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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!

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 in May 2022 on the University of Miami’s “Canes Perspectives” 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

CanePack - Bi-Partisan, Pro-Israel Student Movement

CanePAC is a bipartisan, political advocacy organization at the University of Miami that educates and engages student leaders on issues at the forefront of our society; particularly the Middle East and the U.S.-Israel relationship.

Our main values are Diversity, Inclusion, and Community-Building. Diversity

With the creation of two Multicultural Director positions, CanePAC’s will seek to cultivate a group of student activists that hail from all walks of life. We highly esteem the belief that a diverse group will produce an array of ideas, thoughts and enhance the collective experience.


CanePAC is not limited to one type of student; we want every student and community member to feel valuable and represented in the organization. Every member of our organization has their own “why?” and we want to ensure that their purpose is heard.


We are a movement; every movement requires a diverse coalition of action-takers to accomplish its goals. As a direct result, it is imperative to build strong, genuine relationships with anyone that crosses CanePAC’s radar and cultivate their strengths to support this movement.

Our main initiatives include engaging our members of Congress to educate about legislative policies impacting the US-Israel relationship, volunteering for political campaigns in a pro-Israel context to demonstrate support of candidates, and work with student leaders at the U to expand outreach and demonstrate Israel’s importance in every sector, beyond politics.

TAMID - Israel Investment Group on Campus

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
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 -