You’re going to Israel this summer – why not bring along a friend or 2?

Now’s your chance to secure your next trip to Israel even before set off on your great adventure. Fill out the form below, referring a friend to travel to Israel with RootOne, and you will be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win 2 flights to Israel for anytime in the future. We know once you experience it for yourself, you’ll be counting down to the next time you can return. We’ll make it easy for you!



Our Story


RootOne LLC helps thousands of Jewish teens travel to Israel each summer for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. RootOne is an ambitious initiative, seeded by a generous gift from The Marcus Foundation and powered by The Jewish Education Project

“My whole perception and understanding of Israel and my Jewish identity has completely shifted from before I went”

Mark S.



RootOne experiences create a lasting impact – leading you on a journey of self-discovery, pushing you to challenge your ideas, and reimagining your relationship with Israel. Lean into something new

As teens embark on a complex journey of enrolling in college and entering adulthood, solidifying their Jewish identity is critical. The value and impact of Israel summer programs on Jewish teens has been proven to better connect them to their identity and community, as well as increase their confidence and empower them.

The name RootOne is meant to represent the idea of “travel with a purpose”. It is a homonym of Route 1 (Kvish Achat), the primary highway that connects Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Separately, “Root” is a nod to RootOne’s Israel experiences, designed to help teens find their roots by digging deeper into Israel, literally and figuratively. “One” represents the oneness of the Jewish people, the fact that for most teens this is their first trip to Israel, and that Israel is the one true Homeland of the Jewish People.

RootOne’s goal is to maximize the number of North American Jewish teens who experience Israel first-hand, and to maximize the impact that these experiences have on each teen. RootOne does not run its own trips to Israel but we accomplish our goal by reducing the barriers to participation through RootOne travel subsidies (our “vouchers”) for teen participants in RootOne-affiliated Israel summer experiences.

RootOne provides financial, organizational and educational support to affiliated Israel trip providers (youth serving organizations, residential camps, Jewish community centers, etc.). Our organization also invests in elevating Israel experiences to create the highest quality, safest and most impactful experiences possible.


About RootOne
What is RootOne?
How do RootOne Vouchers work?
How much is a RootOne Voucher?
Am I eligible for a RootOne Voucher?
How can I receive a RootOne Voucher?
How many Vouchers are available for Summer 2023?
What is the deadline to apply?
Do I get the RootOne Voucher directly?
I received a RootOne Voucher last year. Can I get another this summer?
I applied for a Voucher already. Was I accepted?
Can I get a Voucher for a semester abroad in Israel? A gap year? A family trip to Israel? For my Spring Break vacation in Israel? What if I am also going to another country on my trip, like Jordan or Poland?
Can I apply the $3,000 to the cost of airfare?
I am not eligible for a Voucher or the $3K isn’t enough. What other scholarships can I apply for?
What are the RootOne pre-and post-trip experiences and are they required?
I’m not sure which program is the best choice for me. Which one do you recommend most highly?
What happens if the borders are closed and our trip is cancelled?
How long are RootOne trips?