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Meet Young Leadership Council Member: Samantha Wenig

by Birthright Israel Foundation March 26, 2019 at 4:27 am
Samantha on Birthright Israel

Meet Young Leadership Council Member: Samantha Wenig

by Birthright Israel Foundation March 26, 2019 at 4:27 am

When did you go on Birthright Israel? In December 2011 and I remember we were lucky enough to celebrate the remaining nights of Hanukkah while on the trip – it was so memorable! Birthright Israel Foundation has given this gift to over 700,000 young Jewish adults from all different backgrounds and walks of life, what is your Jewish background? I grew up in a reform household with two Jewish parents, and we went to temple on the High Holidays. Read More

Third Time’s a Charm: How I Finally Went on Birthright Israel

by Nicole Wieder • New York, NY March 19, 2019 at 5:12 am
Nicole on Birthright Israel

Third Time’s a Charm: How I Finally Went on Birthright Israel

by Nicole Wieder • New York, NY March 19, 2019 at 5:12 am

My journey to Israel started when I was only nine years old. I had just begun Hebrew school and found out what Israel was from my teacher. When I got home I asked my father if he had traveled there, he said yes and that I would “go home one day.” Read More

Quiz: Which Hamantaschen Are You?

by Birthright Israel Foundation March 18, 2019 at 6:52 pm
Hamantaschen

Quiz: Which Hamantaschen Are You?

by Birthright Israel Foundation March 18, 2019 at 6:52 pm

We’re ready for Purim at Birthright Israel Foundation and can’t wait to share the festivities with you! If you love the story of Purim and Queen Esther then you will be sure to love this quiz. Are you ready to find out what scrumptious flavor of Hamantaschen you are? Answer a few simple questions below to reveal the answer. Read More

Here’s What One Day on Birthright Israel Looks Like

by Dave Hoffman • Houston, TX March 14, 2019 at 6:37 am
David at The Kotel

Here’s What One Day on Birthright Israel Looks Like

by Dave Hoffman • Houston, TX March 14, 2019 at 6:37 am

I’m going to speak to you, yes you, the one who is curious how just twenty-four hours on Birthright Israel can change your life. Are you ready? Before waking up, let me paint a picture of the first few days of the trip. Forty people from different backgrounds and all over the world go from strangers to friends to family, and I am not exaggerating. Read More

The 5 Best Cafes in Tel Aviv for Brunch

by Amy Albertson March 7, 2019 at 8:24 am
The 5 Best Cafes for Brunch in Tel Aviv

The 5 Best Cafes in Tel Aviv for Brunch

by Amy Albertson March 7, 2019 at 8:24 am

As told by Birthright Israel alumna and Tel Aviv local, Amy Albertson of The Asian Israeli. Israel might be the Jewish state, but in Tel Aviv brunch is like a religion. There are endless spots to try, each serving up their versions of the “Israeli breakfast” – a spread of eggs made to order, cheeses, dips, bread, and it usually includes a coffee and/or juice. Read More

Meet the Girl behind the Instagram Account ‘The Asian Israeli’

by Birthright Israel Foundation March 7, 2019 at 8:21 am
Amy in Israel years after her Birthright Israel trip

Meet the Girl behind the Instagram Account ‘The Asian Israeli’

by Birthright Israel Foundation March 7, 2019 at 8:21 am

If you look at the first three-quarters of my life, you’ll probably agree that my journey to Israel is entirely unexpected. I grew up in Sacramento, California in a mixed family. One of my parents is Jewish, the other is Chinese, and they are both awesome, open, and loving. We celebrated Jewish and Christian holidays – Hanukkah and Passover, Christmas and Easter – all in a very secular way. Read More

5 Unforgettable Memories of Bar & Bat Mitzvahs from this Winter

by Birthright Israel Foundation March 5, 2019 at 9:32 am
Elizabeth and her group

5 Unforgettable Memories of Bar & Bat Mitzvahs from this Winter

by Birthright Israel Foundation March 5, 2019 at 9:32 am

“It’s hard to name one favorite memory from my Birthright Israel trip, however, for me it was exploring my Judaism. I had never had a Bar Mitzvah and I was able to have one on Birthright. It was a very special moment to be able to share with everyone in my group. Read More