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Birthright Israel Helped Me Accept My Disability

by Aaron Kaufamn • Chevy Chase, MD July 16, 2019 at 8:52 am
Aaron on Birthright Israel

Birthright Israel Helped Me Accept My Disability

by Aaron Kaufamn • Chevy Chase, MD July 16, 2019 at 8:52 am

My No Limits Birthright Israel trip was one of the greatest experiences of my life! A person with a disability can often feel alone and isolated. I have Cerebral Palsy and this trip was so special because I met people who are going through the same challenges and have similar fears and anxieties as I did. Read More

My Spiritual Journey with Birthright Israel

by Alexis Vance • New York, NY July 10, 2019 at 7:29 am
Alexis in Jerusalem

My Spiritual Journey with Birthright Israel

by Alexis Vance • New York, NY July 10, 2019 at 7:29 am

There’s a difference between being Jewish and being Jew “ish.” I was born Jewish, but I was not raised Jewish. Back in the 1940’s, my Ashkenazi grandmother was born and raised Jewish in Brooklyn, New York. Although it was very unusual for women of her time to receive proper Jewish education, she continued to practice Judaism well into her adulthood. Read More

Expecting the Unexpected on Birthright Israel

by Ariana Sloan • Stevenson Ranch, CA July 2, 2019 at 7:37 am
Ariana on Birthright Israel

Expecting the Unexpected on Birthright Israel

by Ariana Sloan • Stevenson Ranch, CA July 2, 2019 at 7:37 am

One word that I would use to describe my Birthright Israel trip would be “breathtaking.” My Birthright Israel trip was humbling and very meaningful. Not only did I learn about Israeli culture, but I also discovered a deeper connection within myself that I hadn’t felt before. There’s that saying, “expect the unexpected” and that really rang true on this trip. Read More