Alumni Food

How to Make Birthright Israel Chocolate Bark

Sara Armet is a 2012 Birthright Israel alumna who went on to found the luxury chocolate brand, Lady & The Chocolate. Having honed a career in specialty retail at Barneys New York and Bergdorf Goodman, Sara Armet woke up one day with a calling to make ‘the best chocolate you ever had'! Amidst a global pandemic, designing chocolate bark with…   Read More 
Food Holidays

Passover Recipes for Every Plate—and Every Palate

Spring has sprung. Passover is here and you’re already thirsting for the four promises of redemption. Although it’s tempting to think about reclining, everything will fall flatter than the bread of affliction without a little Passover planning. On Passover, we like to mingle the holiday’s greatest hits with a few contemporary recipes. Bubbe’s Matzah Ball Soup is a keeper, of…   Read More 
Alumni Food Trip Highlights

Unexpected Ways Life in Israel Has Influenced Jewish American Culture

Israel is a young country with a flourishing modern culture. You probably already knew that, but it comes as a surprise to some Birthright Israel participants. Many of these Jewish young adults, aged 18-32, don’t give much thought to life in Israel or Jewish living. After the educational and experiential Birthright Israel journey, they enthusiastically embrace their Jewish roots.  “Unless…   Read More 
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Quiz: How much do you know about the Jewish holiday of Purim?

For centuries the Jewish people have been dressing up to celebrate Purim and pay tribute to the bravery of Queen Esther. The festivities of the holiday include reading of the Megillah, shaking our groggers, and eating delicious hamantaschen. Are you ready for some Purim fun? Take our quiz below to see how much you know about the Jewish holiday of…   Read More 
Alumni Food Holidays Trip Highlights

Unique and Easy Hamantaschen Recipes for Everyone

The one thing everybody looks forward to on Purim is eating hamantaschen. This is why we're partnering with Birthright Israel alumna and chef Alexis Sicklick to bring you unique and easy hamantaschen recipes. Keep scrolling for Chef Sicklick's Blackberry Mojito and Delicata Squash hamantaschen recipes. History of Hamantaschen Hamantaschen are known for their unique triangle shape representing the 3-corners of…   Read More 
Food

Traditional Israeli Food and Its Modern American Variations

Rooted in regional and continental influences with a dash of traditional Mizrahi, Sephardic, and Ashkenazi flavors, Israeli cuisine is a collection of ever-evolving delicacies developed by a long-wandering people who are now living in a young and burgeoning nation. Traditional Israeli food isn’t only tied to Jewish holidays like Passover and Shavuot, or relegated to Israeli BBQ. The Israeli culinary…   Read More 
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Shabbat Recipes to Help You Slow Down and Celebrate

After a long week of work or school, Shabbat serves as a prime opportunity to relax, recharge, connect with loved ones, and sit down for a nice meal. The festivities, which begin at sundown on Friday, commemorate the day when G-d rested after creating the entire world, in the Torah.  And you thought your week was busy! TGIF—Literally Enjoying Shabbat…   Read More 
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Israeli BBQ Recipes, Just in Time for Summer

You don’t have to be a seasoned professional to capture the grilling spirit of an Israeli BBQ here in the U.S. this summer. Israelis are known for their delicious charred shashlik (shish kabobs) and steakim (steaks). Our homeland’s Independence Day is commemorated in Spring with massive celebratory barbecues at the national parks (although this year’s celebration was a little different).…   Read More 
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A Kiddush Sprinkle Cookie Recipe You’ll Absolutely Love

It's the cookie any American Jew knows and absolutely loves – the Kiddush cookie. Sometimes known as a sprinkle or confetti cookie too. This light-colored mound of goodness is complete with colorful sprinkles. You may even find them dipped in chocolate and then covered in sprinkles! They are showcased in synagogues around America on Saturday mornings post-Shabbat services. You’ll find them next to…   Read More 
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Celebrate the Season with Sweet and Savory Shavuot Recipes

Whether you haven’t pulled an all-nighter since studying for your college exams or you stay up studying Torah every year, the Jewish festival of Shavuot is a smorgasbord of delicious food. The holiday is known, after all, as the Feast of Weeks. While blintzes and cheesecake are often the stars of the show, they’re far from the only Shavuot recipes…   Read More 
Food Holidays

Recipe Feature: Israeli Salad

Let's add a little Israeli flare to Thanksgiving this year and serve a delicious Israeli salad. So many of our participants not only discover the history of Israel but the flavors as well, and we can almost guarantee that after their Birthright Israel trip, they love Israeli salad. What You Need 2 plum tomatoes, seeds removed and diced 1 bell…   Read More 

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Sheldon Adelson (z'l): A Legacy Worth Leaving - There are few people in this world who can compare to Sheldon and his wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson, when it comes to their generosity and dedication to our people and our homeland. Sheldon has truly transformed the Jewish world. Sheldon Adelson (z'l): A Legacy Worth Leaving - There are few people in this world who can compare to Sheldon and his wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson, when it comes to their generosity and dedication to our people and our homeland. Sheldon has truly transformed the Jewish world.