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Standing Room Only for Our Celebration in Rancho Mirage

by Birthright Israel Foundation March 3, 2020 at 6:11 pm
Supporters in Rancho Mirage

Standing Room Only for Our Celebration in Rancho Mirage

by Birthright Israel Foundation March 3, 2020 at 6:11 pm

On Monday, March 2, 2020, Birthright Israel Foundation continued our celebration of 20 years of Birthright Israel in Rancho Mirage, CA. It was standing room only as supporters gathered to hear amazing remarks from Dr. Zohar Raviv, International Vice President of Educational Strategy, Birthright Israel, and Shavit Rootman, former IDF soldier and Birthright Israel Mifgash Alumnus. Read More

Celebrating 20 Years in South Palm Beach County

by Birthright Israel Foundation February 27, 2020 at 9:12 pm
Andrea & Mike Leven at their home in Boca Raton

Celebrating 20 Years in South Palm Beach County

by Birthright Israel Foundation February 27, 2020 at 9:12 pm

On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, Birthright Israel Foundation celebrated 20 years of impact in South Palm Beach County with a private event at the home of Andrea and Mike Leven. The evening’s guests had the pleasure of hearing from local alumni, Bryan Drowos, Courtney Simmons Demri, Nicole Livadas, and Kyla Gladstone, who represent the voices of Birthright Israel’s 750,000 participants: “In Israel, I gained an intimate understanding of the Jewish people, my brothers and sisters today, and my ancestors of the past. Read More

Event Highlights: Mezuzah Hanging and Shabbat in Palm Beach

by Birthright Israel Foundation December 16, 2019 at 5:18 pm

Event Highlights: Mezuzah Hanging and Shabbat in Palm Beach

by Birthright Israel Foundation December 16, 2019 at 5:18 pm

On Thursday, December 12, 2019, over 45 prominent supporters of Birthright Israel Foundation and board members of Temple Emanuel gathered at our Palm Beach offices for a mezuzah hanging. The gathering marked a significant moment in Birthright Israel history as our 20th-anniversary approaches since the ritual of hanging the mezuzah represents our commitment to future generations and passing on the love of our heritage to our children. We greatly appreciate the Palm Beach community for their ongoing generosity to our mission. Read More

Event Highlights: 6th Annual Los Angeles Dinner

by Birthright Israel Foundation November 22, 2019 at 7:31 pm

Event Highlights: 6th Annual Los Angeles Dinner

by Birthright Israel Foundation November 22, 2019 at 7:31 pm

On Thursday, November 21, 2019, Birthright Israel Foundation, together with over 300 guests, honored philanthropists Gila and Adam Milstein at our 6th Annual Los Angeles Dinner. The evening was a tremendous success, raising $34 million for Birthright Israel Foundation from the community, including the Adelsons. We thank the Adelsons for their continued generosity to Birthright Israel Foundation, bringing their total support of the organization to $440 million. Inspirational moments included moving remarks from Evie Steinberg reflecting on her family’s meaningful connection with Birthright Israel, an intimate conversation with Dr. Miriam Read More

Event Highlight: Philadelphia Dinner at Zahav

by Birthright Israel Foundation November 21, 2019 at 4:49 pm
Marjorie Honickman at Zahav with Birthright Israel Foundation, November 2019

Event Highlight: Philadelphia Dinner at Zahav

by Birthright Israel Foundation November 21, 2019 at 4:49 pm

On November 20, 2019, we gathered with our Philadelphia community for an evening to benefit Birthright Israel Foundation at Zahav. We’d like to thank our wonderful Philadelphia leadership for making this event a smashing success. Our guests were fortunate enough to hear from Birthright Israel alumnus and national best-selling author, Arel Moodie. Read More

Event Highlights: Palm Beach Gardens Celebrates Birthright Israel

by Birthright Israel Foundation November 14, 2019 at 8:03 pm

Event Highlights: Palm Beach Gardens Celebrates Birthright Israel

by Birthright Israel Foundation November 14, 2019 at 8:03 pm

On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 45 members of the Jewish community of Palm Beach Gardens and North Palm Beach celebrated Birthright Israel and the program’s 19 years of impacting young Jewish adults. The evening included a beautiful story of intergenerationally supporting Birthright Israel’s mission as Harriet Sternlicht hosted the event, and her son, Barry Sternlicht, Chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group, was the featured speaker. Read More

Event Highlights: ICA Miami

by Birthright Israel Foundation November 6, 2019 at 5:52 pm

Event Highlights: ICA Miami

by Birthright Israel Foundation November 6, 2019 at 5:52 pm

On Tuesday, November 5, 2019 Birthright Israel Foundation hosted an incredible event at ICA Miami. Our guests had the pleasure of hearing from renowned philanthropist and community member Norman Braman, followed by Birthright Israel Mifgash participant Lior Navon, and 27-32-year-old participant Nicole Livadas. Lior gave great insight into what it’s like to be a participant through the lens of an Israeli and how she became more motivated to give back to the global Jewish community. Read More

Event Highlights: Hudson Yards Real Estate Community Event

by Birthright Israel Foundation November 5, 2019 at 5:28 pm
Jeff Blau,CEO of Related Companies, and Dan Doctoroff, Chairman and CEO of Sidewalk Labs

Event Highlights: Hudson Yards Real Estate Community Event

by Birthright Israel Foundation November 5, 2019 at 5:28 pm

On Monday, November 4, 2019 in New York City we hosted a remarkable program featuring Jeff Blau, CEO of Related Companies, and Dan Doctoroff, Chairman and CEO of Sidewalk Labs for a conversation on Hudson Yards and the intersection of real estate and technology. We also had the opportunity of hearing from Shavit Rootman, former IDF officer and alumnus of Birthright Israel’s Mifgash program. Shavit’s message to Birthright Israel Foundation donors: “Your investment is twofold; it does not just bring people closer to their Jewish identity; it also allows Israelis, like me, to see that we are one big family, and we are connected as one.” Read More

Event Highlights: Atlanta Cocktail Reception

by Birthright Israel Foundation October 30, 2019 at 5:17 pm

Event Highlights: Atlanta Cocktail Reception

by Birthright Israel Foundation October 30, 2019 at 5:17 pm

On Monday, October 28 and Tuesday, October 29, 2019, the Atlanta Jewish community hosted a back-to-back cocktail reception at the home of Andrea and Mike Leven to benefit Birthright Israel Foundation for our major donors ($10,000+). We shared an exceptional program with you including remarks from Zohar Raviv, International Vice President of Educational Strategy at Birthright Israel, Arel Moodie, Birthright Israel Alumnus, and Accessibility and Inclusion participants from our ASL (American Sign Language) program, Jacob Salem, Trip Leader, and Myles Goldberg, Alumnus. On behalf of our 700,000 alumni and Birthright Israel Foundation, we cannot thank the Atlanta community of supporters enough. Read More

Event Highlights: Israeli Food Tasting at HaSalon NYC

by Birthright Israel Foundation September 26, 2019 at 5:12 pm

Event Highlights: Israeli Food Tasting at HaSalon NYC

by Birthright Israel Foundation September 26, 2019 at 5:12 pm

On Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Birthright Israel Foundation and Birthright Israel Excel hosted over 150 alumni for an Israeli Food Tasting at NYC’s HaSalon! We were excited to be in company with Birthright Israel Foundation’s NYC Young Leadership Council and Fellows from Birthright Israel Excel. Guests had the opportunity to learn more about the Foundation and their work with the 35,000 donors who made their Birthright Israel trips possible. Read More