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Then & Now: Daniel Samoohi

by Daniel Samoohi February 28, 2019 at 9:03 am
Daniel at the Kotel in 2000

Then & Now: Daniel Samoohi

by Daniel Samoohi February 28, 2019 at 9:03 am

January 2000 Dear Mr. Bronfman, Hope all is well. I’d like to begin by saying thank you for making the Birthright Israel trip possible for me and the thousands of others that took part in this experience. For me, it was an experience that can never be relived again. I can’t imagine the time, thought and effort that was put into this trip. Read More

To The Donors Who Gave Me This Gift, Thank You

by Holly Millet February 26, 2019 at 8:48 am
Holly on her Birthright Israel trip

To The Donors Who Gave Me This Gift, Thank You

by Holly Millet February 26, 2019 at 8:48 am

From the Dead Sea, to the Western Wall, to the night time meditation in the Negev desert, my entire Birthright Israel trip was enlightening, joyous, spiritual, and insightful. The people, places, views, bus naps, pillow talks, jokes, late night convos, and nights of 3 hours of sleep all became worth it when the country of Israel left a mark on my heart. Read More

18 People Who Found Their Soulmate on Birthright Israel

by Birthright Israel Foundation February 14, 2019 at 5:18 pm
18 People Who Found Their Soulmate on Birthright Israel

18 People Who Found Their Soulmate on Birthright Israel

by Birthright Israel Foundation February 14, 2019 at 5:18 pm

Dana & Aaron Aaron from California tells us how close Birthright Israel brought him and his wife, Dana. “My wife and I share a bond because of Birthright Israel that can never be broken. We truly believe it was fate that we chose to connect closer with our Judaism on Birthright Israel and want to make sure Judaism is a very important part of our son’s upbringing.” Carly & Alex Carly and Alex met on their Israel Outdoors Birthright Israel trip back in 2014. Read More

6 Ways to Learn Hebrew After Birthright Israel

by Birthright Israel Foundation February 14, 2019 at 1:15 pm
Birthright Israel alumni downloading apps

6 Ways to Learn Hebrew After Birthright Israel

by Birthright Israel Foundation February 14, 2019 at 1:15 pm

You may be even more familiar with expressions like Sababa or Yofi after your Birthright Israel trip, but there is so much more to the modern Hebrew language. If you’re planning on going back, like most Birthright Israel alumni, check out the apps, YouTube videos, podcasts, and Instagram accounts below to start learning today. Read More

Video: The 10 Values of Birthright Israel

by Birthright Israel Foundation February 12, 2019 at 9:55 am
Dr. Zohar Raviv

Video: The 10 Values of Birthright Israel

by Birthright Israel Foundation February 12, 2019 at 9:55 am

Over 650,000 young Jewish adults from 67 countries have experienced the 10 Values of Birthright Israel and are forever impacted by each and every one of them. Explained by Dr. Zohar Raviv, Birthright Israel VP of Education, the video below is an insider look into why this once-in-a-lifetime educational experience is more than a just a free trip. Read More

Jewish leader finds connections, meaning in trip to Holy Land

by Janiece Sebris February 6, 2019 at 2:24 pm
Barbara Kay and Susan Pertnoy

Jewish leader finds connections, meaning in trip to Holy Land

by Janiece Sebris February 6, 2019 at 2:24 pm

Palm Beach native and longtime Temple Emanu-El member Susan Pertnoy recently took a trip that she had spent nearly two decades promoting and supporting for others. Pertnoy joined other donors on a specially designed Birthright Israel trip celebrating the organization’s 18th anniversary. Founded in 1999, Birthright Israel Foundation, the largest educational tourism organization in the world, sends Jewish young people on a free trip to Israel. Read More