Lead a Trip

Lead A Trip

Want to staff a Birthright Israel trip with Canada Israel Experience (CIE)?

If you are interested in applying for the Canada Israel Experience Madrichim in training program, please read the FAQ below to learn more about the program.

The age requirement for this program is the minimum age is 21. Exceptions might be made for exceptional candidates who have extensive Israel experience and are younger than 21. If you think you might qualify for this exception, please reach out to Tamara Caplan.

You must be a permanent resident of Canada so that you can participate in all pre and post trip activities in your community.

You must have been to Israel at least once before (not necessarily on a Birthright Israel trip) in order to apply; the more Israel experiences you have under your belt, the better!

Madrichim (staff/leaders) are expected to have a basic understanding of Jewish terms, traditions, and history. This knowledge can come from either formal (i.e. day school, courses) or informal (camp, Israel trips) experiences. An eagerness to learn and explore is greatly valued- We’ll teach you the rest!

While knowledge of Hebrew is an asset, it is not required.

We look for candidates who have experience in leading projects with their peers and who demonstrate involvement in the Jewish or not. Madrichim candidates are expected to be able to develop and facilitate programs for their participants. Creativity, maturity, flexibility, passion, enthusiasm and organizational skills are all important aspects of being a madrich/a.

– Online application: all applicants must submit a personal photo (sized 2×3 photo), a personal video (max 60 seconds), CV and a completed application in order to be considered.

– Interview: We thank you for your interest, however only those applicants invited for an interview will be contacted starting in August. Where possible, applicants will have an in-person interview. If this is not feasible, a phone/skype interview may be arranged.

– Applicants will be notified regarding their status in the program by  September.

  • The Madrichim Training program is a comprehensive leadership development program that requires participation in supplemental training over the course of 8 months
  • You will be asked to assist the marketing and registration teams in promoting, and recruiting participants for Birthright Israel trips.
  • Madrichim are expected to be active members of their local Jewish community. Different communities have different expectations as to what this involves.
  • Once you have led a trip, you are also expected to help your participants connect with their local communities. This can be done through a variety of ways and will be facilitated through your local post programming team or Israel Experience professional.

Staff are determined based on availability, participant geography (i.e. Montreal staff will staff a bus of Montreal participants) and community involvement. While we try our best to staff eligible madrichim within one year, sometimes this is not possible due to timing or low enrollment.

**Please note that CIE reserves the right to revoke madrichim status at any point based on inappropriate behaviour or insufficient commitment to the program.**

Trip dates are confirmed six to eight weeks prior to departure. We try to notify madrichim as soon as possible so that they can prepare accordingly.

We are now accepting applications for our wait list.

You can apply online NOW  We will continue to interview applicants as spots open so apply ASAP for your best chance to be interviewed.

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For more information or if you have any questions, please contact:

Tamara Caplan
416-398-6931 Ext. 5102
tcaplan@ujafed.org

JCC Fitness Experience

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Western Canada

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  • 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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Hillel Ontario

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  • May 11 – 21: Original Experience with Hillel Ontario SIGN UP

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Hillel York & Ryerson

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  • May 11 – 21: Original Experience with Hillel York and Ryerson SIGN UP

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Extreme Outdoor Adventure

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Original Experience

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