Programs for Teens

Israel Trips and Experiences


With the multitude of Israel experiences available, there is a perfect Israel trip for everyone. The trick is knowing which one is the right one. Download a list of questions to help you focus on your individual needs and determine how they mesh with the offerings of the various trip providers.

The following links provide information about a variety of Israel trips and programs.

Teen Israel Ambassadors


The Teen Israel Ambassadors program is a two-year initiative for select 11th & 12th grade high school students.  It empowers students to respond to the anti-Israel and anti-Semitic challenges they may face on college campuses. Through a series of sessions, students gain greater knowledge of Israel/Jewish history and current events and advocacy skills.  Students learn from and work with local and national educators and organizations as well as with outside experts, such as noted Middle East and communications expert Neil Lazarus; and Gary Kenzer, North American CEO of Honest Reporting. Students are recommended through their school principals and youth group advisors for this two-year commitment.​

Contact Information:

Marna Meyer

Israel Engagement and Youth Services Director

Jewish Federation of Greater Houston 

(713) 729-7000, ext. 329

Chalom L'atid - A Window to the Future


Chalon L'atid is a new and exciting city-wide program funded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston for middle school students at suburban synagogue religious schools. The goal of Chalon L'atid is to provide teens with the opportunity to participate in an innovative approach to Jewish education, designed to build a bridge between Bar and Bat Mitzvah training and High School. Chalon L'atid (aka 'Challah') provides exciting opportunities for students to meet and exchange ideas with teens from across the suburban Houston Jewish community and enables them to interact with other Jewish teens to learn more about themselves and explore their Jewishness with a community of their peers.


For a calendar of Chalon L'atid events, click here.


Contact Information:

Helen Richard

Chalon L'atid Director 

Congregation Beth Shalom, Woodlands

(281) 362-1100