Birthright Israel Teacher Trek

WIJC was asked to share this opportunity for teachers and Jewish educators.

Dear All,

Last summer, the Teacher Trek journey began…and it continues this upcoming summer.

Twenty-eight dynamic American complementary Jewish educators participated in Taglit-Birthright Israel Teacher Trek. The group, which represented educators from a variety of Jewish education settings – congregational, non-congregational, JCCs, Chabads and community schools – developed personal attachments to Israel and participated in professional development opportunities. Taglit-Birthright Israel awarded the first-ever Teacher Trek with “Best Implementation of a Niche Bus.” This summer, PELIE, the Partnership for Effective learning and innovative education, will again sponsor Teacher Trek and is excited that they have again expanded the age limit to include participants between the ages of 18-29. We want to make sure all potential participants are aware of this opportunity ESPECIALLY because of the short time window for registration. We also want to alert you to the updates below.

Please pass this email along with our to potential participants AND those that may know potential participants! 1.) Registration for Teacher Trek begins on February 15, 2012 at 10:00 am ET

If you applied for a Birthright trip in the past, you will have access to early registration on February 14, 2012 at noon ET. You must log in with the user name (email) and password under which you previously registered. Register at Be sure to click on SHORASHIM as the trip organizer and “Teacher Trek” as your trip choice! Please note, the application site has not launched yet, as registration is not yet open.

2.) Tentative dates for the trip are: June 11-June 22, 2012. Please note that these dates are subject to change!

3.) Please sign up for updates at to receive the most up-to-date information from PELIE and Shorashim.

A reminder about trip eligibility: Americans and Canadians working in part-time Jewish education are eligible for Teacher Trek if they: Are between ages 18-29, are Jewish and have never been on a peer trip to Israel.


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