Leadership & Supporters

Adelson, Bronfman Call on Jews to Invest in Birthright Israel

Philanthropists Dr. Miriam Adelson and Charles Bronfman addressed Birthright Israel Foundation’s board meeting on Tuesday, speaking of the need for increased support from the greater Jewish community. They stressed the need for not only increased support from current donors but to educate and inspire new sources of support from the wider Jewish community to maximize the number of participants in… Read More 

Birthright Israel Foundation Hosts “A Night in Tel Aviv” for LA Donors

On Thursday, November 17, 2022, Birthright Israel Foundation hosted a "Night in Tel Aviv" for our Los Angeles community. It was an amazing event filled with great company, an inspiring program, and delicious Israeli food stations. Our keynote speaker Gidi Mark, International CEO of Birthright Israel, spoke in conversation with Lisa Daftari, award-winning Journalist and 2007 Los Angeles Birthright Israel Alum.… Read More 
Events Leadership & Supporters

Sabrina & Ighal Goldfarb Host Noa Tishby for Birthright Israel Foundation in Bal Harbour

On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, Birthright Israel Foundation supporters Sabrina & Ighal Goldfarb hosted a luncheon for guests featuring an interview between Noa Tishby, Israel's First Antisemitism Envoy and Eden Cohen, Birthright Israel Alum and Founder of A Wider Frame. The luncheon was in partnership with The Shul of Bal Harbour. Those in attendance were fortunate to hear remarks from… Read More 
Alumni Trip Highlights

Video: Tyler Scheff Gives Thanks to Birthright Israel Foundation Donors

Tyler Scheff is a Birthright Israel alum from Baltimore, MD, who works in healthcare marketing. He is also a videographer and photographer. His passions include travel and helping people share their stories through visual media. Birthright Israel Foundation is fortunate to Tyler for sharing his gratitude for the trip through the short video below. Tyler is just one example of… Read More 
Events Leadership & Supporters

Birthright Israel Foundation Hosts Noa Tishby & Eden Cohen in Miami

On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, Birthright Israel Foundation hosted our annual Miami reception featuring Noa Tishby, Israel's First Antisemitism Envoy, Eden Cohen, Birthright Israel Alum and Founder of A Wider Frame, along with Will Levenson, summer 2022 participant. The spectacular event was held at ICA Miami and chaired by Kerrin and Peter Bermont, Margo and Yoram Cohen, and Edie Laquer.… Read More 
Alumni Trip Highlights

What Being a Birthright Israel Tour Educator is Really Like

It was 5:30 AM on May 24, 2022, when I waited for my first Birthright Israel group to arrive. It was going to be my first experience as a tour educator. As the young American Jews arrived, I approached each one, shook their hand, and welcomed them with “naim me’od,” Hebrew for “pleased to meet you.” Little did I know then… Read More 
Alumni Trip Highlights

Florida Alum Will Levenson Says Signing Up for Birthright Israel Was Never a Debate

I am Will “Big Will” Leveson. I am from Parkland, Florida and I currently split my time between Pompano Beach and Gainesville during the school year. I am a 4th-year Journalism and Sports media major at the University of Florida and a communications intern with the Miami Dolphins. My passions are broadcasting and sports. I love speaking publicly and talking… Read More 
Alumni Trip Highlights

Q&A with LA Birthright Israel Alum and Staffer Dylan Brush

Dylan Brush is a recent Birthright Israel alum who immediately felt accepted in Israel. When Dylan returned to Los Angeles, he knew those ten days on the trip forever changed him. Dylan went on to become a Birthright Israel madrich, otherwise known as a trip staffer for a Tel Aviv Pride trip. During his time staffing, Dylan hoped to show… Read More 
Alumni Trip Highlights

Meet 2022 Palm Beach Birthright Israel Alum Sarah Ackerman

Sarah Ackerman is the granddaughter of a Holocaust survivor and a proud Jewish American. She grew up in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, and currently resides in Orlando, where she is attending the University of Central Florida. Sara is studying clinical psychology with the hopes of graduating in spring 2023, where she will then get a master’s in clinical mental health… Read More 
Events Leadership & Supporters

Viki Freeman Hosts Birthright Israel Foundation’s Atlanta Major Donor Event

On Tuesday, October 25, 2022, Birthright Israel Foundation supporter Viki Freeman hosted over 70 of the organization's most committed philanthropists from Atlanta. The event was exclusively for those donors giving $10,000 or more to Birthright Israel Foundation. Local Atlanta alumni also joined the donors to meet and thank those who made their experiences a reality. MAKE A GIFT NOW Atlanta musician and alum… Read More 
Alumni Trip Highlights

Birthright Israel: Stepping Into My Jewish Story

I didn’t want to go on Birthright Israel. It seems crazy to say now, but it’s absolutely true. An all-expenses paid trip to Israel was of little interest to me in my early twenties when I was just kicking off my journalism career. I was busy with so many things — road trips with friends, concerts, keeping up with my… Read More 

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