Leadership & Supporters

What Dads Love About Birthright Israel

Birthright Israel dads are some of the program's most devoted supporters and best fans. They know just how important it is for young Jews to see Israel for themselves and form bonds with the land and people. That is why we're giving out a shoutout to Birthright Israel dads everywhere on Father's Day and sharing a few reasons why they… Read More 
Alumni Leadership & Supporters

5 Things Moms Love About Birthright Israel

You'd guess right if you guessed that Jewish mothers are some of Birthright Israel's biggest fans and Birthright Israel Foundation's most devoted supporters. For over two decades, Jewish moms and grandmothers have encouraged their offspring to sign up for Birthright Israel. They know that a peer-led experience in Israel encourages their children to find their own connections to the land… Read More 
Events Leadership & Supporters

Miami Insider’s Briefing Feat. Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief of The Jerusalem Post

On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, in Miami, Birthright Israel Foundation supporters came together for an insider's briefing. The event featured the editor-in-chief of The Jerusalem Post, Yaakov Katz. He updated the attendees on the latest developments in Israel and the importance of Birthright Israel as a strategic asset to the Jewish people. MAKE A GIFT NOW The event was generously hosted at the… Read More 
Leadership & Supporters

Stephen Grand z”l: A Legacy That Will Forever Impact Birthright Israel and the Jewish People

Stephen Grand believed in Birthright Israel so much that he wanted to ensure its success and impact would live on after his lifetime. Stephen bequeathed $5 million to Birthright Israel Foundation, leaving his mark on the Jewish people, the State of Israel, and Birthright Israel, forever. Stephen spent significant time and resources dedicated to causes that strengthened Israel and the… Read More 
Events Leadership & Supporters

Rhonda Small Hosts an Uplifting Lunch to Benefit Birthright Israel in Boca Raton

On Tuesday, March 15, 2022, Rhonda Small hosted an uplifting luncheon to benefit Birthright Israel Foundation at The Polo Club in Boca Raton, FL. Our warmest thanks to all who could join us for this event. Guests had the pleasure of hearing remarks from Izzy Tapoohi, President & CEO of Birthright Israel Foundation , and local Birthright Israel Alumna Alana Wortsman, and Mifgash Alumnus… Read More 
Events Leadership & Supporters

Our Palm Beach Pre-Gala Event Honoring Co-Founder Charles Bronfman Inspires All

Thanks to all who were able to join us for a spectacular evening in celebration and support of Birthright Israel Foundation for our pre-gala celebration in Palm Beach honoring Charles Bronfman. We thank Lisa and Steven Tananbaum for opening their home and hosting such a beautiful event. It was such a special evening hearing from our four alumni speakers, Guido… Read More 
Alumni Leadership & Supporters

Birthright Israel: Not Just a Trip, But a Gruber Family Affair

When Jennifer Gruber first heard of Birthright Israel, the only words she could say to her daughter were, "you have to do this." Earlier that evening, Jennifer and her husband Brad attended a UJA event where they heard an alumnus of Birthright Israel speak. They were stunned that they had only just heard of the trip. Jennifer was then gung-ho… Read More 
Alumni Leadership & Supporters Trip Highlights

Birthright Israel Honors Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion Month

Each February Jewish organizations worldwide unite to raise awareness and promote the acceptance and inclusion of people with disabilities and mental health conditions. In 2009, the Jewish Special Education International Consortium announced that February would officially be Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion Month (JDAIM). Birthright Israel Foundation is proud to celebrate JDAIM and its endeavors. How to Take Part… Read More 
Leadership & Supporters

Why Parents Lisa & Hal Philipson Know Birthright Israel Instills Pride in Young Jews

When Lisa Philipson was growing up in Atlanta involvement in the Jewish community was seamless. She recalls the JCC being a center point of her childhood and BBYO the thing that every kid did. Plus, synagogues were always bustling with the young and the old. However, as the years went on, the Jewish community evolved and the younger generations became… Read More 
Alumni Leadership & Supporters

Top Podcasts Created by Birthright Israel Alumni

Many of the names below may surprise you but, with 750,000+ trip participants, several of them have risen to fame, and with fame comes a podcast. The Birthright Israel alumni below cover various topics from entrepreneurship to art and comedy. We also have a roundup of the best Jewish and Israel-themed podcasts on the planet if you're looking for even… Read More 
Leadership & Supporters Trip Highlights

Onward Israel merges with Birthright as part of effort to appeal to new audiences

Two organizations that provide Israel experiences for Jewish young adults, Birthright Israel and Onward Israel, are announcing their merger this week with the goal of strengthening the relationship between Diaspora Jews worldwide and the Jewish state. “Since its inception, Birthright has evolved from solely the traditional 10-day trip to cater to the growing needs and interests of our participants, such… Read More 

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