IST is Turning 50! IST@50 Kick-Off-Town Hall-Launch Party-Birthday Celebration*

*an event so exciting it has four names!

The Joyce Zeff Israel Study Tour is turning 50! That’s something worth celebrating.

Join us for the first (of many) opportunities to reconnect with friends and fellow ISTers, learn more about the IST@50 campaign, share memories and photos, take a time machine quiz, and more…

Wednesday, October 21 | 7:00–8:00 pm Mountain Time

A beloved and longstanding tradition among Colorado teens and their families, IST has connected thousands of young Coloradans to the land of Israel and to the people who live within its borders.

Over the years, tour participants have broadened their knowledge about Israel, its neighbors, and Jewish heritage and history. They’ve brought home not just souvenirs but memories that last a lifetime. They’ve made lifelong friends and even, in some cases, met the people they would go on to marry.

Are you an IST Alumnus/Alumna?

If you’re an IST alum or you know one from the first in 1971 to the most recent in 2019, please click here to update your information. We have some really exciting events planned for IST@50 and you’re invited.

Are you a high school senior or junior, or the parent of one?

The Joyce Zeff Israel Study Tour (IST) is a lifetime of learning in just five weeks. From the Jewish quarter in Krakow to sunrise on Masada to shabbat at the Western Wall and so much more, IST combines extraordinary adventure, exceptional leaders with years of experience, and a commitment to education and Jewish values. It’s the perfect opportunity for you (or your teenager) to become more independent, learn about themselves and Israel, and strengthen their Jewish identity.

Due to the pandemic and the resulting postponement of the IST 2020 trip, IST will run two simultaneous trips in the summer of 2021: one for the original IST 2020 teens (graduating seniors) and a second for eligible IST 2021 teens (rising seniors).  

IST 2020 Seniors | June 6–July 11, 2021

IST 2021 Juniors | June 13–July 18, 2021

Register now or get more information here.

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