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Two Weeks in Israel This Summer for $850
- High School Sophomores and Juniors Only

February 14, 2019

We have a unique opportunity for high school kids (those who are sophomores or juniors currently) to join the Y2I program this summer. Program participants leave for Israel on June 30th and return July 14th  (no other options). 

This is a $6,500 all-inclusive program (flights, meals, hotels, educators, tour guides - all included) that is offered for $850 through a variety of scholarships. Participants will travel with a group of approximately 100 teens (mostly from MA), visiting Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem, Masada, the Dead Sea, Tsfat, the Golan Heights, Yad Vashem, the Weitzman Institute and more.
We have a limited number of possible spots in this program and it is only available to Federation members.

Please contact me at by February 22nd to reserve a tentative spot and for more information.
Note: For over 30 years more than 2,700 teens have traveled to Israel with Y2I. This opportunity was never before available for communities outside of Boston and the North Shore.

[Read more in this week's Bulletin>>>]

Trunk of Tolerance Project

Stories of Survival, Rescuers and Resistance

Trunk of Tolerance Project

What is a Trunk of Tolerance?

It’s a free source of materials that teachers can borrow to enhance their existing Holocaust curriculum. It is another tool to teach students tolerance and encourage them to be active resistors to prejudice.

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