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Canada Israel Experience (CIE) is the leading Israel program organizer in Canada offering unforgettable trips to Israel for youth and young adults. When young Jewish people from across Canada come to Israel, we want them to see it, experience it, talk about it, and think about what Israel means for them and the Jewish people (and put those feelings into action in their home communities). CIE ensures that all programs provide participants with an unparalleled Israel experience that strengthens Jewish identity and provides a connection to Israel. CIE creates a meaningful Jewish journey with each trip, handcrafted by our team, to bring participants the most incredible moments of their lives. Since established 1996, CIE upholds a tradition of excellence in providing the highest standards of education, logistics, and safety.

CIE programs include but not limited to Birthright IsraelMarch of the Living Canada, and March of Remembrance and Hope. CIE also runs UJA Federation of Greater Toronto’s Onward Israel initiativeand facilitates long term Israel experiences through MASA Israel Journey. CIE is a department of Jewish Federations Canada-UIA and is generously supported by local federations across Canada and the Education Department of the Jewish Agency for Israel.

Birthright Israel trips are run by a number of certified trip organizers around the world. Canada Israel Experience (CIE) is the only Canadian trip organizer for Birthright Israel. Through the gift of a free 10-day trip to Israel, BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL: CIE aims to strengthen Jewish identity, local Jewish communities, and create a strong and individual connection to Israel. We want young Jewish people across Canada to come to Israel: see it, experience it, talk about it, and think about what Israel means for them and the Jewish people. With CIE, these 10-days in Israel will be a whirlwind of self-exploration, new friends, and creating unforgettable memories.

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Birthright Israel is an innovative partnership between the Government of Israel, private philanthropists, and thousands of donors and Jewish communities around the world, including North American Jewish Federations through the Jewish Federations of North America, the Jewish Agency for Israel, and Keren Hayesod. Since 1999, more than 500,000 young adults from 66 countries have taken advantage of a Birthright Israel sponsored trip. www.birthrightisrael.com

Birthright Israel offers the GIFT of a FREE, educational, 10day peer group trip to Israel for young Jewish adults between the ages of 18 and 32. 

The trip allows participants to meet new friends and make connections to Israel, its people, and the Jewish community.

A bus group is formed of 40 participants from Canada, 8 Israeli peers, 2 staff members and a Tour Educator.

  1. To strengthen each participant’s Jewish identity
  2. To build an understanding, a friendship and a lasting bond with the land and people of Israel 
  3. To reinforce the solidarity of the Jewish people worldwide

The Birthright Israel gift is open to all young Jewish adults, ages 18 to 32, who have not participated on a peer educational trip to Israel since they turned 18 not lived in Israel past the age of 12. 

Eligible individuals are those who identify as Jewish and are recognized as such by their local community or by one of the recognized denominations of Judaism. Applicants must also have at least one Jewish parent, or have completed conversion through a recognized Jewish denomination. 

Have questions about your eligibility? Click here for more information.

The trip takes place in two sessions per year.

Winter trips: Registration opens in September and trips run from December through January 

Summer trips: Registration opens in January/February and trips run from May through August. 

Make sure to register as early as possible to receive your first trip choice.

Trip organizers are organizations, institutions and establishments that are approved by Birthright Israel to operate trips. 

As part of the registration process, participants must choose the Trip Organizer they wish to travel with on their application form. 

Tip: If you want to travel with friends, make sure to apply to the same Trip Organizer! Canada Israel Experience (CIE) is the only Canadian Trip Organizer.



As long as someone meets our eligibility criteria they can apply to the program. It’s as simple as visiting our website. 

We have many different trip types for you to choose from. You can travel on a National, Campus or Community trip. You can also choose to travel on a niche trip such as Extreme Adventure, Culinary, LGBTQ+, Special Needs, and much more! 

Birthright Israel was founded in 1999 by Charles Bronfman and Michael Steinhardt to address the growing divide between young Jewish adults in the Diaspora and the land and people of Israel

Birthright Israel is an innovative partnership between the Government of Israel, private philanthropists, and tens of thousands of individual donors and Jewish communities around the world, including North American Jewish Federations through the Jewish Federations of North America, the Jewish Agency for Israel, and Keren Hayesod. Since 1999, more than 500,000 young adults from 66 countries have taken advantage of Birthright Israel sponsored trips.

Since 1967, Jewish Federations of Canada – UIA, from offices in Toronto and Israel, has worked in alliance with Jewish federations, regional communities across Canada and international agencies and affiliates to strengthen the connection and commitment of Canadian Jews both to one another and to Israel and to raise funds for programs and services in Canada, Israel and overseas.

Programs and services supported by Jewish Federations of Canada – UIA focus on strengthening Jewish community; building Jewish identity; advocating for Israel and world Jewry; and representing the interests of the national Jewish collective on both domestic and international stages. Learn more at www.jewishcanada.org

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