Israel gives back
Israel gives back – helping troubled American teens in Israel – "Free Spirit Experience" in Israel
start Birthright with younger teens
An awe-inspiring experience at the helm of the Alexander Muss High School
By: Stephen Muss
Lapid Core Program
Shalom Chevrei Lapid,
As we have shared, our colleague Chaim Fischgrund, has 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.
Lapid research - High school age travel to Israel
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 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.
Elan Ezrachi, PhD
effective partnerships in today's Jewish world
19 Keren Kayemet Street, Jerusalem, Israel 92428
phone: 972-2-5619761, mobile: 972-52-3821636
By: Elan Ezrachi
Camp Kimama- Parent sharing about summer 2014
Penina Shepherd, Brighton UK, mother of Amelia
My daughter, Amelia, attended the 2 weeks’ summer Kimama camp for the first time in August 2012 when she was 11. She absolutely fell in love with Kimama and came back again in 2013. She is now keen to attend every year and achieve her dream to become a Kimama Camp Counselor. Amelia has no connection to Israel as such, she doesn’t go to Jewish school and does not speak Hebrew, so her visits to Kimama means so much to her (and of course me!). She made new friends in Israel and is now eager to learn Hebrew and talks about living in Israel.
I just wanted to add the parents’ perspective to the fantastic work that Kimama is doing. I just wish there was Kimama for parents- I’ll go! :)
350 new lone soldiers arrived in Israel in mid. Augest
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 !
Operation 'Protective Edge' Volunteering
Alexander Muss High School students, spending 6 weeks in Israel, raised 2,000$ overnight for food and supplies for IDF soldiers.
Diaspora high-schoolers demand their birthright
Feb 28, 2012
By: Sarah Vanunu
The Israel Experience: Two Months vs. Ten Days
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013
By: The Times of Israel
Knesset Committee Discusses Neglect of HS Programs in Israel
Feb 17, 2012
By: Dan Brown
Birthright expands eligibility for free trips to Israel
Choosing Israel over “life”
By: Hadas Brajtman
The other right of birthright
Feb 7, 2011
By: Stephen Muss
Boosting Teen Trips to Israel
Nov 7, 2011
The Power of Giving, GA 2011
By: Dan Zeller
PMO drags its feet on funding programs for Diaspora high-school students in Israel
Sep 16, 2011
By: Chaim Levinson
Las Vegas girl gambles on Israel
Aug 31, 2011
By: Tania Didio
Half a Million and Three
Lapid celebrates half a million teens on Israel high school age programs, plus triplets
ראיון עם סקוט שיי - יו"ר בנק סיגנצ'ר ותומך בפרויקט לפיד
שיי הוא אחד התומכים הבולטים בפרויקט לפיד, ארגון המאגד 27 ארגונים יהודיים, המביא מדי שנה כ-12 אלף תלמידי תיכון מחו"ל להיכרות עם ישראל.
By: חיים הנדוורקר
Lapid - The Coalition for High School Age Programs in Israel
Lapid, (www.lapidisrael.org) the Hebrew word for "torch", was founded in 2008 as a cooperative initiative to raise awareness of and to significantly increase participation in quality high-school age programs in Israel.
Lapid: Now 27 Organizations and Growing
Last Thursday, Lapid, the coalition for High School Programs in Israel, celebrated Lapid Day.
By: Dan Brown
A Letter from The President Of Israel - Mr. Shimon Peres
ב-22 ביולי יציינו 3,000 תלמידי תיכון מחו"ל, השוהים בישראל במסגרת תוכנית לפיד, 150 שנה להולדת הרצל. כך הופכים תלמידים לשגרירים
By: תומר קרן
High School Israel Trips Regain Foothold
In the midst of the recent Jewish Agency board meetings, a small but significant policy shift was announced, one that was barely reported in the media, but which may produce a significant change in the way in which young American Jews experience Israel.
By: Ramie Arian
Sharansky's Strategic Plan Isn't Good Enough
Apr 9, 2012
By: Gideon Shavit
150th Anniversary of Herzl
Lapid World Jewish Youth Council
Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Herzl
Sharansky Suggests Training 5,000 New Leaders
Sharansky spoke highly of the initiatives of Birthright Israel, MASA and the Lapid programs and laid out an ambitious plan to train new Jewish leaders.
By: Jewish Philanthropy
American Hebrew Academy
A $25,000 challenge grant has been made to the American Hebrew Academy by the parents of a recent Academy graduate.
By: American Hebrew Academy
A Radio Interview with Lapid Co-Chair - Dan Krakow
Arutz SHEVA's - Israel National Radio
Please scroll to the middle of the time bar to hear the interview
By: Walter Bingham
Teen Programs Join Forces
For these young participants, the journey represents a life changing experience.
By: Ella Lavon
A Big Eye Opener
Every year, close to 15,000 Diaspora Jews come to Israel on one of the Lapid Coalition's high school age programs
By: Natalie Page
Birthright for High-schoolers
The JERUSALEM POST
Hundreds of thousands of Jewish college-age youth have visited Israel in recent years, their trips funded all or in part by Jewish organizations, philanthropists or the state.
By: Haviv Rettig Gur
Free Teen Israel Trips Work
For almost 40 years, the Robert I. Lappin Foundation has provided all the Jewish teens in our area, Massachusetts’ North Shore, a free or partially subsidized trip to Israel. word
By: Robert I. Lappin Foundation
The Next Generation
After an extremely rigorous junior-year of high-school, the last item on my summer vacation agenda was more school. My mother however,had a different plan for me. In the summer of 1978, my mother went to Alexander MussHigh School in Israel.
By: Brooke Feldman
State looks to fund High-School Age Programs in Israel
The government and Jewish Agency are launching a major new effort to offer funding for High-Schoolers.
By: Haviv Rettig-Gur