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Have the Experience of a Lifetime on 2020 Youth to Israel Adventure (Y2I)!

The 2020 Y2I trip to Israel will take place from June 28- July 12, 2020.

The Robert I. Lappin Youth to Israel Adventure, Y2I, is a fun and exciting life-changing Israel experience for Jewish teens, who are sophomores or juniors in high school and who live in or who are members of a temple in the 30 cities or towns of the Foundation’s service area.  Y2I, a rite of passage for Jewish teens, is open to all, regardless of level of Jewish observance, education, affiliation or abilities.
The goal of Y2I is to inspire teens to stay Jewish, to marry Jewish, and to raise their own children Jewish.  Created in 1970 by philanthropist Robert Israel Lappin as the most cost effective way to build Jewish pride, connect young people to Israel, and imbue in them love of and responsibility for our Jewish Family.  Y2I is the most successful community teen Israel experience per capita in North America.  Key to Y2I’s success is the fully subsidized community teen trip to Israel.  More than 2,800 teens have participated in Y2I since 1970.
Y2I is funded by Lappin Foundation, Robert I. Lappin Charitable Foundation, Robert Israel Lappin and the Lappin Family, Combined Jewish Philanthropies and more than 900 donors to the Foundation’s Annual Campaign.
Lappin Foundation welcomes teens with disabilities to apply to 2020 Y2I.
The Morton and Lillian Waldfogel Charitable Foundation provides funds for families in need to cover costs for Y2I, including program fees, travel and medical insurance, and the deposit.  Contact Sharon Wyner at 978-565-4450 or swyner@lappinfoundation.org for more information.


Study:  Assessing the Teen Israel Experience

Read Excerpts of 2019 Y2I Post Trip Essays