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Israel Travel

Through Taglit-Birthright Israel and follow-through activities, along with our Masa Israel Journey and Onward Israel internship initiative, UM Hillel encourages and enables thousands of students to travel to Israel every year. Through additional partnerships, Hillel supports students’ return trips to Israel.

Birthright Israel with UM Hillel

As University of Miami’s only official Birthright Israel program, UM Hillel is proud to offer enhanced Birthright Israel experiences tailored to the University of Miami community. As the largest provider of Birthright Israel trips in South Florida, hundreds of UM students participate in our Birthright Israel programs each year. The best time to go on a Birthright Israel trip is now! Join us in December or May for the adventure of a lifetime!

Join us this December 15th-26th, 2019! We will fly direct from NYC. Click here to apply. Have questions? Learn more by emailing Rachel at

Campus Leadership Israel Experience

Are you a campus leader interested in seeing Israel for yourself? If you answered yes, this trip is for you! Join us this December 2019 on the University of Miami’s first-ever Campus Leaders trip to Israel. We will be selecting 20 campus leaders from diverse backgrounds to join us on a highly subsidized trip to Israel.

Onward Israel

This highly subsidized 8-week professional internship program allows Jewish college students attending Miami area universities to live in Tel Aviv, intern in a field of their choice gaining valuable professional experience, and explore Israel. Students will have opportunities to learn about the Miami community’s investment in Israel, and learn how to create Israel engagement when they return to Miami.

Hillel NEXT:Masa Israel Journey

Choose between five and ten months programs in Israel: Spend 5 months advancing your career in Israel’s start-up nation Tel Aviv OR spend 10 months on the Hillel: Masa Israel teaching fellows program, teaching English to kids and making a difference in Haifa

Israel on Campus

UM Hillel is dedicated to creating a culture of civility on campus. Through partnerships with campus based Israel education and advocacy organizations, UM Hillel is proud to offer opportunities for students to engage with Israel from diverse perspectives.

Clubs and Organizations

  • CanePAC: CanePAC is a bipartisan, pro-Israel political movement and organization at the University of Miami. We are dedicated to supporting and reinforcing the US-Israeli ties both on our campus and through political networking with Congress.
  • TAMID: TAMID integrates the next generation of entrepreneurs and business professionals with Israel through a comprehensive education curriculum, pro-bono consulting for Israeli startups, capital market investment research, and a summer internship program in Israel. TAMID has no political or religious affiliations.
Internship Opportunities
  • Birthright Recruitment Internships: Students returning from or planning to go on UM Hillel’s Birthright Israel trips have the unique opportunity to share the gift of Birthright Israel with their peers and make money doing it! Interested in joining the Birthright Israel recruitment team? Interested? E-mail
  • StandWithUs Fellowships: The Emerson Fellowship is a year-long leadership development program for students who have already demonstrated leadership in the pro-Israel community on campus. Their requirements include planning events, attending educational conferences, helping to organize the pro-Israel community, and representing StandWithUs on their campus.
Israel Programs and Speakers

UM Hillel offers a range of Israel related programs and speakers throughout the academic year. Stay up to date with all of our programming by joining our mailing list and following us on Facebook!

“We didn’t even know each other prior to Birthright. Within 10 short days we’ve come to understand how fortunate we are to be Jewish…it was a once in a lifetime experience and a bond we will share forever.”

- Amanda Kuperman, Class of 2019 -