The Honeymoon Israel (HMI) experience brings participants into the folds of Jewish life and builds lasting community bonds. As the research results from the Stanford SPARQ HMI study show, HMI participants feel an increased connection to Jewish life, are more likely to identify as a Jewish family, and do more Jewish activities as a couple and with their children.
In 2019, Honeymoon Israel engaged Stanford SPARQ for a longitudinal research study led by Dr. Ari Y. Kelman of the Stanford Graduate School of Education to understand the effect that participating in HMI has on individuals and couples. The study compares HMI participants to couples who were eligible for the trip but were not able to travel. This control group mirrors the participant pool in every way.