Go on Birthright Israel with Maryland Hillel!

Register now to travel January 1-12, 2018.

Join your friends and Maryland Hillel on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Israel this winter! You’ll hike mountains, taste new foods, explore the culture and religion, and create lasting friendships. View the complete sample itinerary.

If you have any questions, email Stephanie at birthright@marylandhillel.org or text/call us at 301-422-6200.


Registration Overview

  • Register today at freeisraeltrip.org/umd and create an account with a non-university (“.edu”) email address. Then, complete Part 1 by submitting your primary application and paying a $250 refundable deposit.
  • Choose “Campus Trip” and select the Maryland Hillel trip.
  • After you complete the registration, you’ll receive a confirmation email from Birthright Israel. Make sure to click the link to confirm your email address.
  • Within 24–48 hours, you’ll receive an email from Hillel International with a link to Part 2 of the application. In this section, you’ll submit your health and medical info, make roommate requests, and submit a JPG of your passport.
  • After you’ve completed your application, watch your inbox for an email to sign up for a 30-minute interview with a member of the Maryland Hillel team. This allows us to get to know you, determine your eligibility, and gives you the chance to ask questions.
  • Maryland Hillel allows Birthright Israel applicants to sign up for the trip of their choice within the next two years! Pending eligibility, your $250 refundable deposit will secure your spot. If you’re applying for a future season, email birthright@marylandhillel.org with your trip preference. (Note: You can skip Part 2 of the application.)

Trip Highlights