Taglit Birthright Israel: Hillel Experience with Indiana University Hillel
Bus 1120 and Bus 1121

Hi Parents!

We have landed safely in Israel! Below you can find helpful information you should need while your son or daughter is in Israel.
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Rabbi Sue Laikin Silberberg

Executive Director



Wendy Kaufman

Governing Board President


Adam Blue 

Student Board President



Rabbi Ronald Klotz  

Director of Center for Informal Jewish Education



Phillip Silberberg Development Director


Jon Schulman
Program Director 


Mara Price
Engagement Associate

Ally Turkheimer 
Engagement Associate



Inger Nemcik  

Office Manager


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The Itineraries

Bus 1120 Itinerary                            Bus 1121 Itinerary
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Hotel Information 
December 30th- January 1st     Astoria in Tiberias 
January 2nd                            Kfar Hanokdim in Arad 
January 3rd to January 8th       Rimonim Hotel in                                                        Jerusalem 
Emergency Contact Information

Helene G. Simon Center at Indiana University offices will be open Monday-Friday but hours vary due to Winter Break while the group is away in Israel, to call the office dial 812-336-3824. Indiana Hillel's Executive Director, Rabbi Sue, can be reached at (812)-325-2898 or by email at hillel@indiana.edu.


If you cannot reach someone at the Indiana Hillel Office calls should be referred to the Hillel Israel information line: 202-449-6695. Staff will be answering and picking up messages left on this line during extended business hours from Monday through Friday, and every few hours on Saturday and Sunday. Any questions about specific flight arrivals and departures should be directed to the appropriate airlines.



In case of emergency, Ally, Jon, Mara, and Jessica can be reached in Israel by dialing:


Ally and Jon 

(Bus 1120): 011972526896906 


Mara and Jessica (Bus1121): 011972525346178

We look forward to the rest of our trip, now that we are on the ground.  Thank you for sending your child with us!

Your Taglit-Birthright Israel: IU Hillel Team 
Jon Schulman
Mara Price