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Joyce Zeff Israel Study Tour 2017

June 11, 2017 - July 16, 2017

The Joyce Zeff Israel Study Tour (IST) is one of the premiere Israel teen trips and is the longest running annual community-based Israel trip in the U.S. The program began in 1971 and has sent over 2,500 students to Israel.

IST is sponsored by JEWISHcolorado, the Rocky Mountain Rabbinical Council, and area synagogues.  In mid-July 2016, the Colorado Agency for Jewish Education (CAJE) and JEWISHcolorado agreed to a formal merger. The combined organization offers a full range of programming for all ages, creates efficiencies for both organizations and for the community. As part of JEWISHcolorado, CAJE is now the educational division of JEWISHcolorado, and remains focused on providing exceptional programming for the Colorado Jewish community, regardless of ideology.

The trip comprises an educational program that is divided into three parts:  Trip Prep during the 11th-grade year, Travel during the summer between 11th and 12th grade, and Post-Trip Integration and Community Activism.

Check out our blog from the 2016 trip to get a taste of this life changing trip! Check out a sample of an IST Itinerary to get an idea of the exciting experience awaiting your student on IST 2017!

If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please contact:

Josh Samet
Director of the Joyce Zeff Israel Study Tour (IST)
(303) 951-8493


June 11, 2017
July 16, 2017
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