Teen Trips


A trip to Israel should be a highlight of your teenage years!

Hike, climb, discover, and explore Israel’s history with teens from near and far. Return home with endless personal accomplishments, meaningful memories, and stories you’ll never forget.

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Local Trips – Israel Bound

Trip Dates: June 16 – July 7, 2024

Registration for Israel Bound 2024 will open in late October. Please contact Karen Rader at krader@jfedstl.org with any questions.

Israel Bound is a life-changing experience for St. Louis teens who want to explore their Jewish identity, strengthen their connection to Israel, and have the adventure of a lifetime with their friends. The three-week trip began in 2008 and continues to be one of the most popular trips for St. Louis teens who want to travel to Israel. The itinerary is jam-packed every year with the classic Israel experiences such as visiting the Western Wall, climbing Masada at sunrise, floating in the Dead Sea, and riding camels. However, we also provide some experiences that are quite unique, such as staying two nights with an Israeli host family in our partnership region of Yokneam-Meggido, getting a geo-political briefing/tour at the beginning and end of the trip, and sleeping under the stars in the Negev Desert. Click here to view the tentative itinerary.


Benefits of a local trip:
  • Teens can experience Israel with their friends from school/synagogue
  • Pre-trip meetings allow for proper orientation and group bonding before we depart
  • Post-trip reunions allow for proper processing of the experience and continued social connection with trip participants
  • Local staff you can trust and meet in person prior to the trip

Videos from past Israel Bound participants:


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