Founded in 1986 as a travel company geared toward the young Jewish traveler, Israel Way is Israel's premiere educational tourism provider. Our broad menu of programs in Israel and abroad focuses on a Jewish audience but involves a diversity of populations including Christian tourism. We are proud to offer tourism packages for individuals, synagogues, schools, teens, family trips, eCamp Hi-Tech Summer Camp, Programs in Israel.
Israel Way has developed unique travel curricula based on the community of the Jewish people, and we encourage travel to Israel as part of life-long learning concerning the history and heritage of the Jewish People. Some of our groups also travel to Europe in order to trace the roots of Jewish and Israeli history, and to mark the contributions made by Jews to various cities across the globe. Because Israel Way was established and is operated in Israel - in the Jewish national and cultural heart - we are just the people to turn to when you are looking for a special, out-of-the-ordinary look at the Jewish People.
In 1999, Israel Way (formerly known as Oranim) operated the first Taglit-Birthright Israel program and quickly grew to be the largest organizer with over 55,000 international alumni. Always committed to Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) and eager to engage groups in meaningful, long term community service and professional career development, Israel Way established the long term programming in 2006. Today, after its expansion to programs all over the country, Israel Way continues to build meaningful, short/long term programs in Israel - each of which include a community involvement component, interjecting positive and hopeful messages to communities throughout Israel and participants in our programs. Israel Way proudly stands behind each dedicated and committed participant who contributes his or her time to our long term Israel programs. With more than 3,000 alumni and hundreds of participants in Israel at any moment, Israel Way is one of the largest organizer in long term programs to Israel.
In 2011, Israel Way (formerly known as Oranim Educational Initiatives) was acquired by Egged Tours, a subsidiary of Egged Cooperative, the leading public transportation operator in Israel and one of the largest public transportation companies in the world. With this acquisition comes a force of new leadership and a new name: Israel Way. This new leadership combined with Israel Way’s powerhouse of innovation and out-of-the-box thinking and the Egged Tours’ brand name will be a match made in heaven for Israel travel! The Israel programs alumni and participants have grown to love is now known as Israel Way and are excited to continue to provide young adults with the opportunity to experience and explore through a variety of diverse Programs in Israel.