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 Leadership & Supporters

Taking My Birthright Israel and Excel Experiences to the Next Level

We recently had the chance to catch up with Avery Rosin, Birthright Israel and Birthright Israel Excel alumnus, who has recently taken on leadership roles in our organization both nationally on our Board of Directors and locally in his hometown of Los Angeles on our Leadership Cabinet. Avery’s commitment to our organization has been more than 10 years in the… Read More 
Leadership & Supporters Trip Highlights

San Diego’s Kira Finkenberg Reflects on Her Incredible Summer of Staffing

San Diego resident Kira Finkenberg understands the value of Jewish continuity and has dedicated most of her adult life to serving the NexGen community, holding board positions for five major Jewish organizations. Therefore, when she received a call asking if she’d be interested in staffing a Birthright Israel trip, it was only natural for Kira to say, “How soon do… Read More 
Leadership & Supporters

10 Things Parents Say About Birthright Israel Trips

Is your child interested in going on a Birthright Israel trip? Have they discussed trip options with you or when they plan to go? For many of today's young Jews, a Birthright Israel trip is the first independent Jewish decision they make. Whether your child has discussed details of their upcoming journey with you or just said, "Hey mom, I'm… Read More 
Events Leadership & Supporters

Event Highlights: A Beautiful Summer Evening in the Hamptons

We kicked off the start of our events season on Friday, August 6, 2021 at the home of Mindy and Ron Horowitz in the Hamptons. Nearly 100 guests joined us to enjoy the summer sun and celebrate the magic of Birthright Israel. We had the pleasure of hearing remarks from Birthright Israel Alumni Jamie Schulman and Benji Sklar. Jamie, a New York… Read More 
Leadership & Supporters

Lynne & Howard Halpern: Making Birthright Israel Trips Accessible to All

Birthright Israel began 21 years ago with a bold idea: offer the gift of a life-changing trip to Israel to young Jewish adults and in doing so, transform the Jewish future. A simple yet extremely powerful idea that is continuing to transform the Jewish world. This is in large part thanks to the generosity of donors like Lynne and Howard… Read More 
Leadership & Supporters

Howard Kivell Shares Why We Can’t Deny Our Children Their “Birthright”

If there was ever a crucial time to equip the younger generations of Jews with knowledge and experiences of Israel, it is now. The US and countries worldwide have seen increases in antisemitism and misinformation campaigns targeted at Israel like never before. For those looking to combat antisemitism and lies about Israel, the time to act has come. And, one… Read More 
Leadership & Supporters

Alyce & Phil de Toledo On Birthright Israel and Jewish Continuity

For longtime Birthright Israel Foundation Los Angeles supporters Phil de Toledo and his wife Alyce, their everlasting commitment to the program is simple — they want to sustain Jewish continuity. The couple, who each grew up knowing they were Jewish but had very little connection to Judaism, first became involved in the LA Jewish community through the Wilshire Boulevard Temple.… Read More 
Alumni Leadership & Supporters

“Energized and inspired”: After a year away, Birthright returns to Israel at a critical time

If you're in Israel this month, you can't miss the clusters of them downing falafel on Jerusalem's Ben-Yehuda Street, cooling off in the Dead Sea, climbing Masada at sunrise or slipping prayers between the stones of the Western Wall in Jerusalem. After more than a year of pandemic silence, the Birthrighters have returned with all the gusto of young adults… Read More 
Alumni Leadership & Supporters

Meet Philly Regional Leadership Council Member & Birthright Israel Alumnus Jeffrey Green

Jeffrey Green is a Birthright Israel alumnus and trip staffer (madrich) who has made the program a priority. Recently, Jeffrey stepped up his involvement and joined Birthright Israel Foundation's Philadelphia Regional Leadership Council. Here, he works with community members to encourage investments in Birthright Israel Foundation and local involvement. Jeffrey is even co-chairing the Regional Council's Stewardship Committee, whose goal… Read More 
Alumni Leadership & Supporters Trip Highlights

Easing Fears About Going on the Birthright Israel Trip Alone

We often hear that some Jewish young adults feel apprehensive when they first learn about Birthright Israel, but we promise this trip to the Jewish homeland isn’t too good to be true. The reason the trip costs nothing to participants is that it is a gift that keeps on giving. Every single Jewish young adult who claims their birthright helps… Read More 

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