Jewish Life at Duke

Birthright Israel

Go on Birthright Israel with Jewish Life at Duke

Our next trip will travel in May 2019. Sign up now to go with Jewish Life at Duke! Register here

If you have any questions, please contact or call 919-684-6422.


Join your friends and Jewish Life at Duke on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Israel! You'll hike mountains, taste new foods, explore the culture and religion, and create lasting friendships. View a sample itinerary. Birthright Israel: Hillel trips connect Jewish students to their Jewish journey and identities, to Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people, and, upon return, to their Jewish communities. Students are led through Israel by Jewish professionals and will experience Jewish history and Israeli culture through unforgettable tours, hikes, and unique activities.


Registration for Spring 2019 opens January 28, 2019

Trip Dates: May 15-26, 2019

How to Register:

  • Register at and create an account with a non-university email address. This will be your user ID
  • Fill out Part I of the application and submit a $250 refundable deposit*. For Trip Selection, chose "Campus Trip" and select Duke.
  • Click the link to confirm your email address in the email from Birthright Israel. Within 24-48 hours, you'll receive an email from Hillel International with a link to Part II of your application, which includes health and medical information, roommate requests, and passport information.
  • Watch for an email to sign up for a 30-minute interview with a member of the JLD team. This allows us to get to know you, determine eligibility, and gives you the chance to ask questions. 
  • With approval from Jewish Life at Duke and your refundable deposit paid, you are off to Israel!

*Questions about the $250 deposit? Contact


Birthright Israel is an innovative partnership between the people of Israel through the Government of Israel, private philanthropists through the Birthright Israel Foundation, and Jewish communities around the world (North American Jewish Federations, Keren Hayesod, and The Jewish Agency for Israel). This trip is a gift from Birthright Israel.


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