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Birthright Israel

Travel to Israel with Towson Hillel


Want to be the first to know when registration opens? Fill out our Birthright Interest Form: Winter Birthright Interest Form 

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 serene beauty of the Western Wall; from the bustling, colorful pathways of a shuk marketplace to the peaceful, starlit expanse of the Negev desert! Birthright trips with Towson Hillel always include Shabbat in Jerusalem, touring the mystical city of Tzfat, our exciting Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership, and more! Questions? Reach out to our Director of Israel Engagement, McKenna, at !!

Next trip: Winter Birthright, January 3-14, 2024

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, or reach out to us directly! This allows us to get to know you, determine eligibility, and gives you the chance to ask questions. You must complete the interview in order to be guaranteed a spot on the trip. 
  • 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 our Director of Israel Engagement, McKenna Bates:

Follow us on instagram at @tigersintelaviv for Birthright and other Israel related content, and to keep up with our upcoming and current trips! 


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

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. Liz Shearer is the Study Abroad advisor.

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

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. 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. We are blessed to offer a Baltimore Onward Cohort, comprised of students from the Baltimore region. For more information about our Baltimore Onward cohort, contact Sarah Jacobs at 



Masa Israel Journey is the global leader in immersive experiences for young diaspora Jews, lasting 4-12 months and including study, volunteer, and career development programs. Every year we accompany thousands of young Jews from all over the world for an in-depth and authentic experience of Israel, where they work to grow both personally and professionally. The immersion into Israeli society, connection to their roots and culture, and professional growth they experience on these programs contribute to their personal development, their Jewish identity, and their deepened relationship with Israel and the Jewish people.

Learn more here: Masa Israel Journey | Israel Travel Programs for Young Adults