categoryBirthright Israel Alumni

Birthright Israel Made Me A Better Mom

by Sarah Myer May 7, 2019 at 7:56 am
Sarah and Son Jake

Birthright Israel Made Me A Better Mom

by Sarah Myer May 7, 2019 at 7:56 am

This Mother’s Day, I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be a mom, and about the ways that my experience on Birthright Israel changed how I parent. My son Jake was 18-months old when my husband, David, and I went on a journey with Birthright Israel. We were the only parents on the trip, but this was something we knew we needed to do — both for ourselves, and for our family. Read More

How I Found Community on a Birthright Israel Trip

by Eve Karlin May 6, 2019 at 8:47 am
Eve with Mifgash on Birthright Israel

How I Found Community on a Birthright Israel Trip

by Eve Karlin May 6, 2019 at 8:47 am

Isn’t it amazing how when you’re young, your life is built around the idea of community? We have community at school with our classmates, community with sports and in my case community with fellow tennis players on my high school tennis team or the dancers, I danced with in college. There are a lot of opportunities to be part of a community that is built into the educational experience from kindergarten through college. Read More

Birthright Israel Taught Me That Whatever Happens To The Jewish People, We Are Strong

by Morgane Klareich May 1, 2019 at 6:15 am

In March 2019 I had the opportunity of a lifetime to travel to Israel with Birthright Israel and visit Yad VaShem. After experiencing Israel firsthand through this trip, I know how rare opportunities like this must be. However, I’m writing now not to focus so much on my Birthright Israel trip but about what I learned during our visit to Yad VaShem. Read More

Birthright Israel Love Story: Jordana & Danny Joseph

by Birthright Israel Foundation April 30, 2019 at 8:19 am
Jordana & Danny Joseph

Birthright Israel Love Story: Jordana & Danny Joseph

by Birthright Israel Foundation April 30, 2019 at 8:19 am

My husband, Danny and I went on Birthright Israel in 2001 during our last year of undergrad. We immediately became good friends and maintained contact well after the trip was over. At the time we were both in relationships, but deep down we knew there was something special. Nearly two years later we had moved on from those relationships and reconnected. Read More

Alumni Interview: Amanda Flaxman

by Birthright Israel Foundation April 23, 2019 at 5:52 am
Amanda Flaxman with her Birthright Israel group

Alumni Interview: Amanda Flaxman

by Birthright Israel Foundation April 23, 2019 at 5:52 am

Amanda Flaxman is a winter 2019 Birthright Israel alumna from Highland Park, IL. She currently works as a Data Scientist and the biggest takeaway from her Birthright Israel trip was the authenticity she felt from everyone. What was the major factor that drove you to sign up for Birthright Israel? My trip was leaving from Chicago and just happened to be the perfect time for me to go – it worked out effortlessly. Read More