The Robert I. Lappin Youth to Israel Adventure, Y2I, is a life-changing, compelling and free Israel experience for Jewish teens, who live 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, or affiliation.
The goal of Y2I is to help keep our 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 in the country. Key to it’s success is the fully subsidized community teen trip to Israel. More than 2,200 teens participated in Y2I over the past 40 years.
Y2I is made possible by a generous allocation from the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, and is funded by: the Lappin Foundation, the Robert I. Lappin Charitable Foundation, Robert Israel Lappin, and the Annual Campaign.
Y2I trip to Israel will take place from July 7 – 19, 2013.