categoryTrip Highlights

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

Third Time’s a Charm: How I Finally Went on Birthright Israel

by Nicole Wieder March 19, 2019 at 5:12 am
Nicole on Birthright Israel

Third Time’s a Charm: How I Finally Went on Birthright Israel

by Nicole Wieder March 19, 2019 at 5:12 am

My journey to Israel started when I was only nine years old. I had just begun Hebrew school and found out what Israel was from my teacher. When I got home I asked my father if he had traveled there, he said yes and that I would “go home one day.” At the time, I didn’t understand what he meant. Read More

Here’s What One Day on Birthright Israel Looks Like

by Dave Hoffman March 14, 2019 at 6:37 am
David at The Kotel

Here’s What One Day on Birthright Israel Looks Like

by Dave Hoffman March 14, 2019 at 6:37 am

I’m going to speak to you, yes you, the one who is curious how just twenty-four hours on Birthright Israel can change your life. Are you ready? Before waking up, let me paint a picture of the first few days of the trip. Forty people from different backgrounds and all over the world go from strangers to friends to family, and I am not exaggerating. Read More

The 5 Best Cafes in Tel Aviv for Brunch

by Amy Albertson March 7, 2019 at 8:24 am
The 5 Best Cafes for Brunch in Tel Aviv

The 5 Best Cafes in Tel Aviv for Brunch

by Amy Albertson March 7, 2019 at 8:24 am

As told by Birthright Israel alumna and Tel Aviv local, Amy Albertson of The Asian Israeli. Israel might be the Jewish state, but in Tel Aviv brunch is like a religion. There are endless spots to try, each serving up their versions of the “Israeli breakfast” – a spread of eggs made to order, cheeses, dips, bread, and it usually includes a coffee and/or juice. Read More

5 Unforgettable Memories of Bar & Bat Mitzvahs from this Winter

by Birthright Israel Foundation March 5, 2019 at 9:32 am
Elizabeth and her group

5 Unforgettable Memories of Bar & Bat Mitzvahs from this Winter

by Birthright Israel Foundation March 5, 2019 at 9:32 am

“It’s hard to name one favorite memory from my Birthright Israel trip, however, for me it was exploring my Judaism. I had never had a Bar Mitzvah and I was able to have one on Birthright. It was a very special moment to be able to share with everyone in my group. Read More

Then & Now: Daniel Samoohi

by Daniel Samoohi February 28, 2019 at 9:03 am
Daniel at the Kotel in 2000

Then & Now: Daniel Samoohi

by Daniel Samoohi February 28, 2019 at 9:03 am

January 2000 Dear Mr. Bronfman, Hope all is well. I’d like to begin by saying thank you for making the Birthright Israel trip possible for me and the thousands of others that took part in this experience. For me, it was an experience that can never be relived again. I can’t imagine the time, thought and effort that was put into this trip. Read More