Food Holidays

Dive into Passover with Birthright Israel Foundation

Passover this year begins at sundown on Monday, April 22, and Birthright Israel has everything you need to make it a delicious and meaningful celebration. Whether you're a seasoned seder host or just starting your Passover traditions, this blog is your one-stop shop for resources. Recipes for a Delicious Passover Looking for new recipes to tantalize your taste buds? Look no further!… Read More 
Food Holidays

Beyond the Apple: A Fruity and Fragrant Mizrahi Charoset

Passover is a time for celebrating freedom and sharing traditions with loved ones. A central part of the Seder meal is the symbolic charoset, a dish representing the mortar used by the Israelites during their enslavement in Egypt. While Ashkenazi charoset often features apples, nuts, and wine, Mizrahi traditions offer a vibrant twist. This recipe for Mizrahi charoset incorporates the… Read More 
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Watch How Birthright Israel Strengthens Jewish Communities Worldwide Following October 7

Six months ago, our world was forever changed.  We woke up on October 7 to the news that 1,200 innocent Israelis were murdered and 234 were kidnapped by Hamas.  Homes and families were destroyed as our homeland was under attack. Quickly, we understood the substantial impact these horrific attacks would have on Israeli society, its economy, and Jews around the world.… Read More 

How Birthright Israel Alum Talia Dror Sparked Change with Capitol Hill Testimony

My name is Talia Dror. I'm a student at Cornell studying Industrial and Labor Relations, with minors in business and legal policy. Like many of you who are reading this publication, I'm the child of a brave woman who fled her home country due to religious persecution. A story shared by so many Jewish people. I was raised as a… Read More 
Food Holidays

Hamantaschen in a Hurry: A Delicious Shortcut with Pie Crust

Who says homemade Hamantaschen has to be complicated? This delightful recipe takes the stress out of baking these traditional Purim treats by using a store-bought shortcut: premade pie crust! In under 30 minutes, you can whip up a batch of delicious Hamantaschen bursting with your favorite flavors. There is no need to fuss with making dough from scratch—simply grab a… Read More 

Test Your Purim Smarts: A Multiple Choice Character Quiz

Purim is the Jewish festival celebrating the Jewish people's deliverance from a plot to destroy them, as recounted in the Book of Esther. The story of Queen Esther tells the story of the Jewish people facing a threat of annihilation, but through courage, wit, and faith, the Jewish people ultimately overcome this adversity. Our fun quiz tests your Purim knowledge!… Read More 
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Bogens Host Touching Event in Support of Birthright Israel in Palm Beach

Roberta and Stanley Bogen generously opened their doors for Birthright Israel Foundation's annual Palm Beach event. Guests were treated to inspiring remarks by Roberta Bogen, Birthright Israel co-founder Charles Bronfman, and alumni, highlighting the program's profound impact. From Waitlist to Deep Friendship Chloe Bogen, a University of Texas at Austin graduate, captivated the audience with her story. Initially waitlisted for… Read More 
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Melissa & Roee Wiczyk Host Los Angeles Event feat. Dr. Zohar Raviv

New Los Angeles Cabinet members Melissa and Roee Wiczyk generously welcomed more than 50 friends of Birthright Israel Foundation to their home on Monday, February 26. Guests had the privilege to hear from host Roee Wiczyk, Los Angeles alumna Drea Rice, and Dr. Zohar Raviv, the International Vice President of Educational Strategy for Birthright Israel. Roee opened the gathering by giving… Read More 

From NYC Apartment to Israeli Fields: How Volunteering Rekindled a Young Woman’s Love for Her Heritage

Curious about what draws a young Jewish adult to volunteer in Israel right now? In our interview below, we met Mollie Falk, who was eager to help Israel tangibly during this time. Mollie is a testament to the strength of the next generation. Tell us what initially drew you to volunteer in Israel with humanitarian efforts. Did you have specific… Read More 
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Roberta & Joe Menzin: A Night for Birthright Israel

Last week, National Board Member Roberta Menzin and her husband, Joe, hosted an evening of support for Birthright Israel. Their home was filled with the energy and passion of the Birthright Israel's Miami community. It was a truly inspiring evening that reminded us all of the importance of connecting young Jewish adults to Israel. Celebrating Jewish Identity and Connection Professor… Read More 
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Beyond Sightseeing: How Birthright and Onward Deepened My Connection to Judaism and Israel

I always knew that I was going to go on a Birthright Israel at some point in my life. Growing up, Hebrew school instilled in me the importance of Israel, but something deeper always stirred within. Even practicing for my Bar Mitzvah couldn't quench my thirst for understanding. I currently attend Tulane University, whose vibrant Jewish community kept me connected,… Read More 

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