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Video: The 10 Values of Birthright Israel

by Birthright Israel Foundation March 30, 2020 at 9:55 am
Dr. Zohar Raviv

Video: The 10 Values of Birthright Israel

by Birthright Israel Foundation March 30, 2020 at 9:55 am

750,000 young Jewish adults from 68 countries have experienced the 10 Values of Birthright Israel and are forever impacted by each and every one of them. The program’s educational framework makes each journey unique and allows participants to explore their Jewish identity and Israel like never before. Whether a young Jewish adult grew up with a Jewish identity or embraced theirs because of Birthright Israel, our values ensure this educational program provides a life-changing experience. Read More

Quiz: Test Your Birthright Israel Knowledge

by Birthright Israel Foundation March 27, 2020 at 7:00 am
Birthright Israel participants taking a selfie while enjoying falafel in Tel Aviv

Quiz: Test Your Birthright Israel Knowledge

by Birthright Israel Foundation March 27, 2020 at 7:00 am

We are pumped to be celebrating 20 years of Birthright Israel. And, we’ve got a whole lot to celebrate. Like our community 750,000 alumni, including 115,000 Israelis, from 68 countries worldwide! Plus, we must show appreciation to Birthright Israel Foundation’s nearly 40,000 annual donors who make all of this a reality. Read More

Birthright Excel Alumni Launch Drive to Deliver Food, Medicine to Elderly

by Jerusalem Post Staff March 23, 2020 at 4:19 pm
Birthright Excel founders of Door2Dor Lior Avisar and Maya Klein

Birthright Excel Alumni Launch Drive to Deliver Food, Medicine to Elderly

by Jerusalem Post Staff March 23, 2020 at 4:19 pm

Birthright Excel, the entrepreneurship, leadership and business program of Birthright Israel, has encouraged its alumni community across North America and Israel to develop new initiatives to overcome the new challenges caused by the spread of the coronavirus and help those in need. The elderly are among those who are most vulnerable to the outbreak. Some of them are isolated, in self-quarantine, unable to leave their homes and need help to purchase food and medicine. Read More

Siblings Rediscover Their Jewish Heritage in Israel

by Birthright Israel Foundation March 22, 2020 at 5:25 am
Cameron Koffman with his sister

Siblings Rediscover Their Jewish Heritage in Israel

by Birthright Israel Foundation March 22, 2020 at 5:25 am

Who would have thought when the Birthright Israel program was founded 20 years ago, that our investment would go beyond reconnecting young adults to their Jewish heritage! What is an investment in one person turned out to be an investment in their entire family and their offspring for generations to come. Read More

Masada’s impact on Birthright Israel groups

by Birthright Israel Foundation March 18, 2020 at 5:25 am
Participants at Masada on Birthright Israel

Masada’s impact on Birthright Israel groups

by Birthright Israel Foundation March 18, 2020 at 5:25 am

Nearly every Birthright Israel participant tells us that the sunrise hike to the top of Masada is one of the highlights of their journey. When they reach the precipice, they are rewarded with stunning views of the Moab Mountains and the Dead Sea. They discover there is so much more to Masada than just a lively hike and beautiful vistas. Read More

5 Ways Birthright Israel Changed Me as an Israeli

by Niran Avni • Las Vegas, NV March 12, 2020 at 6:11 pm
Niran and fellow IDF soldiers on Birthright Israel.

5 Ways Birthright Israel Changed Me as an Israeli

by Niran Avni • Las Vegas, NV March 12, 2020 at 6:11 pm

As a Birthright Israel Madrich, volunteer, and Mifgash, you could say that my journey began six years ago when I was asked to go on a five-day paid military vacation. Little did I know, this trip would turn out to be one of the most impactful moments of my life.  Growing up, I lived in the small suburban town of Hod Hasharon, Israel. Read More

If your grandmother says “go,” you go!

by Guido Weiss • Wellington, FL March 6, 2020 at 5:33 pm
2008 Alumnus Guido Weiss in from of the American flag

If your grandmother says “go,” you go!

by Guido Weiss • Wellington, FL March 6, 2020 at 5:33 pm

My grandmother, who survived World War II hiding in Italy, has the mentality that nothing in this world should be taken for granted. She has a zero-waste policy – she is the type who brings the bread and butter home from a restaurant and when she heard about the gift of Birthright Israel, she insisted that I take advantage of it. Read More

Standing Room Only for Our Celebration in Rancho Mirage

by Birthright Israel Foundation March 3, 2020 at 6:11 pm
Supporters in Rancho Mirage

Standing Room Only for Our Celebration in Rancho Mirage

by Birthright Israel Foundation March 3, 2020 at 6:11 pm

On Monday, March 2, 2020, Birthright Israel Foundation continued our celebration of 20 years of Birthright Israel in Rancho Mirage, CA. It was standing room only as supporters gathered to hear amazing remarks from Dr. Zohar Raviv, International Vice President of Educational Strategy, Birthright Israel, and Shavit Rootman, former IDF soldier and Birthright Israel Mifgash Alumnus. Read More