Summer 2011 Taglit-Birthright Israel Trip

Perkins School for the Blind has announced a new partnership with Routes Travel: Amazing Israel.

Taglit-Birthright Israel offers the gift of first-time, peer group, 10-day educational trips to Israel for Jewish young adults. Over 230,000 young adults from 52 countries have already been the recipients of this gift.

Routes Travel was chosen as the trip organizer because of its experience with specialized trips, such as one last summer for young adults who are wheelchair users. Next summer they will offer a trip for Jewish young adults who are blind or visually impaired, high school graduates and between the ages of 18 and 26. (Trip date will be announced later this fall.)

Activities may include:
*Visiting historical sites and museums
*Participating in lectures and discussions
*Staying in a Kibbutz
*Traveling with Israeli young adults serving as soldiers
*Hiking, rafting or other outdoor activities
*Archeological digs
*Tours with experienced guides
*Making new friends

The gift covers airfare from a departing city (to be selected on the East Coast), hotel, transportation, most meals and trip programming. Groups of three or more from a COSB school or alumni association may be asked to provide and fund a guide.

For further information and to request a pre-application in order to be considered for this summer’s trip, please contact: Beth Caruso, Director of Perkins Outreach Services, 175 North Beacon St., Watertown, MA 02472 at 617-972-7434 or

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