The Jewish Agency created Onward Israel so that graduates of Taglit-Birthright and other peer-trip programs in Israel would have an opportunity to spend 6-10 weeks in Israel, building their resumes and getting to know the Jewish state in a deeper way.
Onward offers internships, service-learning, academic study, and fellowships, in cooperation with Jewish organizations and communities overseas.
In this highly-subsidized program, participants come from the same community or organization, allowing the creation of local networks and to maintain connections after the program.
Israel from the Inside
A summer of helping and learning in Israel
Beyond Birthright: New Government Support for Medium-Length Programs in Israel
Expanded support will help fill the gap between short-term programs like Taglit-Birthright Israel and long-term programs.
Summer Success for Onward Israel, A Growing Internship Program in Israel
“This summer, I have gotten to do what I love most in a fascinating and beautiful country, while learning and growing in ways I never could have expected.”
'Israel Experience:' 300,000 strong and growing!
'One of Israel’s top 10 travel companies,' says financial daily
Onward Israel: A unique program of quality internships and high-level education in the area of Israel's international standing
Onward Israel December 2013
The Onward Israel South Africa and Australia Program took place for the first time in December 2013 and proved to be an amazing initiative.