From the desk of Birthright Israel Foundation

Millennial Jews are not Distancing Themselves from Israel, Quite the Contrary

by Gidi Mark May 21, 2018 at 11:51 pm

News stories have warned us of an unprecedented distancing between Israeli and North American Jewry. The recent decision of actress Natalie Portman to turn down the Genesis Prize – an award that celebrates Jewish achievement and contributions to humanity – has only exacerbated these fears. It seems that each side doesn’t fully grasp the difficulties the other is facing, and that there’s a substantial disagreement concerning many of Israel’s policies. Read More

Getting Back to My Roots

by Nikita Rotin May 17, 2018 at 9:45 am

Getting Back to My Roots

by Nikita Rotin May 17, 2018 at 9:45 am

When I turned 16, my father told me I was Jewish. This isn’t uncommon in Russia, where I was born and raised. Many people discover their Jewish roots later in life. But I just didn’t think I’d be one of them. I spent the next few weeks poring over family documents – birth certificates, passports, letters. 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