Who we are, what we do,
and where you fit in
MORE Israel is for Jewish students and young professionals ages 18-26 that want MORE out of their trip to Israel.
You've had an awesome trip, you've seen the sights, you've travelled the country, and you realize that it's not enough. During MORE Israel you will be living in Jerusalem's Old City while discovering fascinating places, meeting exceptional people while connecting with your Jewish heritage and volunteering. Your experience in Israel will be more meaningful as you continue to explore the country, living like a local.
MORE Israel is run by the Heritage House youth hostel, which has been a home away from home for travelers the last 30 years. (www.heritage.org.il)
MORE Israel is a week-long scholarship program that starts when your program finishes!
Mornings on MORE Israel are spent taking introductory classes on timely Jewish topics and important concepts. In the afternoons, there are optional volunteer activities such as: (make bullets) - children’s face painting in a hospital, visiting the elderly, helping at-risk youth, packing food baskets, and more!
Check out our sample itinerary.
You can apply to the program online. You choose the date you want to begin MORE Israel since it is a customized drop-in program.
You will need to contact your Israel trip provider to change the date you fly out of Israel (it should cost less than $300).
To get the flight extension reimbursement, you need to commit to partcipitating in MORE Israel for a week. This includes 5-6 mornings of Jewish educational programming and Shabbat. Upon completion of the program, you will fill out and submit a form with your flight details. Several weeks later you will get reimbursed via Paypal up to $300.
You will need to pay 20 shekel (about $5) every night you stay at the hostel during MORE Israel. You may be able to stay in the hostel after MORE Israel if you choose.