The Joyce Zeff Israel Study Tour (IST) is one of the premiere Israel teen trips and is the longest running annual community-based Israel trip in the U.S. The program began in 1971 and has sent over 2,500 students to Israel.
IST is sponsored by JEWISHcolorado, the Rocky Mountain Rabbinical Council, and area synagogues. In mid-July 2016, the Colorado Agency for Jewish Education (CAJE) and JEWISHcolorado agreed to a formal merger. The combined organization offers a full range of programming for all ages, creates efficiencies for both organizations and for the community. As part of JEWISHcolorado, CAJE is now the educational division of JEWISHcolorado, and remains focused on providing exceptional programming for the Colorado Jewish community, regardless of ideology.
The trip comprises an educational program that is divided into three parts: Trip Prep during the 11th-grade year, Travel during the summer between 11th and 12th grade, and Post-Trip Integration and Community Activism.
If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please contact:
Director of the Joyce Zeff Israel Study Tour (IST)