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Original Experience

Our classic 10-day signature experience for travellers of all backgrounds. This trip offers a dynamic itinerary that covers all the must-sees and do’s!

Extreme Outdoor Adventure

Our original experience with an extreme twist! Explore Israel by hiking, climbing, and crawling through it. Join us for an intense and dynamic adventure with a side of adrenaline.

Hillel Ontario

Experience Israel with friends from other campuses around Ontario! This trip offers our classic 10-day signature experience that covers all the must-sees and do’s.

Western Canada Does Israel!

Our classic 10-day signature experience exclusively for participants from Western Canada. Live West of Winnipeg? Join us in Israel this summer!

JCC Fitness Experience

Don’t pause your workout schedule to go on Birthright! See Israel first-hand through a fitness lens with a variety of fun, fast-paced, signature workouts featured at some of Israel’s most historic locations.

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Sure – please visit our contact page to obtain contact information for our national network of Israel Experience professionals as well as the CIE National Office staff.

Thanks to Birthright Israel, if you are Jewish and between the ages of 18 and 32, this is your gift – the opportunity to visit Israel for free.

Canada Israel Experience (CIE) is proud to be the only Birthright Israel trip organizer in Canada. In June 2018, our 50,000th participant left for Israel. Now that’s an impressive number.

CIE is equally pleased to offer both National and Community-based programs, allowing participants the opportunity to tour Israel with their peers from their own home/university community. As a result, CIE participants will have the chance to meet, network, and build long-lasting relationships with other Canadian Jews residing in the same region and/or city.

CIE offers each participant a minimum of two kosher meals a day.  Our participants are provided with quality accommodations in three-to-four star hotels and Kibbutzim. Birthright Israel: CIE tour educators possess the highest educational standards from some of the leading organizations in this field. We present an increasingly intimate perspective of Israel by inviting 8-10 Israelis to meet and travel with each group for a portion of the trip.

This unique Israel Experience program includes round trip travel from Toronto to Israel, all accommodation, at least two kosher meals per day, transportation by private luxury tour bus, all entrances fees, basic medical insurance while in Israel, two Canadian Madrichim (staff leaders), an Israeli tour guide/educator, specialists and guest speakers, an armed medic/security guard, a Canadian and Israeli coordinator in Israel, communications equipment for the group and all taxes.

Canada Israel Experience programs affirm and conform to the required standards and criteria set by Birthright Israel International. Please visit the official Birthright Israel International homepage for more about this historical partnership at www.birthrightisrael.com.

The gift of a Birthright Israel trip is made possible thanks to the generous support from many sources, including parents of trip participants, alumni of the program, the program’s founders and other philanthropists, the State of Israel, the Jewish Federation system and Keren Hayesod, the Jewish Agency for Israel, and thousands of individuals donors from around the world who believe in our mission.

Birthright Israel and Canada Israel Experience gratefully acknowledg the support of the Azrieli Foundation.

We get that question all the time. Birthright Israel is our “umbrella” organization which offers the gift of a free 10-day trip on a global level. We at Canada Israel Experience are proud to organize this incredible trip from Canada and offer it to eligible Canadians. Since 1996, CIE has proven to uphold a tradition of excellence in preserving the highest quality of educational, logistical, and safety standards.

In fact, we are proud to declare that in June 2015, Canada Israel Experience sent its 30,000th (!) participant to Israel.

It is Canada Israel Experience’s goal to meet the needs of the Canadian Jewish community. As the only Israel tour organizer in Canada, our organization is committed to ensuring that all of our programs provide CIE participants with a unique, unparalleled Israel Experience.

As a not-for-profit organization, CIE is funded by the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies, the education department of the Jewish Agency for Israel, Jewish Federations of Canada – UIA and local UJA/ CJA Federations across Canada. CIE prides itself in playing an active role within the Jewish Federation system. In this regard, Canada Israel Experience is the only Canadian tour organizer that maintains a national network of local Israel Experience representatives. In every major Canadian Jewish community, CIE employs a regional Canada Israel Experience professional ready to facilitate and assist participants in preparing for their Israel Experience.

In addition to helping orient individuals before their trip to Israel, CIE community representatives are also eager to help all interested Canada Israel Experience alumni obtain the necessary tools and knowledge needed to get involved in their home Jewish community and/or return to Israel. Canada Israel Experience boasts that our organization is properly equipped to provide each participant with a more diverse picture of Israel. At least two Canadian staff, an Israeli tour guide, and one armed personnel accompany each Canada Israel Experience trip. All Birthright Israel: CIE programs are based on departure from Pearson International Airport in Toronto.

This trip will be a lot of fun and we know that you will return to Canada refreshed and invigorated. In addition to the recreation, touring, and occasional free time, you will enjoy an engaging and vibrant educational program. Please be aware that the program is quite structured. In order to show the participants as much as possible, our days of touring will be long and on some evenings special events will be planned. Due to the program guidelines participants are not permitted any unauthorized absence from the group for any reason. Arrangements can be made for family members and friends to visit participants at their hotel in the evenings or on Shabbat during off-program times at the discretion of the Madrichim in charge.  Participants are prohibited from leaving the group at any time without the supervision of a CIE staff, for any purpose including family visits, personal time, etc.

CIE understands this incredible trip needs to be shared with your friends. That’s why we are happy to accept friend requests. This can be done on your initial application. For best results, we recommend requesting at most 2 people per applicant. We will do our best to accommodate all requests, but cannot guarantee that every request will be met. Participants from communities that travel to Israel during the same week will likely meet each other numerous times during their program. Participants from communities who travel during alternate weeks or trip dates will not see each other during their Israel Experience.

Each participant must pay a deposit, which can be fully refunded or donated afterwards. The deposit is $300 CAD if paying via the online payment company PayPal.

Deposits are paid, handled, and refunded through PayPal and are subject to an additional $10 non-refundable handling fee.

If you are accepted to a trip and cancel prior to 65 days before your confirmed flight departure or are not accepted to participate in a program this round, your deposit will be refunded via your original method of payment. In order to receive this refund, you must submit a written request to your Trip Organizer directly.

At the end of the season’s trips, we are able to carry over your deposit to the next season’s trips, or by written request only, we may refund your deposit to you. This will only be available should you cancel a waiting list position or cancel within the 65-day Birthright Israel cancellation deadline.

Approximately five days after you successfully complete your trip, you will be notified by email that your deposit is available to be refunded. That email may also contain information about how you can voluntarily donate all or part of your deposit in support of future Birthright Israel trips. Note that your deposit will be used to benefit future Birthright Israel participants if it is not retrieved within 10 days of your return.

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Hillel Ontario

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  • 18 - 22
  • 23 - 26
  • 27 - 32
  • May 11 – 21: Original Experience with Hillel Ontario SIGN UP

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Western Canada

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  • 18 - 22
  • 23 - 26
  • 27 - 32
  • May 13 – 24: Western Canada Does Israel* (18-22) Departing from YVR SIGN UP  * Exclusively for applicants from cities West of, and including Winnipeg

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Notice:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all trips scheduled through January 2021 have been postponed. You can now save your spot for upcoming trips in a first come, first served basis

 

JCC Fitness Experience

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  • 23 - 26
  • 27 - 32

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Hillel York & Ryerson

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  • 18 - 22
  • 23 - 26
  • 27 - 32
  • May 11 – 21: Original Experience with Hillel York and Ryerson SIGN UP

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Extreme Outdoor Adventure

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  • 18 - 21
  • 21 - 26
  • 26 - 32

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Original Experience

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  • 18 - 22
  • 23 - 26
  • 27 - 32

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*This trip is only available to participants aged 22-26. *

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*This trip is only available to participants aged 22-26. *

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