Ready to go?
You can now sign up for priority registration status for our Summer 2018 trip by clicking here. This takes less than a minute and will keep you updated on all the important information, so there is no reason to wait!

Mark your calendars: registration for winter trips will open, in full, on Tuesday, January 30th at 9 AM CST. The University of Illinois trip will leave on May 23rd and return June 4th, 2018.


For more information about the registration process, click here or contact Shorashim at (312) 267-0677 or

How do I know if I am eligible?
Eligible students are Jewish, between the ages of 18-26, who have not been to Israel on a peer-group program since high school or have not participated on a program that is longer than seven days since graduating high school. Those who participated on peer educational trips prior to turning 18 years of age are now welcome to apply. If you have any questions about eligibility, please reach out Shorashim.

What if I have friends that want to join me?
Spread the love! Tell your friends to sign up with Shorashim and Pay It Forward at Shorashim is great at accommodating friendship requests and make it easy for you to travel with your friends! Have more friends that you want to refer? Email

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