Alumni Trip Highlights

Father’s Day Wisdom from Birthright Israel Alumnus Alexei Brovarnik of 90 Day Fiancé

This Father’s Day, we’re excited to feature an exclusive interview with Birthright Israel alumnus Alexei Brovarnik. Alexei participated in Birthright Israel in 2013, where he met Loren née Goldstone, who would eventually become his wife. The couple fell in love during their trip and would go on to have the most famous Birthright Israel love story in the program's 21-year… 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 Trip Highlights

Meet LGBTQ+ Birthright Israel Alumnus Alex Lin-Goldsmith

Alex Lin-Goldsmith participated in Birthright Israel over 10 years ago and says he's still reaping the benefits of his trip. Like many LGBTQ+ participants, Alex discovered Israel's diverse culture and got an inside look at the country's LGBTQ+ community. From then on, he made lifelong friends and frequently spoke about his experience. In the years following his trip, Alex met… 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 
Leadership & Supporters

An Open Letter to the Jewish People About Birthright Israel and Israel Education

On May 25, the first Taglit Birthright Israel participants since the pandemic’s outbreak landed at Ben-Gurion airport. The Covid-19 crisis confirmed many of Birthright’s essential values. In our isolation, we all felt the anguish of the loneliness Birthright counters with group trips and community consciousness. Ideologically, we lived Birthright’s lively Jewish, Zionist and liberal-democratic dance. We cherished the particular—safe homes,… Read More 
Leadership & Supporters

The Battle for Israel’s Image: The Solution is to Bring People to Israel and as Many as Possible

We are in this battle and we lose time and time again, and not by chance. Let's start with numbers that do not work in our favor: Jews make up only 0.2% of the world's population, while one in four people in the world is Muslim. We will continue in countries in the Arab world that have been investing huge… Read More 
Trip Highlights

Birthright Israel Resumes: Video of the First Trip to Israel

Birthright Israel is excited to announce their first group arrived in Israel on May 24, 2021, after a long postponement due to COVID-19. Young Jewish adults from New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Florida, Texas, and several other states were the first to partake in this life-changing journey. They were also joined by two Birthright Israel staff members known as Madrichim.… Read More 
Alumni Trip Highlights

Jake Weiss Recaps Birthright Israel with the University of Miami

My name is Jake Weiss and I currently live in Miami, Florida. I’m a 2017 alumnus of Birthright Israel, currently working as a business development analyst for a property management firm. I love sports, exercise, music, food, movies, and warm weather! I’m also someone who loves to travel and has a lot of pride being a Jew, so I always… Read More 
Trip Highlights

An In-Depth Sample Itinerary of Birthright Israel Trips

Birthright Israel is an unforgettable educational experience based on research and evaluation. Each trip has a unique itinerary based on travel dates, interests, and educational elements. Through Birthright Israel offers many niche opportunities; one thing is constant: Birthright Israel is the largest educational program in the history of the Jewish people. We can promise you it's an experience like no… Read More 

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