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VIDEO: Discovering My Jewish Heritage After Growing Up Jewish & Christian

by Brian Quinn June 11, 2019 at 8:59 am

Brian Quinn grew up in Wisconsin to an African-American mother who is Jewish and an Irish-American father who is Christian. He always knew his Jewish heritage was part of him, but being the only Jew in his high school, he slowly felt both religions taking a back seat. Fast forward to now, Brian’s younger brother went on Birthright Israel and couldn’t stop raving about his experience and the knowledge he gained about their Jewish heritage. Read More

What It Means To Me To Staff A Birthright Israel Trip

by Robyn Schneider May 28, 2019 at 8:02 am
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What It Means To Me To Staff A Birthright Israel Trip

by Robyn Schneider May 28, 2019 at 8:02 am

When I was in college, a new program started that would allow Jewish young adults who had never visited Israel to go on a free trip as their birthright. Growing up in a very Zionist household, I had already been to Israel several times, and so did not qualify for this new-found opportunity. Read More

What People Get Wrong About Birthright Israel: Even After 18 Years

by Gil Troy May 21, 2019 at 8:17 am

Eighteen years and 650,000 happy participants later, you’d think people would get Birthright Israel right. Yet it’s amazing how many people get Birthright Israel wrong. Few understand Birthright’s secret sauce – what I call the Zen of Birthright. They expect it to be as site-oriented as a grand European tour, as partisan as a Zionist pep rally, as self-involved as most student’s freshman years, and as staged-managed as a video game. Not so. Read More