Leadership & Supporters Trip Highlights

Seeing Strength and Purpose in Times of Conflict: Irwin Siegel Revisits his Time in Israel

Israel holds a special place in the hearts of Irwin and Faye Siegel, supporters of Jewish causes. So, when their grandchildren returned from Birthright Israel trips over the years with eyes alight and stories of the vibrant Israeli culture and its unwavering spirit, it was like watching a familiar flame bloom brighter. The Siegel's recognized the transformative power of the… Read More 
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United Under the Israeli Sun: How Birthright Israel Became a Beacon of Solidarity in 2023

In 2023, Birthright Israel witnessed an extraordinary outpouring of connection and resilience. Over 27,000 young Jewish adults embarked on transformative journeys, immersing themselves in Israel’s vibrant culture and rich history through our programs. These programs, be they the classic 10-day trip, Onward or Excel, were more than just sightseeing; they sparked personal growth and ignited a sense of belonging to… Read More 
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Birthright Israel Foundation Honors LA Community Leader & Philanthropist Steven J. Fishman

On Thursday, November 9, 2023, hundreds of Los Angeles Birthright Israel Foundation supporters gathered to honor lay leader Steven J. Fishman and hear the incredible news of the Arline & Buddy Pepp $1,000,000 match. We are grateful to our co-chairs, Lynn & Les Bider, Caroline & Michael Hackman, and Janice Kamenir-Reznik & Benjamin Reznick. The evening represented the community's unwavering support for Israel and demonstrated the… Read More 
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Highlights from San Francisco’s Show Up for Israel

On Sunday, November 12, 2023, San Francisco donors attended our Show Up for Israel event supporting Birthright Israel Foundation. The event was chaired by Nancy Grand and honored Lily Kanter for her dedication to Birthright Israel's program. MAKE A GIFT NOW The evening's five speakers built a strong case for supporting Birthright Israel. We hope that their words and experience inspire our community's… Read More 
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Bearing Witness to the Atrocities and Trauma Israelis Continue to Experience

Last week, I had the most impactful days of my life in Israel. I participated in a two-day solidarity mission to Israel with about a dozen international lay leaders of Birthright. It is so important to those who we met with that they share what they experienced and that, in turn, we all share what we learned as broadly as… Read More 
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Lyn & Barry Chasen Host an Intimate Gathering to Support Birthright Israel

On Tuesday, November 14, 2023, Birthright Israel Foundation supporters Lyn & Barry Chasen hosted an intimate and inspiring evening for their community in support of Birthright Israel's mission. Lyn opened the evening by showing gratitude to the nearly 300,000 people, including hundreds of Birthright Israel alums, who attended the March for Israel. MAKE A GIFT NOW Three Birthright Israel alums, Arielle Becker, Gabriella… Read More 
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Video: Energized Birthright Israel Alums at the March for Israel

On Tuesday, November 14, 2023, the Jewish community in the US had a monumental display of support for Israel. The March for Israel, the nation's largest pro-Israel rally, was organized with the firm conviction to remind the world about the kidnapped hostages and to confront antisemitism head-on. An impressive crowd of nearly 300,000 individuals convened at Washington, DC's National Mall,… Read More 
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Visiting Sites of the October 7th Massacre: A Personal Reflection

I've participated in and staffed dozens of trips and missions to Israel. This last one — a Birthright Israel Solidarity Mission that I staffed as part of my work as Israel Liaison for Birthright Israel Foundation — was the most meaningful of them all. We visited the South of Israel on the Gaza Border Region, which is today a closed… Read More 
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International Leadership Join Solidarity Mission to Israel

Birthright Israel hosted a life-changing Solidarity Mission from November 6-8, 2023, bringing together 18 community leaders and supporters from the Birthright Israel family across six countries: the United States, France, Mexico, Uruguay, Canada, and Italy. It was an incredibly special and unique experience for those who participated. The Mission began with a warm welcome from Gidi Mark, CEO of Birthright… Read More 
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Eden Cohen, Elias Saratovsky Inspire Atlanta Donors

On Thursday, November 2, 2023, Birthright Israel Foundation donors Cathy Selig Kuranoff and Steve Kuranoff, along with co-chairs Amy and Bryan Lewis, hosted a beautiful evening for Birthright Israel. The night was a true reminder of Atlanta's passion for Israel and its dedication to Birthright Israel Foundation. MAKE A GIFT NOW Guests enjoyed hearing how Birthright Israel unequivocally shaped Eden Cohen's life, along… Read More 
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A Night of Solidarity & Hope for Israel in Miami

On Wednesday, November 1, 2023, donors and alums of Birthright Israel Foundation gathered in Miami for an evening of solidarity and hope for Israel. The evening was co-chaired by Carolyn & Melvyn Miller, Marla & David Susser, and Debi & Jeffrey Wechsler. The program opened with touching remarks from former IDF Air Force Pilot Shaked Rogovsky and his wife Karin, who also had the… Read More 

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