categoryBirthright Israel Alumni

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

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.” – Alesha “Every moment from my Birthright Israel trip helped me explore what role Judaism plays and will play in my life. Read More