categoryBirthright Israel Alumni

#Instafamous Elizabeth Savetsky: My Birthright Israel Story

by Elizabeth Savetsky (@ExcessoriesExpert) December 5, 2018 at 8:30 am
Elizabeth Savetsky and her family

#Instafamous Elizabeth Savetsky: My Birthright Israel Story

by Elizabeth Savetsky (@ExcessoriesExpert) December 5, 2018 at 8:30 am

Elizabeth Savetsky’s Birthright Israel Story The single most critical decision I made in my life was to apply for a Birthright Israel trip in the summer of 2004.  Almost everything that is important to me in my current life can be traced back to that moment. I grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, where my world felt a zillion miles from the State of Israel, or any strong Jewish community for that matter. Read More

How to Make Veggie Latkes – Alumni Recipe Feature

by Birthright Israel Foundation December 3, 2018 at 7:53 pm
Mallory Hope in the Kitchen

How to Make Veggie Latkes – Alumni Recipe Feature

by Birthright Israel Foundation December 3, 2018 at 7:53 pm

There is no better way to share the light this Hanukkah season than by showcasing our incredible alumni and their favorite holiday recipes. We’d like you to meet Atlantan and passionate Birthright Israel alumna Mallory Hope Schwartz. Her Birthright Israel resume includes being an active Birthright Israel Fellow, 2-time trip staffer and a member of Birthright Israel Foundation’s speaker’s bureau. Read More

What Alumni Are Saying This Week – Jerusalem Edition (December 3)

by Birthright Israel Foundation December 3, 2018 at 7:45 am
Above the Kotel in 2018

What Alumni Are Saying This Week – Jerusalem Edition (December 3)

by Birthright Israel Foundation December 3, 2018 at 7:45 am

Throughout the summer and winter seasons of Birthright Israel trips, young Jewish adults experience firsthand the ancient and modern streets of Jerusalem. For many, this is the first time they visit this holy city that is so dear to our history. Together, with their bus mates, participants discover the Western Wall, place a note in the cracks and cherish this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity forever. Read More

How Birthright Israel Inspired My Love of Ashkenazi Food – Alumni Recipe Feature

by Aliaksandra Sukharuchkin December 2, 2018 at 8:12 pm
Aliaksandra Sukharuchkin's Birthright Israel group in 2010

How Birthright Israel Inspired My Love of Ashkenazi Food – Alumni Recipe Feature

by Aliaksandra Sukharuchkin December 2, 2018 at 8:12 pm

Hanukkah is a very nostalgic time for me and brings me very special memories. In 2010, on the eve of the first night of Hanukkah, I went on my Birthright Israel trip. I was finishing up the final year of my Bachelor of Science degree and knew very little about Israel or Judaism. Read More

What Alumni Are Saying This Week –  Masada Edition (November 26)

by Birthright Israel Foundation November 28, 2018 at 2:48 pm
Sunrise on Masada in 2018

What Alumni Are Saying This Week –  Masada Edition (November 26)

by Birthright Israel Foundation November 28, 2018 at 2:48 pm

A huge highlight from any Birthright Israel trip is the hike to Masada. Participants wake up before sunrise, fill their water bottles and begin the ascent to learn about an incredible part of Jewish history. Many participants walk away feeling an overwhelming sense of Jewish pride and understanding of our collective past through their experience atop Masada. Read More

WHAT ALUMNI ARE SAYING THIS WEEK (NOVEMBER 19) – MIFGASH EDITION

by Birthright Israel Foundation November 19, 2018 at 9:30 am
Mifgash and Participants at Har Herzl

WHAT ALUMNI ARE SAYING THIS WEEK (NOVEMBER 19) – MIFGASH EDITION

by Birthright Israel Foundation November 19, 2018 at 9:30 am

One of the most important aspects of Birthright Israel trips are the Mifgash (encounter) who play a crucial role in the experience of the Diaspora participants. In this week’s edition of What Are Alumni Saying we want you to hear what participants and Mifgash are saying about their Birthright Israel trip! Read More

WHAT ALUMNI ARE SAYING THIS WEEK (NOVEMBER 12, 2018)

by Birthright Israel Foundation November 14, 2018 at 8:46 pm
The top of Masada with a Birthright Israel Accessibility Trip

WHAT ALUMNI ARE SAYING THIS WEEK (NOVEMBER 12, 2018)

by Birthright Israel Foundation November 14, 2018 at 8:46 pm

In this edition of What Are Alumni Saying This Week we are going to highlight participants of our Accessibility trips. Birthright Israel believes that every eligible young Jewish adult should be able to travel to Israel to experience his or her birthright. Since these trips began in 2001, there have been nearly 1,900 participants and more than 70 trips. Read More

Yoga and Culinary Themed Birthright Israel Trips Connect Young Jews to Their Heritage

by Birthright Israel Foundation November 14, 2018 at 9:00 am

Yoga and Culinary Themed Birthright Israel Trips Connect Young Jews to Their Heritage

by Birthright Israel Foundation November 14, 2018 at 9:00 am

Birthright Israel’s niche trips are just one way we continue to innovate and be the leading educational program in the Jewish world. By designing the Birthright Israel experience around yoga, outdoor adventure or study abroad – to name a few – we are seeking to create a connection between a young adult’s interest or passion with his or her Judaism. Read More

Birthright Israel Celebrates 18 Years at the JFNA GA

by Birthright Israel Foundation November 8, 2018 at 4:19 pm

Birthright Israel Celebrates 18 Years at the JFNA GA

by Birthright Israel Foundation November 8, 2018 at 4:19 pm

On Tuesday, October 23rd Birthright Israel and Birthright Israel Foundation hosted an afterparty at the 2018 JFNA GA in Tel Aviv, Israel to celebrate our 18th Anniversary and the overall success of the program. We raised our glasses and had a huge l’chaim with a crowd of over 150 Federation professionals, current Birthright Israel participants, alumni, donors, board members and prominent dignitaries. Read More

What alumni are saying this week? (November 5, 2018)

by Birthright Israel Foundation November 5, 2018 at 9:14 pm

What alumni are saying this week? (November 5, 2018)

by Birthright Israel Foundation November 5, 2018 at 9:14 pm

It is that time of the week again when we give you a dose of what we like to call Birthright Israel magic – when participants share their life-changing and most memorable moments from their time in Israel. Drum roll please… “Without Birthright Israel I would have never felt so proud of my Jewish identity.” Read More