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The 2017 Y2I trip to Israel will take place from July 2-16, 2017.
“My Y2I trip to Israel was an amazing experience that I would not trade for anything.  I think that going to Israel was the first time that I felt that I was truly part of the Jewish community.”  Zachary Cabrera, Beverly
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 are members of a temple in any of the 23 cities or towns of the Foundation’s service area.  Y2I, a rite of passage for Jewish teens, is open to all, 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 1971 by philanthropist Robert Israel Lappin 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 2,500 teens have participated in Y2I over the past 40+ years.
Y2I is funded by Lappin Foundation, Robert I. Lappin Charitable Foundaiton, Robert Israel Lappin, Combined Jewish Philanthropies and more than 900 donors to the Foundation’s Annual Campaign.
Lappin Foundation welcomes teens with disabilities to 2017 Y2I, thanks to a generous grant from the Ruderman Family Foundation.
The Morton and Lillian Waldfogel Charitable Foundation provides funds for families in need to cover costs for Y2I, including program fee, travel and medical insurance, and the deposit.  Contact Deborah Coltin at 978-740-4428 or dcoltin@lappinfoundation.org for more information.


Study:  Assessing the Teen Israel Experience

Read Excerpts of 2016 Y2I Post Trip Essays



Y2I 2016 included individuals with disabilities, thanks to generous support from the Ruderman Family Foundation.

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