Picture it: it’s March 2022, you hop on a plane overnight and wake up in bustling Tel Aviv with 39 of your newest friends. No, it’s not Birthright, that was years ago… It’s NextGen’s 40 Under 40(ish) Journey to Israel!

We were just as bummed as you to find out that our 2020 trip was canceled, but now it’s back – and it’s aged exquisitely.

Seven days in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem kicks off with cocktails under the sparkling Tel Aviv sky meeting guests from “40 Under 40”. You’ll spend time learning about how Israel became (and remains) the Innovation capitol of the world and how its unique geographical position makes for some very interesting politics.

The cherry on top: it’s highly subsidized! Just $500+airfare (+ $100 for a giving circle experience with your trip-mates).

Ok, sounds great, but is this trip right for me? NextGen’s 40 Under 40(ish) is for “under” 40’s who are looking for a deeper connection to this beautiful land and are eager to change the trajectory of Jewish life in Atlanta when you get back. Whether you’ve been to Israel 100 times or if this is your first venture there (lucky us!), you’ll return to Atlanta with the knowledge and passion to be an even stronger and more effective leader, volunteer, and advocate for Jewish life.

Questions? Contact Harper Landau at hlandau@jewishatlanta.org, or fill out the interest form below.

Chairs:
Melanie Charyton | Lindsay Gardner | Robbie Horlick | Lauren Ottenstein

Trip Highlights:

  • Interact with Israeli peers to understand the parallels and contrasts between young adult life in Israel and Atlanta
  • Enjoy cocktails with guests from the Israeli Globes Magazine “40 under 40” lists
  • Take a jeep ride through the hills of Carmel, exploring the early vision for the State of Israel
  • Experience a special guided tour through Yad Vashem and Mt. Herzl
  • Meet the faces of young Israeli leaders at the forefront of achievement in entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology
  • Experience nightlife in Tel Aviv
  • Understand the political and social challenges in Israel as both a Jewish & Democratic State
  • Participate in a peer-led giving circle, meaning throughout the trip, you’ll meet organizations doing amazing work in Israel. As a group, you will decide where to invest your dollars (included in the initial cost of the trip).

Dates worth knowing:

  • Ocotober 15– Deadline to submit your application.
  • Late October – If your application is selected, we will set up a time for a short in person interview
  • November 1 – You will know the status of your application. Pay your down payment within 72 hours of acceptance and book your flight!
  • November-March – Attend preparation sessions.
  • March 5 – Arrive at the hotel in Israel by 6:30 pm.
  • March 12 – Journey ends. Stay as long as you like or catch the next flight home.
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