Alums Trip Highlights

Alumna and Chef, Alexis Sicklick hosts Birthright Israel Themed Pop-up Dinner

Alexis Sicklick is a Junior Sous Chef at Aquavit in New York City and went on Birthright Israel in summer 2019 with her sister Tori. Her trip inspired her so much that she is hosting a Birthright Israel themed Pop-Dinner, Experiencing the Deliciousness of Israel, on Monday, November 18, 2019, in New York City (Sign Up Here!). The dinner will… Read More 
Alums Trip Highlights

Birthright Israel Through The Eyes of YouTuber, Tori Sicklick

Birthright Israel was a trip that I had been looking forward to and planning to go on for many, many years. My oldest sister, Morgan, went on her Birthright Israel trip when I was in high school and hearing about her experience and how much she loved it made me want to go on this trip as well. My other… Read More 
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What It’s Like Experiencing Israel’s LGBTQ+ Culture Through Birthright Israel

My name is Monroe Marshall, and I was born in Brooklyn, raised on Long Island, and am currently living in Albany, NY. I am working towards a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology, and Certificate in Public Health Preparedness and Surveillance at The University at Albany, State University of New York. At the time of my LGBTQ+ Birthright Israel trip… Read More 
Alums Trip Highlights

Video: Meet Chloe Rehfield

There's no better way to see the impact of your gift than by hearing it first hand from one of our 700,000+ alumni. It's because of your generosity young Jewish adults around the world are inspired to be Jewish leaders, give Tzedakah and keep our communities vibrant. So, now its time to hear it for yourself from NYC alumna, Chloe… Read More 

Event Highlights: ICA Miami

On Tuesday, November 5, 2019 Birthright Israel Foundation hosted an incredible event at ICA Miami. Our guests had the pleasure of hearing from renowned philanthropist and community member Norman Braman, followed by Birthright Israel Mifgash participant Lior Navon, and 27-32-year-old participant Nicole Livadas. Lior gave great insight into what it's like to be a participant through the lens of an… Read More 
Alums Events

Event Highlights: Hudson Yards Real Estate Community Event

On Monday, November 4, 2019 in New York City we hosted a remarkable program featuring Jeff Blau, CEO of Related Companies, and Dan Doctoroff, Chairman and CEO of Sidewalk Labs for a conversation on Hudson Yards and the intersection of real estate and technology. We also had the opportunity of hearing from Shavit Rootman, former IDF officer and alumnus of… Read More 
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Video: Finding A Higher Purpose Through Birthright Israel

I frequently ask myself, “What is your higher purpose?” It’s a question that I think so many people fail to ask themselves enough. I am a 4th generation Israeli and have a deep family connection to this land. My family experienced the Holocaust and various wars in Israel, of which some of them did not survive, but some did. Due to… Read More 
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Birthright Israel: Renewal, Recovery, and Discovery

In Summer 2019, I ventured to Israel on a Birthright Israel trip focused on renewal. The goal of this trip is to reconnect young people, like myself, who are in recovery or are impacted by addiction with their Jewish heritage and help us reclaim our roles as active members in the Jewish community. As far as I can remember, I… Read More 
Alums Love Stories Trip Highlights

Birthright Israel Love Story: Tori Berkman & Dylan Burstyn

In May 2015, neither Tori or Dylan thought when they signed up for Birthright Israel, they'd meet their soulmate. Now, a few years later, they're engaged and can't wait to start their life together. We had an opportunity to catch up with them and learn how their Birthright Israel love story played out! Did either of you think you'd meet… Read More 

Event Highlights: 2019 Atlanta Cocktail Reception

On Monday, October 28 and Tuesday, October 29, 2019, the Atlanta Jewish community hosted a back-to-back cocktail reception at the home of Andrea and Mike Leven to benefit Birthright Israel Foundation for our major donors ($10,000+). We shared an exceptional program with you including remarks from Zohar Raviv, International Vice President of Educational Strategy at Birthright Israel, Arel Moodie, Birthright… Read More 
Alums Trip Highlights

Going Home: My Birthright Israel Story

Birthright Israel consecrated an unrealized dream that seemed intangible for so long. I grew up as a reform Jew, a fourth-generation American, in a predominantly Irish Catholic community. Looking back, I think we were culturally Jewish out of respect for my grandmother. Both my sisters and I went to Hebrew school on Sundays and Wednesdays, which concluded with our B’nai… Read More 

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