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 differences in positions among the greater Lapid family, but the belief in the power of travel to Israel prior to age 18 surpasses all differences.
It is very exciting and touching to hear that despite the hard times Isarel has been going through, and maybe BECAUSE the hard times, 350 young people from all over the world, left it all and came to join the IDF.
Good luck to everyone !
Alexander Muss High School students, spending 6 weeks in Israel, raised 2,000$ overnight for food and supplies for IDF soldiers.
The Times of Israel
The Power of Giving, GA 2011
Lapid celebrates half a million teens on Israel high school age programs, plus triplets
A $25,000 challenge grant has been made to the American Hebrew Academy by the parents of a recent Academy graduate.
Every year, close to 15,000 Diaspora Jews come to Israel on one of the Lapid Coalition's high school age programs