC Maccabi Israel© exposes Jewish teens to all that is great about Israel—its culture, its history, and its people. Our programs help teens to understand our past in order to build our future, creates meaningful dialogue between Israeli and American teens, challenges each participant to become a better and stronger person, and to truly understand the role of community in Jewish life. Our trips are fun, safe and rewarding.

Top Notch Safety

All activities are monitored by our state-of-the-art communication room, from which we receive constant updates. The communication room was developed by the Ministry of Education and the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel a means of updating groups about the situation in all areas of Israel. All sites are approved in advance.

Read more about safety and security here.

Awesome Staff

Our staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and passionate about teens and Israel. Two Israeli staff are on every bus: a Ministry of Tourism licensed tour guide and a security guard who is trained in first aid.

Simple Registration

We use Regpack for all of our registration needs. Regpack keeps all of the necessary paperwork in one place, and allows participants and parents to return to the site and save progress instead of having to start over every time.