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To be eligible for the Birthright Israel: Sachlav IsraelontheHouse trip you must:

a) Be Jewish; Birthright Israel identifies an individual as Jewish if:

  • You have at least one Jewish birth parent that identifies as Jewish or have completed Jewish conversion through a recognized Jewish denomination; or
  • You are from the Former Soviet Union States, and
  • You are eligible according to the Israeli Law of Return.


b) Be 18 through 26 years old;

  • If you are applying at age 17, you are not eligible for a trip unless you turn 18 before your trip departure date.If you are turning 27 after May 1st for summer trips, or November 30th for winter trips, you may still be eligible to participate on a trip.
  • If you are 17 turning 18 and are unsure of your eligibility, or if you are already 27 and have applied in the past, you should email us to help determine your eligibility.

c) Have graduated high school;

d) Have not lived in Israel since the age of 12;

e) Have not been in Israel for more than 3 consecutive months since the age of 12;

f) Have not served in the Israeli Army or volunteered on an Israeli Army base;

g) Since turning 18 have NOT travelled to Israel on a peer,educational program (including study programs like gap year, yeshiva/seminary, and/or any other Masa Israel program or experience);

  • Important:
If you have travelled to Israel since turning 18 on a family trip, private holiday, or tours that were not peer educational, you are eligible for the Birthright Israel gift. If you are unsure, please email our team at

h) Not be currently registered in a Jewish Studies program in any institute of higher learning such as Jewish Teacher Training program, Jewish Studies program, Rabbinic program, Yeshiva/Seminary, Jewish Communal Service program, etc.;

i) Have a current US address (be a resident/citizen/full time student in the US).

Not eligible? Don’t worry, all is not lost, click here for your free trip to Israel! If you have any further questions regarding your eligibility status, please email