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Israeli BBQ Recipes, Just in Time for Summer

by Birthright Israel Foundation July 2, 2020 at 8:16 pm
Israelis grilling

Israeli BBQ Recipes, Just in Time for Summer

by Birthright Israel Foundation July 2, 2020 at 8:16 pm

You don’t have to be a seasoned professional to capture the grilling spirit of an Israeli BBQ here in the U.S. this summer. Israelis are known for their delicious charred shashlik (shish kabobs) and steakim (steaks). Our homeland’s Independence Day is commemorated in Spring with massive celebratory barbecues at the national parks (although this year’s celebration was a little different). Read More

Birthright Israel Connects Long Lost Siblings to Their Jewish Heritage

by Jennalyn Samson • Portland, OR July 2, 2020 at 8:00 am
Jennalyn and her brother in Israel

Birthright Israel Connects Long Lost Siblings to Their Jewish Heritage

by Jennalyn Samson • Portland, OR July 2, 2020 at 8:00 am

Jennalyn Samson grew up not knowing much about her Jewish heritage and was inspired to go on Birthright Israel when a long lost sibling reached out. Her brother Matt, who she only found out about a few years before her trip, mentioned “this thing called Birthright.” Through the trip, Jennalyn and her brother Matt had an opportunity to spend more time with each other than they ever had, plus they got to discover Israel! Read More

The Cost of a Priceless Trip to Israel for Jewish Young Adults

by Birthright Israel Foundation July 2, 2020 at 8:00 am
Two winter 2020 Birthright Israel alumni forming a heart with their hands

The Cost of a Priceless Trip to Israel for Jewish Young Adults

by Birthright Israel Foundation July 2, 2020 at 8:00 am

It’s been 20 years since Birthright Israel alumnus Daniel Samoohi was gifted with a trip to Israel, and he still remembers every moment. Not only was he able to feel “the mystique and history of Israel,” but he also felt close to his grandfather, an Israeli citizen who had passed away. Read More