The Aish4AEPi Israel Experience for Leaders

The Aish4AEPi Israel Experience for Leaders is The Best Israel Trip for AEPi Brothers.

You feel like you lived in Israel, not that you visited!”  

  • Experience Israel like an insider
  • Deepen your knowledge of Judaism
  • Learn to be a pro-Israel advocate
  • Meet incredible people
  • Do things you have never done before
  • Past activities included: counter terrorism training, hiking, hand gun and rifle training, ATVs in the desert, paintball war, basketball tournaments, and more.

Our program is based in Jerusalem’s historic Old City. Cities visited on past programs include Tel Aviv, Hebron, Tzfat, Sderot, Tiberias, and more.

Important Notes:

  • According to the newest Birthright rules, participation on the Aish4AEPi Israel Experience will not disqualify you from doing Birthright.
  • The Aish4AEPi Israel Experience is also open to students that have already been to Israel on organized programs (it’s the best way to get back!).

Winter Dates

December 21 – January 4

Interested In The Summer Trip? Click Here To Get On The List!


Costs

The Aish4AEPi Israel Experience for AEPi Leaders is $600 – all inclusive – flights, programming, room and board – everything!

If you are in need of further subsidies the program can be as low as FREE* for current undergraduates**!

*The trip is highly subsidized, yet it can be free for qualified undergraduates who express need. Every applicant will have a discussion with the trip leaders about their situation and a reasonable cost/payment plan for the trip will be determined.

**This price is for North American Students. International students should contact the director to discuss options.

Non matriculating or graduates can apply and will be charged starting at $600.  Nobody will be turned away because of financial difficulties.

A $150 deposit must be submitted to hold flights once booked. That deposit becomes non refundable after December 1.

Flights/Extensions

Brothers accepted will be expected to arrange transportation to our airports of departure. Fees associated with reaching the airport are not covered by the program costs. However, our office is available to help with flight bookings to reach the flight hubs. Once accepted to the program this process will be thoroughly explained.

Flights can be extended, up front. Those wishing to stay in Israel beyond the program dates will be responsible to pay for the difference of the standard ticket and the additional charges related to the extensions.  Flight extensions must be arranged well in advance.
​Deadline for those wishing to extend is November 15, 2019.

Please indicate on your application your preferred dates.

Current Brothers and Alumni up to 26 are eligible for the program.

FAQ:

What Do the Days Look Like?

Click Here For A Sample Itinerary

Morning Educational Sessions with top Jewish thinkers on a variety of interesting, current, and personally relevant topics like, What Difference Does G-d Make?, Practical Spirituality, Jewish Lessons From The Far East, The Jewish View On Relationships, Leadership, Self Development, and many more.

Aish is known for creating a dynamic, open, Socratic environment built on trust and respect for everyone’s opinions and comments. After this trip you will know more about Judaism than you could have ever imagined!

Lunch

Exciting Afternoon Excursions to Train With IDF Counter Terrorism Experts With Live Fire Training, Fill Boxes for Needy Families, Restore An Ancient Synagogue, Plant Biblical Fruit Trees, Hike, and much more.

Lavish Dinners

Free Night (no chaperones or curfews, free time is real free time! Explore and enjoy!)

Will I Have Time To See Family And Friends? 

Yes, we can always work together to accommodate visits for family and friends. After the schedule is distributed we can figure out how to find the right times.

Is it really just $600 for everything? 

Yes! You pay $600 and it includes everything.

The trip is highly subsidized. We do ask that if you have a Federation, Hillel, or other source of potential funding that you reach out to help defray the actual costs, as well. Actual trip costs are between $4,000 – $5,000 per person. Details will be discussed in the interview.

What does the interview consist of? 

Interviews are either in person or via video chat. They typically last 15 – 20 minutes and discuss all aspects and expectations for the trip. They also serve as an initial getting to know you session for the participant and the trip leaders.

Is applying for the trip a commitment to go on the trip? 

No, but it gets the ball rolling and makes it easier to get you on the trip when you decide to participate.

What if I want to bring my entire chapter? 

We can do it! If you want to bring your chapter to Israel or go with a few friends email cw@aish4aepi.com to get started!

What else do I need to know before applying? 

This trip is for AEPi brothers that want to deepen their connection to Judaism, Israel, the AEPi brotherhood, and to have an amazing time while doing it. If that’s you, then sign up and let’s go!

What is the relationship between Alpha Epsilon Pi and Aish4AEPi? 

Aish4AEPi is proud to be an officially recognized independent partner organization of Alpha Epsilon Pi.

It is important to note that all arrangements and legal relationships are between Aish4AEPi and individual AEPi brothers only.  Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity, Inc. appreciates that Aish4AEPi offers the AEPi Israel Experience to AEPi brothers, but is not a party to those relationships. All decisions of acceptance, participation, scheduling, etc. are those of Aish4AEPi alone.

Other Questions?

Contact: chananelw@aish.com

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