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A High Holiday Message from Birthright Israel Foundation’s CEO

by Birthright Israel Foundation September 26, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Birthright Israel participants

A High Holiday Message from Birthright Israel Foundation’s CEO

by Birthright Israel Foundation September 26, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Dear Friends, The High Holidays are a special time for the Jewish people. Deep rooted in religious practices and tradition, these days are synonymous with community. It is during these holy days that the Jewish people unite together in many shapes and forms to welcome the New Year as one. As we sit in our respective synagogues, we can take great pleasure and pride in our community. Read More

Event Highlights: Israeli Food Tasting at HaSalon NYC

by Birthright Israel Foundation September 26, 2019 at 5:12 pm

Event Highlights: Israeli Food Tasting at HaSalon NYC

by Birthright Israel Foundation September 26, 2019 at 5:12 pm

On Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Birthright Israel Foundation and Birthright Israel Excel hosted over 150 alumni for an Israeli Food Tasting at NYC’s HaSalon! We were excited to be in company with Birthright Israel Foundation’s NYC Young Leadership Council and Fellows from Birthright Israel Excel. Guests had the opportunity to learn more about the Foundation and their work with the 35,000 donors who made their Birthright Israel trips possible. Read More

Birthright Israel and Becoming a Rabbi: The Lasting Impact

by Rabbi Levy September 26, 2019 at 4:55 am

Birthright Israel and Becoming a Rabbi: The Lasting Impact

by Rabbi Levy September 26, 2019 at 4:55 am

Birthright Israel is an experience that strives to maximize every minute of those magical ten days. So it’s no surprise that 18 years ago, on my Birthright Israel trip, I woke up in a Bedouin tent cold, frustrated and exhausted. I staggered onto the bus and promptly fell asleep. Shortly thereafter, we had reached our destination, the base of the Roman ramp that led up to Masada. Read More

VIDEO: A Sneak Peek Of My Birthright Israel Journey

by Natalie Leinbach • Bowie, MD September 25, 2019 at 8:35 am

VIDEO: A Sneak Peek Of My Birthright Israel Journey

by Natalie Leinbach • Bowie, MD September 25, 2019 at 8:35 am

Natalie Leinbach is a 2019 Birthright Israel Alumna currently studying Communications and Economics at the University of Maryland, College Park. Below is a personal video she made to remember her Birthright Israel trip and showcase her favorite moments. You can scroll down to read our interview with Natalie as well! What type of Birthright Israel trip did you choose to go on? Read More

High Holiday Recipe: Apples, Honey & Pomegranate Crumb Pie

by Lindsay Morrison • Atlanta, GA September 23, 2019 at 8:22 am
Apple Crumb Pie

High Holiday Recipe: Apples, Honey & Pomegranate Crumb Pie

by Lindsay Morrison • Atlanta, GA September 23, 2019 at 8:22 am

We are excited to share 2012 Birthright Israel alumna, Lindsay Morrison’s favorite High Holiday recipe on the blog! Keep scrolling to learn how to make this delicious treat and read more about the impact Birthright Israel had on Lindsay. We promise her interview is just as sweet as the recipe! Read More

Event Highlights: Purchase, NY 2019

by Birthright Israel Foundation September 20, 2019 at 4:37 pm

Event Highlights: Purchase, NY 2019

by Birthright Israel Foundation September 20, 2019 at 4:37 pm

On Thursday, September 19, 2019 Birthright Israel Foundation supporters gathered in Purchase, NY for an evening of conversation with Lior Navon, an alumna of Birthright Israel’s Mifgash program who shared her inspiring story through the unique lens as an Israeli participant. Lior shared how Birthright Israel changed her life and motivated her to give back to the Jewish community. 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