A Short & Sweet Passover Haggadah

Are you ready for Passover? The Jewish festival begins at sundown on Wednesday, April 5, and ends at sundown on Thursday, April 13. This year, to help make your seder special, Birthright Israel Foundation produced a short and sweet Passover Haggadah. Our Haggadah is complete with the story of Passover, blessings, and a guide to the seder plate. Plus, there… Read More 

How to Make a Purim Gift Basket or Mishloach Manot

You may be most familiar with dressing up in costume or shouting "Boo Haman" during Purim but sending Mishloach Manot, or Purim gift baskets, are also a fun tradition. Sending the gift baskets is a tradition from the Book of Esther and helps us celebrate Queen Esther and the Jewish people's victory over Haman. In ancient times, one would send… Read More 

Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Tu Bishvat

Get ready to test your knowledge of the Jewish festival of Tu Bishvat. Tu Bishvat begins at sundown on February 5, 2023, and ends at sundown on February 6, 2023. On the Hebrew calendar, the holiday begins on the 15th of Shevat. The 15th of Shevat marks the season when the trees in Israel begin to bloom and bear new… Read More 
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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 

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 

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 

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 

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 
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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 

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 

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 

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