From the desk of Birthright Israel Foundation

I Did It All: An Unparalleled Israeli Experience

by Max Woessner • Philadelphia, PA October 7, 2019 at 5:11 pm
Max's Birthright Israel group

I Did It All: An Unparalleled Israeli Experience

by Max Woessner • Philadelphia, PA October 7, 2019 at 5:11 pm

I will always have a passion for traveling. I’ve lived in Philadelphia all my life and have always enjoyed exploring other states and countries. A few years ago, my parents and I discussed the possibility that I would go on Birthright Israel. I was mildly anxious as we took the idea and started to finalize it. Read More

Birthright Israel: Transforming “Jews by Birth” to “Jews by Worth”

by Dr. Zohar Raviv October 3, 2019 at 6:29 am

As we enter this year’s High Holidays season, I am delighted to share a few thoughts with you all — our extended Birthright Israel family. It is hard to believe, but Birthright Israel embarks on celebrating two decades of operation; and while we are surely gratified by this project’s unprecedented achievements on behalf of world Jewry and the State of Israel, we already try to imagine the next 20 years and the envisioned trajectory of our young Jewish adults in the contemporary world. Read More

Keeping An Open Heart On Birthright Israel

by Thomas Steinhart • San Francisco, CA October 2, 2019 at 7:46 am
Thomas Steinhart, 2019 Birthright Israel Alumnus

Keeping An Open Heart On Birthright Israel

by Thomas Steinhart • San Francisco, CA October 2, 2019 at 7:46 am

When I was in my late twenties, I considered going to Birthright Israel but unfortunately did not have the time to make the trip. When representatives from the organization told me earlier this year that the age limit had increased to 32, I decided to sign up for a trip in July, not wanting to miss another chance. Read More

A High Holiday Message from Birthright Israel Foundation’s CEO

by Birthright Israel Foundation September 26, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Birthright Israel participants

A High Holiday Message from Birthright Israel Foundation’s CEO

by Birthright Israel Foundation September 26, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Dear Friends, The High Holidays are a special time for the Jewish people. Deep rooted in religious practices and tradition, these days are synonymous with community. It is during these holy days that the Jewish people unite together in many shapes and forms to welcome the New Year as one. As we sit in our respective synagogues, we can take great pleasure and pride in our community. Read More

Event Highlights: Israeli Food Tasting at HaSalon NYC

by Birthright Israel Foundation September 26, 2019 at 5:12 pm

Event Highlights: Israeli Food Tasting at HaSalon NYC

by Birthright Israel Foundation September 26, 2019 at 5:12 pm

On Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Birthright Israel Foundation and Birthright Israel Excel hosted over 150 alumni for an Israeli Food Tasting at NYC’s HaSalon! We were excited to be in company with Birthright Israel Foundation’s NYC Young Leadership Council and Fellows from Birthright Israel Excel. Guests had the opportunity to learn more about the Foundation and their work with the 35,000 donors who made their Birthright Israel trips possible. Read More

Birthright Israel and Becoming a Rabbi: The Lasting Impact

by Rabbi Levy September 26, 2019 at 4:55 am

Birthright Israel and Becoming a Rabbi: The Lasting Impact

by Rabbi Levy September 26, 2019 at 4:55 am

Birthright Israel is an experience that strives to maximize every minute of those magical ten days. So it’s no surprise that 18 years ago, on my Birthright Israel trip, I woke up in a Bedouin tent cold, frustrated and exhausted. I staggered onto the bus and promptly fell asleep. Shortly thereafter, we had reached our destination, the base of the Roman ramp that led up to Masada. Read More