Alumni Holidays Leadership & Supporters

Chanukah Video Messages From Birthright Israel Alums

As you gather with friends and family this Chanukah, we want you to be reminded of another modern-day miracle you have helped create — Birthright Israel. For over 22 years, your generosity has fueled this transformational program and helped 800,000-plus young Jews better understand their heritage and the State of Israel. Like the story of Chanukah that teaches us never… Read More 
Holidays

8 Facts to Know About Chanukah

Chanukah begins at sundown on Sunday, December 18, and ends at sundown on Monday, December 26. As your prepare for this Jewish festival, we thought it was only proper to review a few fun Chanukah facts and share our Chanukah-themed coloring page for kids. More so, we've got great recipes, perfect for the occasion. 8 Facts to Know About Chanukah… 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 
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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Shavuot?

Are you familiar with the Jewish festival of Shavuot and all it entails? Thousands of years ago, what began as a harvest festival now commemorates the Israelites receiving the Torah at Mt. Sinai. And from there, Jews throughout the world celebrate with dairy delights and all-night study sessions. So, whether you're familiar with Shavuot or not, we suggest taking our… Read More 
Holidays

Quiz: Which Hamantaschen Are You?

The Jewish holiday of Purim is Monday, March 6, 2023, and we already can't stop thinking about hamantaschen. From poppyseed to chocolate to Nutella, our mouths are drooling just thinking about which ones we'll bake. If you are just as excited about hamantaschen and of course, the story of Purim, then you must take our quiz. Are you ready to… Read More 
Food Holidays

Purim Recipe Feature: Hot Fudge Hamantaschen

Purim 2023 begins the evening of Monday, March 6, and ends on the evening of Tuesday, March 7. Whether you're a fan of traditional hamantaschen fillings like raspberry or poppyseed, your taste buds won't want to miss this hot fudge filling. The filling recipe is composed of heavy cream, dark chocolate, and brown sugar to make it oh so decadent.… Read More 
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What is Tu Bishvat, the New Year of Trees? What You Need to Know

Happy birthday, trees! Tu Bishvat falls on February 5, 2023, which is the 15th of the Hebrew month of Shevat. Rabbis long ago established the 15th of Shevat as the official birthday of all trees regardless of when they were planted. The 15th of Shevat marks the season when the trees in Israel begin to bloom and bear new fruits.… Read More 
Holidays

Video: This Thanksgiving, We’re Thankful For You

It is the time to give thanks and Birthright Israel Foundation is excited to give a huge Toda Rabah (thank you) to our donors. Thank you for your unwavering support of our mission and your investment in our future. We are proud to say our family of donors is 40,000 people strong and growing. Your generosity is what ensures young… Read More 
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 

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