Birthright Israel Registration - Birthright Israel Application
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Planning Your Birthright Israel Should be Easy & with Shorashim, It Is!

Get Ready, Get Set!

Big News - Birthright Israel registration is officially open. Our summer trips are extremely popular & spots are filling up fast. Make sure to complete your application as soon as you can!

Follow the simple steps below to get set up for your trip with us this summer

I'm ready now, get me on a trip!

or learn more info below:

Step One
Start Planning
Your Options
Check out our trip dates & trip options to discover which trip type & departure city is the best fit for you!
Your Crew
Whether you’re starting off solo, traveling with your entire squad, or somewhere in between, we’re here to help you explore more!
Your Questions
Call us at (312) 267-0677, email us or chat with us. We're here to help you through this process!
Step Two
Pre-Register For Priority Status
When registration is open, you can pre-register for the following two seasons. Once it closes, pre-registration remains open for those seasons.
By pre-registering, you can fill out your application before the general public does! It's non-committal, so beat the rush! Spots fill up fast, so save your spot & increase your chances of getting placed on a top trip choice!
Get priority status by pre-registering for your Birthright Israel application with Shorashim!!


Make sure to complete your Birthright Israel application & Shorashim application phone interview, & submit your refundable deposit. Don't get left behind this summer!

Step Three
Birthright Israel Application
What You Need
You'll need to have an email address (not a .edu) & your Birthright Israel login or a Facebook.
Steps to Take
  • Indicate your top trip choice and fill out all required parts of the application.
  • Confirm your email.
  • Once registration opens on Monday January 27th at 10 AM EST, you will need to submit your time-sensitive, refundable $250 deposit via PayPal using a credit card. A $10 non-refundable processing fee will apply.
Step Four
Shorashim Application
What You Need
An idea of when you want to travel & what flexibility you have with dates.
Steps to Take
  • Sign your "Birthright Israel: Shorashim Participant Waiver & Permission Agreement"
  • Update the "Date & Friendship Request" section
  • Enter your relevant "Emergency Contact Information"
  • Fill out your "Medical & Background Information"
  • Call 312-267-0677 for your phone interview

Let's Go!

Start Your Birthright Israel Application

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Next Steps & Tips

You are eligible to receive a conditional acceptance via email upon submitting your deposit now that summer 2020 registration is officially open. Please keep in mind that in order to receive this, you must complete your Birthright Israel application, including the refundable deposit, Shorashim application, & phone interview. Trip acceptances will be conditional until you receive a second email from us confirming that you are approved for travel.

To increase your chances of being placed on one of your top trip choices, it is important to complete these steps the day that registration opens.

You must upload a copy of your passport no later than two months before your departure. Please make sure that your passport is valid through September 2021, or six months after your return date. Once you have a valid passport, upload your passport image to your Birthright Israel application. Please note that you do not need to scan this; you can take a clear picture of your passport & upload this image. Another option is to use the Birthright Israel App to scan your passport.

You should not make travel plans or book any domestic travel until you have an unconditional confirmed spot on the program & have been given their exact flight details, including notification of the departure gateway.

If you have any questions about this process, we're here to help you! Just call us at (312) 267-0677 or email us at

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