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

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

The Mifgash Factor

by Birthright Israel Foundation November 27, 2018 at 10:30 am

The Mifgash Factor

by Birthright Israel Foundation November 27, 2018 at 10:30 am

Mifgash means “encounter” in Hebrew! Thanks to feedback from trip participants, it has become one of the most meaningful aspects of the Birthright Israel trip. In the Mifgash, young Jews from around the world meet Israeli peers, most of whom are soldiers serving in the Israel Defense Forces, and together they create bonds of understanding that can last a lifetime. Read More