Friday, March 4, 2011

Missed Out on Birthright? Rubin Trip Gets You There

Birthright has become more ubiquitous than Bar Mitzvahs, but what about those young adults for whom that 27th birthday rolled around, and Birthright eligibility disappeared?

Not to worry, the Rubin Israel Experience is a free 10-day trip for 27-40-year-olds who've never been to Israel. Funded by Pam and Ron Rubin, the primary supporters of St. Louis' Moishe House (and the people behind the Republic of Tea), this trip promises many of the same great experiences associated with Birthright, to a more mature audience. See below for the full press release and details about how to register.

Learn All About the No Cost 10-Day 2011 Rubin Israel Experience
If you’re aged 27-40 and have never been to Israel, Jewish Federation is offering you the trip of a lifetime this Oct. Information meeting on March 30.

(St. Louis – Thursday, March 3, 2011) Jewish Federation of St. Louis is offering 10 young Jewish adults, who are ages 27-40, the opportunity of a lifetime. If you’ve never been to Israel, Ron and Pam Rubin will send you at no cost. It’s the Fourth Annual Rubin Israel Experience from Sunday, Oct. 30, to Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011. And for the first time this year, there will be a Rubin Israel Experience Information Session on Wednesday, March 30, at 6:30 p.m. in the Jewish Federation Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive.

This is your chance to get details about the trip, hear from past travelers and staff, look at pictures and ask questions. In the meantime, check out previous years’ photos and activities on Facebook: Again, the trip is cost free which means it includes flights, hotels, transportation, security, guide, meals and programming.

You are eligible if you:

· Have never traveled to Israel

· Are between the ages of 27-40 – at the time you fill out the application

· Have time and availability to participate for 10 days – Oct. 30 – Nov. 9, 2011

· Are willing and able to share your Israel experience with others in the community and prepared to explore ways to get involved in the community after you return

To apply, download the application which will be available online in late March at Applications are due by Friday, May 6. Please follow all instructions and return all materials to

If you have questions, contact Margo Newman at 314-442-3865 or The trip is organized and staffed through Jewish Federation of St. Louis.

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