categoryBirthright Israel Alumni

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

8 Things I Learned Because Of Birthright Israel

by Heather Jesse April 1, 2019 at 8:48 am
Heather in Tel Aviv

8 Things I Learned Because Of Birthright Israel

by Heather Jesse April 1, 2019 at 8:48 am

1. It’s a chance to explore what Judaism means for you. I had a lack of knowledge about Judaism and felt a massive disconnect from religion. I was eager to find my Jewish identity and further explore what it means for me to be a Jew. 2. Being Jewish means something different for everyone, and that’s okay. Read More

Meet Young Leadership Council Member: Samantha Wenig

by Birthright Israel Foundation March 26, 2019 at 4:27 am
Samantha on Birthright Israel

Meet Young Leadership Council Member: Samantha Wenig

by Birthright Israel Foundation March 26, 2019 at 4:27 am

When did you go on Birthright Israel? In December 2011 and I remember we were lucky enough to celebrate the remaining nights of Hanukkah while on the trip – it was so memorable! Birthright Israel Foundation has given this gift to over 700,000 young Jewish adults from all different backgrounds and walks of life, what is your Jewish background? Read More