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Birthright Information Session

birthrightA message from Stephanie Blumenstock ’16:

Hello friends!

Super excited to share that this winter break we are leading a Birthright Wesleyan trip to Israel! We will be having an open information session at the Bayit at 2 p.m., on Sunday the 13th. If you are interested but unable to make the info session, please let us know and we can give you more information about the application process, eligibility, and the trip.

Email Stephanie at sblumenstock@wes or Matthew at mstein@wes with any questions. Can’t wait to hear from you!

Date: Sunday, September 13
Time: 2-3 PM
Place: the Bayit (157 Church St.)
Cost: free like the trip itself!

Birthright Open House

Sarah Cassel ’13 wants to show you the holy land:

Want to learn about Israel firsthand for free? Register for the Birthright trip for Wesleyan students to go to Israel this winter break! There is an informational open house this Sunday night at 8 pm in the Bayit. So if you’re interested at all in the trip, come learn more about this wonderful opportunity and hear from Wes students about their experiences with the program! Registration link is provided here.

Date: Sunday, September 9 (the information session, not the trip to Israel)
Time: 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Place: The Bayit

Wesleyan Birthright Trip information session

birthright-israelFrom Micah Weiss ’10:

Are you Jewish? Half Jewish? Never Been to Israel?

Then you can take advantage of Taglit-Birthright. A free 10-day tour with Wesleyan students and Israel Experts!! Led by Wesleyan students who have been to Israel before, the trip offers a perfect balance of adventure, history, nature, people, politics and culture. Camel treks, floating in the dead sea, climbing Masada and exploring the Old City in Jerusalem are only the beginning. IsraelExperts helps to plan an educational program with a pluralistic approach to offer you insight, understanding and a new perspective of Israel.

This information session will give you all the information you know to decide if this trip is right for you and prepare you to register first thing Tuesday to assure yourself a spot.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 6
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: The Bayit–157 Church St.

Birthright: free trip to Israel

Avi Smith ’09 sends in the following info:

Heard of Birthright? It’s a free trip to Israel, happening over winter break, and you’re eligible as long as you have at least one Jewish parent and haven’t been on a peer trip to Israel since you were 12. The trip will probably be all Wesleyan students and their friends.

Registration for Birthright is Sept 10th, a week from Wednesday, so if you’re thinking of going, you need to act fast!! They are having fewer and fewer Birthright trips each year because of rising gas prices and the dollar going down, so this is the year to go!

Informational meetings:
– Sunday, Sept 7, 3pm, the Bayit (157 Church St) and
– Thursday, September 4, 7:30 pm also at the Bayit
You only need to come to one meeting, and bring your laptop if you can.

If you’re considering going at all, you should come to the meeting. registration is soon and fills up fast!

If you have more questions, check out www.israelexperts.com/taglit or
email Avi Smith(aesmith) or Rachel Berkowitz (rberkowitz).

It’s a pretty sweet (and totally free) trip full of interesting dialogue, and Avi and Rachel are pretty much going to be the greatest leaders ever. I highly recommend it.