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Birthright Israel Spotify Playlist 2019

by Birthright Israel Foundation September 18, 2019 at 8:51 am
2019 Birthright Israel Foundation Spotify Playlist

Birthright Israel Spotify Playlist 2019

by Birthright Israel Foundation September 18, 2019 at 8:51 am

Just because you’re not in Israel anymore doesn’t mean you can’t jam out to these awesome tunes! We love finding new Israeli songs to listen to — from Eurovision Superstar, Netta, to fan favorite, Omer Adam, and everyone in between! Here are our favorite Israeli songs that are currently on #replay Read More

Community, Acceptance, and Self‑Discovery

by Birthright Israel Foundation September 16, 2019 at 8:05 am

Community, Acceptance, and Self‑Discovery

by Birthright Israel Foundation September 16, 2019 at 8:05 am

When most people hear the words “Birthright Israel,” they usually think “free trip,” and while Birthright Israel technically is a “free trip,” it is so much more than that. Birthright Israel is a unique partnership between the Israeli government, various Jewish communities and Jewish philanthropists. The founders of Birthright Israel created this project to send hundreds of thousands of young Jewish adults to Israel as a gift, in order to connect with themselves, the Jewish people, Jewish history and their future. Read More

Event Highlights: Chicago 2019

by Birthright Israel Foundation September 12, 2019 at 1:15 pm
Lori Komisar and Sandra Kiferbaum in Winnetka, IL

Event Highlights: Chicago 2019

by Birthright Israel Foundation September 12, 2019 at 1:15 pm

On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, Birthright Israel Foundation had the pleasure of spending the evening with our Chicago community. We had the pleasure of hearing from Birthright Israel alumna, Erin Schrode, who shared her inspiring story and Ariella Rada from the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest who spoke about her unique Jewish journey and the importance of fostering a strong relationship with Israel. Read More

Regional Roundup: The Midwest

by Birthright Israel Foundation September 12, 2019 at 8:41 am

Regional Roundup: The Midwest

by Birthright Israel Foundation September 12, 2019 at 8:41 am

Birthright Israel Foundation is so very fortunate to have more than 35,000 annual supporters. Our donors care deeply about Israel and the Jewish future and they are proud to be part of the Birthright Israel Foundation Family. Get to know some of our friends from the Midwest. Barbara & Rick Silverman, Chicago, IL “A Birthright Israel trip provides young people the opportunity to hopefully begin their lifelong connection with Israel. Read More

Event Highlights: Scarsdale 2019

by Birthright Israel Foundation September 10, 2019 at 5:49 pm

Event Highlights: Scarsdale 2019

by Birthright Israel Foundation September 10, 2019 at 5:49 pm

On Thursday, September 5, 2019, supporters of Birthright Israel Foundation gathered in Scarsdale, NY to hear from alumna Erin Schrode who shared her unique and inspiring story of how the trip impacted her life. Guests also had the opportunity to hear from Board of Directors Vice Chair, Stephen Siderow who closed the program with special remarks. Read More

One-on-One with Birthright Israel Madrich Alan Avitan

by Birthright Israel Foundation September 9, 2019 at 7:54 am

One-on-One with Birthright Israel Madrich Alan Avitan

by Birthright Israel Foundation September 9, 2019 at 7:54 am

Outside of the favorite Hebrew words Birthright Israel participants learn, like Sababa (cool), Yalla (let’s go!), and Ma’Kore (what’s up), they also learn the word, Madrichim (leaders/staff/guide).  Madrichim are often staff members from the participants’ home country who accompany them on their Birthright Israel journey. The Madrichim are an essential element to the educational components of the program, which are based on a person-centered learning approach.  Our Madrichim must be passionate, dedicated, and share an inclusive vision of Jewish peoplehood – making each participant’s experience life-changing. Read More