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MythBuster: Common Misconceptions About Birthright Israel Trips

by Birthright Israel Foundation August 6, 2020 at 1:34 pm
Participants taking a selfie at Masada

MythBuster: Common Misconceptions About Birthright Israel Trips

by Birthright Israel Foundation August 6, 2020 at 1:34 pm

Has your beloved family member accepted the gift of a Birthright Israel trip? Mazel tov! He or she is one step closer to embracing the Jewish homeland. While you’re probably excited about the upcoming trip, we understand if you’re also nervous. The media and uninformed masses often spread misinformation about the Jewish state. Read More

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Birthright Israel Foundation

by Birthright Israel Foundation August 4, 2020 at 8:00 am
Birthright Israel participants holding an Israeli flag.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Birthright Israel Foundation

by Birthright Israel Foundation August 4, 2020 at 8:00 am

It began 20 years ago with a bold idea from Jewish philanthropists: A trip to the Holy Land will enhance and strengthen the Jewish Diaspora for generations to come.  Thus, Birthright Israel was born, and Birthright Israel Foundation came soon after. You may have heard about Birthright Israel from friends, family, or media, but you’re likely less familiar with the foundation that supports it. Read More

How Birthright Israel Has Been Preserving Jewish Heritage for Decades

by Birthright Israel Foundation July 10, 2020 at 8:00 am
Birthright Israel participant in a bus

How Birthright Israel Has Been Preserving Jewish Heritage for Decades

by Birthright Israel Foundation July 10, 2020 at 8:00 am

Ashley Horine was taught about Israel and claiming her birthright by her grandfather, a Holocaust survivor she affectionately refers to as Poppy. Even so, for much of her life, she considered her Jewish heritage a “thing” without meaning. After Poppy passed away, however, Horine spoke with his rabbi who reiterated Poppy’s desire to see his granddaughter go to Israel, sharing the words he often repeated: “One day, my motek will go, and her soul will be fulfilled.” Read More

The Cost of a Priceless Trip to Israel for Jewish Young Adults

by Birthright Israel Foundation July 2, 2020 at 8:00 am
Two winter 2020 Birthright Israel alumni forming a heart with their hands

The Cost of a Priceless Trip to Israel for Jewish Young Adults

by Birthright Israel Foundation July 2, 2020 at 8:00 am

It’s been 20 years since Birthright Israel alumnus Daniel Samoohi was gifted with a trip to Israel, and he still remembers every moment. Not only was he able to feel “the mystique and history of Israel,” but he also felt close to his grandfather, an Israeli citizen who had passed away. Read More

7 Facts About Birthright Israel, and the Foundation That Keeps It Going

by Birthright Israel Foundation June 12, 2020 at 8:00 am
Birthright Israel participants

7 Facts About Birthright Israel, and the Foundation That Keeps It Going

by Birthright Israel Foundation June 12, 2020 at 8:00 am

Did you recently learn that your child or grandchild is interested in a group trip to Israel? You’re likely thrilled that someone you love is eager to embrace their heritage, but you may also wonder if they’re in safe and suitable hands. When the trip is organized through Birthright Israel, there’s no need to worry. Read More

10 Jewish Podcasts to Listen to Right Now

by Birthright Israel Foundation May 15, 2020 at 8:00 am
10 Jewish Podcasts to Listen to Now

10 Jewish Podcasts to Listen to Right Now

by Birthright Israel Foundation May 15, 2020 at 8:00 am

It’s become the norm to consume information in the form of a podcast. Whether you’re into news, comedy, storytelling, or what’s happening in Israel, the best way to devour information is with your earbuds in and a podcast on. We have searched the world of Jewish/Israel themed podcasts and curated this list for all our Birthright Israel fans. Read More

Quiz: How much do you know about Yom Ha’atzmaut

by Birthright Israel Foundation April 26, 2020 at 8:00 am
Birthright Israel participants holding an Israeli flag

Quiz: How much do you know about Yom Ha’atzmaut

by Birthright Israel Foundation April 26, 2020 at 8:00 am

Every year Jews in Israel and around the world celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel Independence Day. Yom Ha’atzmaut marks the establishment of the modern State of Israel. In many Western Jewish communities, Yom Ha’atzmaut is incorporated into Jewish calendars and followed by a public celebration. This all marks and of course remembers the original date when Israel’s Declaration of Independence was signed in Tel Aviv on May 14, 1948, where David Ben-Gurion read it out loud. Read More

Quiz: Test Your Birthright Israel Knowledge

by Birthright Israel Foundation March 27, 2020 at 7:00 am
Birthright Israel participants taking a selfie while enjoying falafel in Tel Aviv

Quiz: Test Your Birthright Israel Knowledge

by Birthright Israel Foundation March 27, 2020 at 7:00 am

We are pumped to be celebrating 20 years of Birthright Israel. And, we’ve got a whole lot to celebrate. Like our community 750,000 alumni, including 115,000 Israelis, from 68 countries worldwide! Plus, we must show appreciation to Birthright Israel Foundation’s nearly 40,000 annual donors who make all of this a reality. Read More

Two Weeks in Israel and Forever in Our Hearts

by Kyla Gladstone • Boca Raton, FL February 27, 2020 at 5:18 pm
Kyla with fellow alumni in Boca Raton

Two Weeks in Israel and Forever in Our Hearts

by Kyla Gladstone • Boca Raton, FL February 27, 2020 at 5:18 pm

The two weeks I spent in Israel were nothing short of transformative and to show you how much it changed my life; I need to go back a little bit. I went to high school in Boca Raton, FL, where my mom and stepfather still live. As many people already know, Boca Raton is a very Jewish community. Read More

6 Ways to Learn Hebrew After Birthright Israel

by Birthright Israel Foundation February 14, 2019 at 1:15 pm
Birthright Israel alumni downloading apps

6 Ways to Learn Hebrew After Birthright Israel

by Birthright Israel Foundation February 14, 2019 at 1:15 pm

You may be even more familiar with expressions like Sababa or Yofi after your Birthright Israel trip, but there is so much more to the modern Hebrew language. If you’re planning on going back, like most Birthright Israel alumni, check out the apps, YouTube videos, podcasts, and Instagram accounts below to start learning today. Read More