Birthright Israel

Travel to Israel with Towson Hillel

Registration starts September 4th for our next trip: Jan 05 – Jan 16, 2020.

Explore Israel alongside other Jewish students. Experience unforgettable ancient sites, cultural attractions, natural wonders, and local delicacies during the adventure of a lifetime that will take you from the towering summit of Masada to the snaking underground tunnels beneath the Western Wall; from the bustling, colorful pathways of a shuk marketplace to the peaceful, starlit expanse of the Negev desert.

Registration Overview

  • Register Here:
  • Create an account with a non-university (“.edu”) email address. (This will be your user ID.)
  • Fill out the general info and submit a $250 refundable deposit. For Trip Selection, choose “Campus Trip” and select Towson Hillel International trip.
  • Click the link to confirm your email address in the email from Birthright Israel. Within 24–48 hours, you’ll receive an email from Hillel International with a link to Part 2 to submit health and medical info, make roommate requests, and upload a JPG of your passport.
  • Watch for an email to sign up for a 30-minute interview with a member of the Towson Hillel team. This allows us to get to know you, determine eligibility, and gives you the chance to ask questions.
  • Towson Hillel lets you sign up for the trip of your choice within the next two years! Pending eligibility, your $250 refundable deposit will secure a spot.

For more information, contact Shachar Pinsky, Israel Fellow:

This trip is a gift from Birthright Israel.

Taglit-Birthright Israel is an innovative partnership between the people of Israel through the Government of Israel, private philanthropists through the Birthright Israel Foundation and Jewish communities around the world (North American Jewish Federations, Keren Hayesod, and the Jewish Agency for Israel). 

Other Ways To Travel

  1. Study Abroad to Israel
    Towson University enables students to participate in study abroad programs around the world. For those students that wish to study in Israel, there are several steps that need to take place.

    1. Choose the appropriate program for you. Towson’s sponsored program to Israel is available here:

    Other potential programs that would need your advisor’s approval are available here:

    2. Visit the Study Abroad office and attend an info session:

    3. Schedule an appointment with the Study Abroad office. Kathleen Lorge is the Study Abroad advisor.

    4. Schedule an appointment with your advisor to make sure the program meets your course requirements.

  2. Onward Israel

    The goal of Onward Israel is to provide participants with an immersive and transformative resume building experience in Israel, featuring opportunities such as internships, service learning, academic courses and fellowships.

    Onward Israel offers a competitive and attractive venue for young people seeking such experiences at affordable prices, and for time periods ranging from six to ten weeks. While meeting the individual needs of the participants and allowing them to advance their resumes, Onward Israel programs will also feature inspiring educational modules, with special attention dedicated to activism opportunities within local communities and institutions after program completion and to the development of a deeper understanding of Israel and enhanced Jewish identity and commitment.

  3. MASA

    Masa Israel, a public-service organization founded by the Prime Minister’s Office of the Government of Israel, together with The Jewish Agency for Israel, is the leading organization in the long term Israel experience space with a diverse portfolio of 2-12-month study, service, and career development programs for young Jews (18-30). Masa’s transformational, authentic Israel experiences, among the best in the international experience space, empower participants to develop as individuals, while also developing a robust global professional network that includes Israelis and Jews from around the world. Masa Israel offers a very large range of programs, among them are paid and non-paid internships, volunteer work and study abroad programs.