Holidays Leadership & Supporters

Shana Tova from Southern California

Preparing for Rosh Hashanah and the High Holidays is a perfect time to reflect on and celebrate moments from the past year that matter. At Birthright Israel Foundation, the successful relaunch of our trips in the wake of both a global pandemic and conflict in Israel is one of those moments. Thanks to your belief and commitment to our mission,… Read More 
Alumni Holidays Trip Highlights

Quiz: How Well-Rounded is Your Jewish Knowledge?

Can you name one of the primary founders of state of Israel? What is tzedakah? Would you consider yourself a Gal Gadot superfan? As you answer the questions, we hope you are reminded of the wonderful heritage, history and culture young Jewish adults can discover on a journey with Birthright Israel! Take our quiz below to see if your knowledge of… Read More 
Alumni Holidays Leadership & Supporters

Birthright Israel to Motherhood: Marisa Obuchowski

In today's world, mothers are superwomen doing everything from taking care of the home and kids — all while juggling careers. More so, if you're a Jewish or Jew-ish mom, you're tackling all of the above while ensuring your children are proud Jews. Giving our children a strong connection to their Jewish identity is an even greater task today than… 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 Holidays

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 
Alumni Holidays

Video: Birthright Israel Alumni are Thankful for You

Since we are in the month of giving thanks, we want to share a message of gratitude. Thank you for believing in Birthright Israel through these uncertain times. Thank you for your unwavering support of what this educational trip can do for young Jews worldwide. In the video below, you'll hear why 10 Birthright Israel alumni are thankful to you!… Read More 
Holidays Leadership & Supporters

A Message from Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks to the Supporters of Birthright Israel

Dear Friends, In decades to come, we will look back on 2020 as a watershed moment. The COVID-19 pandemic has already changed so much. We are in the midst of a public health crisis, an economic crisis, a race crisis, a law and order crisis, the ripples of which have been felt around the world. To rebuild what we have… Read More 
Alumni Holidays Trip Highlights

Birthright Israel: The Gift for the Jewish Future

A dangerous misconception exists; the Jewish people are oriented to the past. Our collective age, deep connection to ancient traditions, our lived memory of events centuries before our time, the image of Tevye singing, “Tradition!” and more sometimes belie the truth: We are not a people of the past. We are a people of the future.  In our tradition, we count up. Whether it… Read More 
Holidays

What Is Rosh Hashanah? 10 Key Facts to Know

The Jewish High Holy Days, also known as the 10 Days of Repentance or Awe, are approaching faster than three blasts of a ram’s horn. It’s time for us to let go of the old as we embrace the Jewish New Year. A time of reflection and renewal, the High Holy Days kick off with Rosh Hashanah, Hebrew for “head… Read More 
Holidays Leadership & Supporters

Looking Forward: A Rosh Hashanah Message from Izzy Tapoohi

Each year as the summer winds down, the Jewish community prepares to observe the High Holy Days.  The evening breeze, the anticipation of fall, are all part of the build-up to Rosh Hashanah.  We enjoy the last minutes of summer, we prepare our children and grandchildren to return to school, we shop for dresses, ties, and shoes to add to… Read More 

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