Here is an example of what an orientation itinerary could look like.
2pm - Starts
Give out name labels and have refreshments laid out.
3.15 – 4.10 Sit the group down and introduce the orientation, go over the itinerary, go through the safety and rules for the program and a typical day of a Birthright trip. You can use a powerpoint presentation to help do this. Include a clip of a film if you have one. You can also explain about medication and contacting parents while in Israel.
4.10 – 4.30 -Give a 20 minute break.
4.30 – 5.15 Play some ice breakers. Try and keep the group moving and active and don't let your games drag on and die a slow death. Always cut them when they are still enjoyable.
5.15 – 5.35– Finish with some Jewish learning
5.45 – 6.00 Wrap up by thanking everyone- and ask if there are any questions and make sure everyone knows what 's happening next in the pre-game before the trip. If there are events coming up, now is the time to advertise them!
Depending on your budget you could have a meal for the group or finish with a BBQ.
What should an Orientation Schedule look like?