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The Rubin Israel Experience

The Rubin Israel Experience is an incredible opportunity for Jewish St. Louisans ages 35-50 who have never traveled to Israel to do so with their peers at NO COST. It is not often that such an amazing, life-changing opportunity is offered to the young Jews of St. Louis. Philanthropists and visionaries Ron and Pam Rubin want to invest in YOU for the trip of a lifetime.

Dates of the next Rubin Israel Experience are October 12-22, 2020. Click here to apply.

Your Israel Experience

It is the hope and expectation for this unique Israel experience to inspire its participants, upon return, to be full of energy and passion for Jewish community involvement. It’s more than just a free trip to Israel for young adults. This trip demonstrates the Jewish community’s dedication and investment in people like you who possess the ability to step up and be in the “driver’s seat” of their community.

The Rubin Israel Experience has been changing lives for more than a decade.

“We returned changed forever, with a new-found love and respect for Israel, its people, culture and our history, with a mission to be its ambassadors, to share our stories and experiences with our families, friends and our communities.”
— Jim Levey

“The Rubin Israel Experience completely changed my understanding of Israel and the Jewish people. By the generosity of the Rubin’s, I have been given the foundation to continue my education on the State of Israel, its culture, its people and my own Jewish identity.”
— Jason Cohen

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Applications for The Rubin Israel Experience are closed. You can learn more about eligibility for future trips and explore photos from previous years.

Questions about Israel trips for young adults or how to apply? Contact Jen Baer at or 314-442-3867. This trip is organized and staffed through the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.

Visit The Rubin Israel Experience Blog.

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