Euro-Israel Connections

EUROPE + ISRAEL = YOUR BEST SUMMER!

Before you touch down in Israel, start your summer travels by gaining a new perspective in Europe. Explore classic world heritage sites while tapping into Europe’s Jewish traditions and history. BBYO Passport offers European add-on options spanning 13 countries so that you can keep those summer memories going and going!

ALL EUROPE-ISRAEL CONNECTIONS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE $3,000 ROOTONE VOUCHER!

PLEASE NOTE: We have reached capacity for our RootOne Vouchers and there is currently a waitlist for them. If you are interested in traveling to Israel with BBYO this summer, we still encourage you to register and apply for a voucher. We will be clearing teens from the waitlist as vouchers become available in the order in which we receive applications and based on availability.

ITALY DISCOVERY

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CURRENT GRADES: 9th-11th
Spend two glorious weeks exploring the history, culture, and cuisine in beautiful Italy. Visit Rome, Venice, and Florence – and embrace your adventurous spirit in the lush Slovenian Alps along the way.

CONNECTED DATES:
+ Israel Journey | June 29 – Aug. 2, 2021– Waitlist
+ Israel Journey | July 13 – Aug. 16, 2021

MEALS: Kosher, vegetarian + choice

ADDS: 13 Days in Europe

LAND COST: $8,110 (before $3,000 voucher)

FLIGHT COST: ~$1,700 (more)

POLAND JOURNEY

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CURRENT GRADES: 10th-12th
Travel throughout Poland on this deeply moving and inspiring experience. Discover the richness of Jewish history in Eastern Europe, bear witness to what was lost, and recommit to be part of a better future.

CONNECTED DATES:
+ Israel Journey | July 5 – August 2, 2021

MEALS: All Kosher

ADDS: 9 Days in Europe

LAND COST: $7,640 (before $3,00 voucher)

FLIGHT COST: ~$1,700 (more)

SPAIN DISCOVERY

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CURRENT GRADES: 10th-12th
Journey to Madrid, Toledo, Granada, and Seville as you explore the Golden Age of Spain, the Inquisition, and the beauty of Spanish culture. Includes a memorable Shabbat on the Rock of Gibraltar!

CONNECTED DATES:
+ Israel Journey | July 4 – August 2, 2021 – Waitlist

MEALS: Kosher, vegetarian + choice

ADDS: 10 Days in Europe

LAND COST: $7,640 (before $3,00 voucher)

FLIGHT COST: ~$1,700 (more)

WESTERN EUROPE DISCOVERY

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CURRENT GRADES: 9th-11th
Travel to the grand Western European capitals of London, Paris, and Amsterdam on this multi-country journey. Explore the biggest highlights of Europe and connect with the region’s colorful Jewish history.

CONNECTED DATES:
+ Israel Journey | June 29 – August 2, 2021 – Waitlist

MEALS: Kosher, vegetarian + choice

ADDS: 13 Days in Europe

LAND COST: $8,110 (before $3,00 voucher)

FLIGHT COST: ~$1,700 (more)

 

HOW IT WORKS

THE MEAL POLICY IN EUROPE

All food provided on BBYO Passport programs in Israel and in Poland are kosher. In other European destinations, some meals that we provide are certified kosher (typically on Shabbat), but most meals are not. When a meal is served in a public buffet format (e.g. hotel breakfast), we will always ensure that there are vegetarian or pescatarian options available, but we will also not restrict teens from eating the food of their choice. Some meals may be provided via an allowance system whereby teens will be given cash to purchase the food of their choice. Such meals are typically arranged in an area where there are multiple restaurant options, and teens can choose the food of their liking. In situations where time is of the essence, staff may choose to facilitate meal orders on behalf of teens using their allowance funds, including non-kosher orders. When the group eats at non-kosher restaurants with a pre-ordered menu, the options will only consist of vegetarian or pescatarian dishes.

CONNECTION LOGISTICS

Connecting travel arrangements are available between programs, and staff supervision is provided at all times. Note that the staff member accompanying the connection period may not necessarily be continuing onto the following program.

GROUP DYNAMICS ON CONNECTING PROGRAMS

Our programs are designed to be modular, and groups are comprised of teens who are connecting Europe and Israel together as well as teens who are taking part in Europe or Israel experiences alone. In most cases, the teens connecting from Europe to Israel will be kept together on the same Israel program. Our staff strives to form community during the transition phase of connecting programs.

HOW REGISTRATION WORKS

To sign up for a connected experience, choose the program connection (e.g. Italy Discovery + Israel Journey) of your choice from the drop-down menu during the registration process. You will not need to register for each program separately.

Answers to more general questions can be found in our Summer FAQs.

Have questions about our experiences or BBYO’s $3,000 Israel travel vouchers? Send us an email, give us a call at 202.537.8091, or schedule a conversation with a member of our team.

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