In the summer of 2010 and 2011 two consecutive research projects were conducted on high school age travelers to Israel. The research projects illustrated that over 50% of students were visiting Israel for the first time. Furthermore, up to 75% of participants said price was a high barrier for most of their friends. Finally the research highlighted that less than 1% of participants said they will never return to Israel, and the majority saw them coming back in the next five years.

The article reflects how the population that travels to Israel is a great asset for the organized Jewish world.

Read the full paper here.

Written by Elan Ezrachi PhD, 2011