Yad B’Yad Israel Experience

Summer 2015 registration and information newly released!


Applications now available! Click here to apply!

High Schoolers can download a copy of our recommendation letter 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.
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.

Yad B’Yad Israel Experience 1 and 2

Two fantastic 5 week programs- beginning with a high school orientation and concluding with four fantastic action-packed weeks in Israel.  Both trips have a similar itinerary, running parallel.  They will get together for a fun “Yom B’Yachad” over the course of their time in Israel.
Cost: $7100 + $350 application fee *
Dates: Tuesday, July 7- Monday, August 10, 2015**
Grades: Currently in grades 10-11


*Save an additional $250!

-Pay in full by February 15th and receive an additional discount of $150.
-Attend one of our parlor meetings and receive a coupon for $100 in savings on full tuition.


**All dates are subject to change without notice. Cost of program is subject to change. $250 of the application fee is refundable until January 15, 2015, $100 of the application fee is non-refundable.


Yad B’Yad Parent Information Meetings 2015: check back for additional dates/locations shortly!


  • November 4, 2014 at 8:00pm: hosted by the Brandspiegel family (676 Barnard Ave, Woodmere, NY)
  • November 17, 2014, NEW TIME – 6:45pm: hosted by the Rothenberg family (40 Rector Court, Bergenfield, NJ)
  • November 20, 2014 at 8:00pm: hosted by the Aryeh family (274 Elm St, West Hempstead, NY)
Please RSVP to yachadsummer@ou.org if you plan to attend. Check back here soon for more dates and locations!

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

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