Alums Leadership & Supporters

11 Jewish Podcasts to Listen to Right Now

It's become the norm to consume information in the form of a podcast. Whether you're into news, comedy, storytelling, or what's happening in Israel, the best way to devour information is with your earbuds in and a podcast on. We have searched the world of Jewish and Israel-themed podcasts and curated this list for all our Birthright Israel fans. With… Read More 
Alums Trip Highlights

Birthright Israel: Seeing for Yourself

My name is Sophie Milstein, and I will share a tale of rediscovery with you. Here is how this will look: I will tell you my common experience being a Midwest American Jew. I will describe to you a likely familiar experience of lost connection. But stay with me; after all, this is a redemption story. I grew up in… Read More 
Events Leadership & Supporters

Tour Educator Noa Tadmor Inspires Atlanta’s Jewish Community

Birthright Israel Foundation supporters in Atlanta hosted former IDF soldier, Israeli participant, and tour educator Noa Tadmor for two-inspiring days of impact. The events kicked off with a breakfast hosted by The Marcus Foundation, Inc., a staunch supporter of Birthright Israel's program and a leader in Jewish philanthropy in Atlanta. Yoni Kaiser-Blueth, Program Director at The Marcus Foundation, Inc., opened… Read More 

Gables Club Lunch with Birthright Israel Tour Educator Noa Tadmor

On Tuesday, March 28, 2023, Birthright Israel Foundation was graciously hosted by several donors at the Gables Club in Miami for an exclusive lunch featuring former IDF solider and tour educator Noa Tadmor. We are thankful to our host committee, Carolyn and Mel Miller, Nadine Foldes, Zelda Schwebel, Roz Berrin, Barbara Furman, Nedra Kalish, Dorothy and Aaron Podhurst, for making… Read More 
Events Leadership & Supporters

Celebrating a Landmark Gift at the Jewish Funders Network Conference

On Monday, March 20, 2023, Birthright Israel hosted a special reception at the Jewish Funders Network international conference to celebrate a landmark gift from the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation and Bronfman Hauptman Family Foundation. The major multi-year gift was made in honor of their father (and father-in-law), Birthright Israel co-founder Charles Bronfman. The gift will enable Birthright Israel… Read More 
Events Leadership & Supporters

Donors Lauren & Ilan Kempler Host Tour Educator Noa Tadmor & Alum Risa Shiman in Miami

On Monday, March 27, 2023, Birthright Israel Foundation donors Lauren and Ilan Kempler hosted Israeli alum and tour educator Noa Tadmor to rally support for the classic 10-day trip. Lauren and Ilan opened the evening's program with touching remarks about their passion for the Jewish community and Israel. Local South Florida alum and donor Risa Shiman shared how her trip… Read More 
Leadership & Supporters

Facing a New Challenge: 20,000 Young Jewish Adults Left Behind for Birthright Israel

Demand for the classic 10-day Birthright Israel trip is at an all-time high in our post-Covid world. Young Jewish adults are craving a sense of belonging, spaces where they feel safe to be Jewish, and, most of all, an opportunity to see Israel for themselves.   As an organization, we were thrilled when we received 32,000 applications for our summer 2023… Read More 
Alums Leadership & Supporters

Poll: Why Do You Support Birthright Israel Foundation?

Birthright Israel Foundation is fortunate to have supporters throughout the United States dedicated to helping provide young Jewish adults with transformative Israel experiences. Especially during this crucial time when 20,000 young Jews are waitlisted for the 10-day trip. Many of our donors give so that the next generation forms unbreakable bonds with the land and people of Israel while further… Read More 
Events Leadership & Supporters

Mei Sze & Jeff Greene Host an Awe-Inspiring Philanthropic Event for Palm Beach

On Wednesday, March 9, Mei Sze and Jeff Greene hosted Birthright Israel Foundation's annual Palm Beach event for an awe-inspiring evening celebrating the impact of the classic 10-day educational experience. Our Palm beach supporters were excited to hear from Jeff Greene on the importance of education for today's youth and Jewish young adults and a Birthright Israel update from the… Read More 
Alums Leadership & Supporters Trip Highlights

How an Investment in Birthright Israel Creates Jewish Pride

The easiest way to get someone to disappear is to make them feel ashamed of who they are. And the best way to combat hate is actually with pride. I understand both things as a Jew and a person of color. I grew up in the projects of Brooklyn, NY, to a dark-skinned Jamaican father and an Ashkenazi mother —… 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 

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