Shaping a lifetime journey
Inspiring generations of young people with an understanding of their Jewish heritage, a love for Israel, and an enthusiasm to participate in their Jewish community by providing discretionary subsidies of up to $5,000 for Year 10 Israel programs
Programs & Subsidies
A Year 10 trip to Israel is fast becoming a rite of passage for Jewish teens in our community. These programs foster a love for Israel, a deepened understanding of culture, heritage and traditions and significant personal development in participants.
Y2i offers subsidies to Jewish students to shape a lifetime of involvement, connection, identity and Jewish pride.
Your Year 10 Y2i trip was one step on your lifetime journey.
Now that you’re back home, what’s next?
How can you learn more about Judaism? How can you connect more with others in the community? How can you continue to develop your Jewish identity?
Explore the many ways you can stay connected. Whether its post high school Israel programs, volunteering opportunities, or participating in a youth movement, the choice is yours.
Impact of Trips
Over 2,000 students have been participated in a Y2i supported Israel program, with close to two-thirds of Jewish teens now going to Israel at the end of Year 10.
These programs have shown to play a vital role in our next generation’s connection to, and involvement with, our Jewish community, as well as strengthening their Jewish identity and pride.
Unfortunately, all 2023 Year 10 Israel trips have been postponed. All of the Jewish schools and BJE are planning programs for both Years 10 and Year 11 in late 2024.
With the awful situation currently unfolding in Israel, we are postponing our Y2i 2023 Continuity Appeal and cancelling all Y2i events scheduled for October
Y2i commissioned Rosov Consulting (a leading international consulting firm that evaluates Israel programs) to undertake a large-scale longitudinal follow up study of our 2015 and 2016 Y2i alumni. Here are the results.