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A Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Kugel

by Birthright Israel Foundation November 15, 2018 at 11:00 am

A Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Kugel

by Birthright Israel Foundation November 15, 2018 at 11:00 am

If there is one staple around every Jewish table during holiday season — it has to be kugel. Whether you prefer it sweet or savory you can’t go wrong with a festive sweet potato kugel for this Thanksgiving! Sweet Potato Kugel What You Need 3½ lbs sweet potatoes (roughly 4 large sweet potatoes) 2 large onions, diced 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil ½ cup scallions, minced 5 eggs ½ cup matzah meal (or flour if not during Passover) ¼ cup butter or margarine, melted and cooled 2 teaspoons salt ½ teaspoon pepper What You Do Preheat oven to 400°. Read More

A Jewish Thanksgiving: Pumpkin Spice Challah Recipe

by Birthright Israel Foundation November 13, 2018 at 1:30 am

A Jewish Thanksgiving: Pumpkin Spice Challah Recipe

by Birthright Israel Foundation November 13, 2018 at 1:30 am

There’s no better Thanksgiving than a Jewish Thanksgiving! If we Jews know one thing… it’s food! Try our Pumpkin Spice Challah this year! Pumpkin Spice Challah What You Need 1 package active dry yeast (2¼ teaspoons) ½ cup warm water ½ cup granulated sugar plus 1 teaspoon 1 cup pumpkin puree ¼ cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1½ teaspoons salt 1 egg + 1 egg yolk for the dough, whisked and 1 egg yolk for the glaze 4 cups white bread flour Pumpkin seeds, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, for garnish What You Do Put yeast in mixer and whisk with warm water and 1 teaspoon sugar. Read More

A Time to Re-member

by Dr. Zohar Raviv August 28, 2018 at 7:00 am

A Time to Re-member

by Dr. Zohar Raviv August 28, 2018 at 7:00 am

As we embark on this month of Jewish holidays, starting a New Year of an ancient people, I am honored to share with you a few thoughts. Our collective Jewish narrative arguably revolves around that seminal moment at Mt. Sinai, wherein a pulse of the divine merged with the human, infusing an eternal ethical backbone to govern mankind’s life on earth. Read More

A Note for the New Year

by Israel "Izzy" Tapoohi August 27, 2018 at 7:00 am
To a Sweet New Year

A Note for the New Year

by Israel "Izzy" Tapoohi August 27, 2018 at 7:00 am

Dear Friends, In 2018, we have a great amount to be appreciative for. Personally, I am extremely thankful for the incredible opportunities I have had and will continue to have on behalf of Birthright Israel Foundation. Every day I have the unique privilege of interacting with some our generations’ most prominent Jewish leaders whose vision and resources are providing the Jewish people with a more secure future. Read More

Galilee: Discovering the Lush, Mountainous Green of Israel

by Birthright Israel Foundation August 17, 2018 at 7:53 pm

Galilee: Discovering the Lush, Mountainous Green of Israel

by Birthright Israel Foundation August 17, 2018 at 7:53 pm

When Birthright Israel participants travel to Israel, many imagine they will spend 10 days in a desert. While they are partly right, they are astonished to discover Israel’s amazing landscape is as diverse as its people. In Israel’s northern region, pastoral green valleys and mountains define the area of Galilee. Participants have the opportunity to see beautiful waterfalls and streams, the freshwater lake of the Sea of Galilee, wildflowers, wildlife and fields of green. Read More

A Passover Conversation with Birthright Israel Foundation

by Birthright Israel Foundation March 1, 2018 at 7:25 pm

A Passover Conversation with Birthright Israel Foundation

by Birthright Israel Foundation March 1, 2018 at 7:25 pm

In a conversation guided by Dr. Zohar Raviv, Birthright Israel’s International Vice President of Education, we invite you to discover why this year is different from all other years. We encourage you to look deeper at the meaning of the Passover story, the incredible 10-day journey of a Birthright Israel trip and discover why 2018 is one of the most memorable years for the Jewish people. Read More

Our Top-Secret, Mouth-Watering, Nutella Hamantaschen Recipe

by Birthright Israel Foundation February 1, 2018 at 4:54 pm

Our Top-Secret, Mouth-Watering, Nutella Hamantaschen Recipe

by Birthright Israel Foundation February 1, 2018 at 4:54 pm

Here at Birthright Israel Foundation, we love connecting young Jewish adults with all aspects of Jewish culture – especially ones that involve silly costumes, noisy groggers, and delicious food. Did you know in Israel Purim is one of the most widely celebrated holidays? From the North to the South, Jerusalem to Tel Aviv the streets are filled with costumes and celebration and most of all, the smell of freshly baked hamantaschen! Read More