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Israel at Mason

Mason Hillel seeks to inspire every Jewish college student to develop a meaningful and enduring relationship to Israel and to Israelis. Whether they want to engage in deep dialogue or are politically active in mobilizing others to support Israel, we enable students to share a rich connection to Israel and to each other as a people. Engaged and educated students can become committed Jewish adults who are passionate supporters of Israel. 

Travel to Israel!

Birthright Israel

Birthright Israel is open to all Jewish young adults, ages 18 to 26, who have not traveled to Israel on a peer educational trip since they turned 18 nor lived in Israel past the age of 12. On Birthright Israel with Hillel you'll explore your Jewish identity in the Jewish homeland. 

The advantage of traveling with Mason Hillel is the sense of community with which you will return!

Join us this winter break for the trip of a lifetime! This year's trip is from Jan 1-Jan 11th. Fill out this interest form to get more information!

Fact Finders Trip

This  trip is a once-in-a-lifetime, unique opportunity for a select group of student leaders at GMU.

 

The purpose of the trip is to learn about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and diversity of the region on the ground, shedding an intentional light on complexities and nuances. We will focus on the stories and lives of the diverse people, groups, religions, and populations in the region. Apply for the opportunity to engage in conversation and learn with some of the most promising student leaders on our campus. 

The trip cost is free, except for one meal per day and a $250 nonrefundable deposit.
 

Application available soon. More information coming in Spring 2024.

Friends eating together in Israel
Friends floating in the Dead Sea
Fact Finder Students around a playground in Sderot, Israel

Onward Israel

This summer, build your resume through a high-level internship based on your skills, interests, and future plans. Intern four to five days a week, immerse yourself in contemporary Israeli society, and make lifelong friends along the way. In addition, experience Israel through Onward Israel’s exclusive day trips, overnights, and seminars. Explore Tel Aviv’s incredible beaches, unparalleled foodie scene, and exciting nightlife.

More information coming in Spring 2024.

Peers doing yoga together in Israel

Israel on Campus!

Israel Learning

Peers learning together

Israel Week

Come celebrate Israel's culture and diversity with us! Events include guest speakers, discussions, film screenings, Shabbat dinner, and Israelfest - a festival on the quad with Israeli food, games, and much more!

Stay tuned for details

A student at Israelfest
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