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Have the Adventure of a Lifetime with 2021 Youth to Israel (Y2I)!


The 2021 Y2I trip to Israel will take place from Sunday, June 27 – Friday, July 9

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 in the Foundation’s service area. Y2I is open to all Jewish teens, 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, z”l 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.

The 12-day trip to Israel is fully subsidized by funds raised by Lappin Foundation’s Annual Campaign, the Robert I. Lappin Charitable Foundation, CJP and donors to Lappin Foundation’s annual campaign.

Lappin Foundation welcomes teens with disabilities to apply to 2021 Y2I.

To learn more about 2021 Y2I, teens and parents are invited to attend one of the informational meetings.  Contact Sharon Wyner at 978-565-4450 or email swyner@lappinfoundation.org for more information.

Study:  Assessing the Teen Israel Experience

Read Excerpts of 2019 Y2I Post Trip Essays