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You Heard It Here First: What Atlantans Say About Birthright IsraelJanuary 22, 2019 at 2:50 pm
We bet you didn’t know that since Birthright Israel’s inception over 8,000 participants from Atlanta, Georgia have been part of this unforgettable experience.
Just this past summer nearly 500 young Jewish Atlantans journeyed to Israel and discovered everlasting connections with their Israeli peers and their Jewish identity.
Interested how their trip went? See what they have to say below!
I’m grateful for my Birthright Israel tip because otherwise I may have never gotten to go to Israel and discover how much I loved it – the people, the culture and the entire country. I also think without my guides and group, I may not have experienced even 1/100th of the fun I had.
-Corbin, Atlanta, GA
What made my Birthright Israel trip so special was being able to eat Shabbat lunch with an Israeli family. I didn’t know what to expect but it ended up being truly amazing.
-Tori, Johns Creek, GA
The best part about Birthright was having the Israeli soldiers on our trip. They were having a blast just like us, and really added to the overall atmosphere. They also had great stories about each place we visited giving a new connection to the land. I grew to be close friends with all 8 of my soldiers and went to visit all of them during my extension trip. I’m still in touch with them today and plan to be for a long time.
-Rebecca, Atlanta, GA