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Event Highlights: Hudson Yards Real Estate Community Event

by Birthright Israel Foundation November 5, 2019 at 5:28 pm
Jeff Blau,CEO of Related Companies, and Dan Doctoroff, Chairman and CEO of Sidewalk Labs

Event Highlights: Hudson Yards Real Estate Community Event

by Birthright Israel Foundation November 5, 2019 at 5:28 pm

On Monday, November 4, 2019 in New York City we hosted a remarkable program featuring Jeff Blau, CEO of Related Companies, and Dan Doctoroff, Chairman and CEO of Sidewalk Labs for a conversation on Hudson Yards and the intersection of real estate and technology. We also had the opportunity of hearing from Shavit Rootman, former IDF officer and alumnus of Birthright Israel’s Mifgash program. Shavit’s message to Birthright Israel Foundation donors: “Your investment is twofold; it does not just bring people closer to their Jewish identity; it also allows Israelis, like me, to see that we are one big family, and we are connected as one.” Read More

Finding A Higher Purpose Through Birthright Israel

by Shavit Rootman • Mifgash Participant November 5, 2019 at 5:27 am

Finding A Higher Purpose Through Birthright Israel

by Shavit Rootman • Mifgash Participant November 5, 2019 at 5:27 am

I frequently ask myself, “What is your higher purpose?” It’s a question that I think so many people fail to ask themselves enough. I am a 4th generation Israeli and have a deep family connection to this land. My family experienced the Holocaust and various wars in Israel, of which some of them did not survive, but some did. Read More

Birthright Israel: Renewal, Recovery, and Discovery

by Daniel Cohen • Chesterfield, VA November 5, 2019 at 5:18 am

Birthright Israel: Renewal, Recovery, and Discovery

by Daniel Cohen • Chesterfield, VA November 5, 2019 at 5:18 am

In Summer 2019, I ventured to Israel on a Birthright Israel trip focused on renewal. The goal of this trip is to reconnect young people, like myself, who are in recovery or are impacted by addiction with their Jewish heritage and help us reclaim our roles as active members in the Jewish community. As far as I can remember, I have always wanted to go a Birthright Israel trip. Read More