What is Ta Shema?
Ta Shema is J Street U’s Israel program designed for American undergraduate students. Ta Shema programs delve into the challenges and opportunities facing Israelis and Palestinians working on behalf of peace, democracy, social justice and a two-state solution. Students hear from leading figures across the political spectrum and deepen their understanding of the major issues around a resolution to the conflict.
How do I make Ta Shema trips a part of my gap year/study abroad program?
J Street U Israel Organizer Eve Lifson works with students and staff of study abroad and gap year programs in Israel, to make Ta Shema a part of their Israel experience. Study abroad and gap year programs from across the political and ideological spectrum have chosen to work with J Street U Ta Shema in order to assure their students don’t leave Israel without a deepened understanding of the major issues surrounding this conflict. Ta Shema trips for gap year and study abroad programs are typically one day or half day tours.
If you think your study abroad or gap year program would benefit from a Ta Shema trip, please contact Israel Organizer Eve Lifson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m a gap-year student. Am I eligible for the Ta Shema programs?
Yes, you are, and we would love to have you join us! Don’t forget to register for our open trips.
I’m a high school student. Am I eligible for the Ta Shema programs?
You are eligible for our programs, but your parents or guardians’ signature is required for you to join us. You must register for the open trips more than a week in advance to ensure that all paperwork is in order.
I’ve already graduated college, or I attend college outside of the US. Am I eligible for the Ta Shema programs?
Due to limited resources, participation in Ta Shema programs is reserved for current American undergraduate students. If you are looking for other possible tours to attend that aren’t J Street U affiliated, or to check if an upcoming tour may have space for additional participants, please be in touch with J Street U Israel Organizer Eve Lifson at email@example.com for more information.
How much does it cost to go on a Ta Shema trip?
We are currently offering Ta Shema trips to American undergraduate students free of charge.