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Lapid was... 
Founded in 2008 as a coalition to
strengthen the community of
high-school study and travel 
programs in Israel and to lobby for 
recognition and financial and
institutional support on par with
comparable programs for
university-age participants.
Lapid has...
Built a network of thousands of
committed alumni, families and
investors who want to be
an integral part of the Jewish
People's future

Lapid will...

Further raise awareness and
significantly increase participation
in quality high school age Israel programs
Chairman: Dr.Avi Reich
co Chairmen: Gideon Shavit,Dan Krakov
Co Chairwoman: Leah Garber
Chairman of Board of Advisors: Scott Shay
Director of Communication: NaAma Ginat-Strum


Lapid Core program

We have been developing a draft of a Core Program around which we would like to unite all the Lapid organizations.  It was developed along the lines of parallel core programs used by Taglit and Masa, with adaptations for high school age programs and the diversity they represent.

It will go far to elevate the prestige and professionalism of Lapid programs as a key pillar of the Israel programs world when we unite around a common core program, and it will enhance our lobbying efforts for the benefit of the whole category.


You can find this document under 'publications'


Lapid survey


 We are happy to present the paper: 
High School Age
 Travel to Israel: 
Strategic Directions and
 Recommendations for the Future
This paper was created in the past 6 months, in anticipation that the teen travel sector will be recognized and upgraded in the coming years.  The ideas in this paper reflect the collective views of key players in the field. There are some difference in positions among the greater Lapid family, but the belief in the power of travel to Israel prior to age 18 surpasses all differences.

Elan Ezrachi




Elan Ezrachi, PhD
effective partnerships in today's Jewish world
19 Keren Kayemet Street, Jerusalem, Israel 92428


350 new lone soldiers arrived this Augest to Israel

Welcome Home to Garin Tzabar

full article under publications


Lapid during Operation 'Protective Edge'

Lapid is sending Love and strength during these hard days.

We are proud of all the students in Israel, whom by their presence only are showing their deep and sincere support towards Israel. 

Yishar Koach on all the projects and volunteering.


We welcome organizations

We welcome organizations and programs that share our vision and sense of purpose to join Lapid and help create a new future for High School age programming in Israel.

for further information please contact cegal@lapidisrael.org

Support Lapid Israel

Lapid works hard to raise awareness of and increase participation in high schhool age programs to Israel. We appreciate your support!