Yad B’Yad Israel Experience

Summer 2014 registration and information newly released!

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Click to access the online Yad B’Yad Application here! (recommended browsers: Chrome or Firefox)

Important Update: Due to an overwhelming number of applicants from the NY/NJ area, and our desire to make this program as diverse as possible, as of 11/18 we are no longer accepting applications from females from the NY/NJ area and as of 12/2 we are no longer accepting males from the NY/NJ area. If you would like to be placed on a waitlist, please email yachadsummer@ou.org.

High Schoolers can download a copy of our recommendation form here. (one recommendation form required)

Yad B’Yad brings high school students together with Yachad members (young adults and teens with special needs) on a fabulous touring adventure. Participants form strong bonds of friendship and undergo personal growth as they experience the Jewish homeland, Israel, in a new and unparalleled way.

With safety always our first priority, our group enjoys time in Jerusalem, on an Israeli army base, at the Kineret and Dead Sea, and many other fantastic locations. They ride camels, hike up Masada, and participate in special Shabbat programs. Participants also give back to the residents of Israel by doing community service work.

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Yachad members experience Israel just as their peers do, forming incredible relationships with their new friends. High school students benefit from a unique opportunity to give to others while gaining introspective insight. The program begins with an orientation in upstate NY, where our high school students receive background and preparation for interacting with our Yachad members during the Yad B’Yad program. The orientation is followed by a Shabbaton in the New Jersey area where the high school students meet up with the Yachad members and enjoy Shabbat.

NEW for Summer 2014! Double the Yad B’Yad Israel Experience!

Yad B’Yad Israel Experience I

The classic and majestic 5 week program- beginning with a high school orientation and concluding with four fantastic action-packed weeks in Israel.

Dates: Tuesday, July 8- Monday, August 11, 2014*

Cost: $6950 + $350 application fee **

Grades: Currently in grades 10-11

Program Director: Ron Hirschhorn

 

Yad B’Yad Israel Experience II

The same classic and majestic 5 week program- beginning with a high school orientation and concluding with four fantastic action-packed weeks in Israel, starting one week later.

Dates: Tuesday, July 15- Monday, August 18, 2014*

Cost: $6950 + $350 application fee **

Grades: Currently in grades 10-11

Program Director: Rebecca Schrag

 

**Save an additional $500!

-Complete your online application by December 2nd and receive $200 off tuition.

-Pay in full by March 1st and receive an addtional discount of $150.

-Attend one of our parlor meetings and receive a coupon for $150 in savings on full tuition.

Yad B’Yad Parent Information Meetings 2014

  • Tuesday, October 29th, at the home of the Glickman Family, 344 Midwood Rd, Woodmere, at 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday, November 5th, at the home of the Appel Family, 679 Jefferson Street, West Hempstead at 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday, November 13th, at the home of the Nissel Family, 1291 Pennington Rd, Teaneck at 8:00 PM
  • Monday, November 18th, at the home of the Krieger Family, 9300Kirkside Rd, Los Angeles at 8:00 PM

Please RSVP to yachadsummer@ou.org if you plan to attend. Check back here soon for more dates and locations!

*Please note: All dates are subject to change without notice. Cost of program is subject to change. $250 of the application fee is refundable until March 1, 2014, $100 of the application fee is non-refundable.

Click to access the online Yad B’Yad Application here!

High Schoolers can download a copy of our recommendation form here. (one recommendation form required)

For more information please contact Nechama Braun at 212-613-8369 or email yachadsummer@ou.org