In this week’s edition of What Alumni Are Saying we’re hearing from participants from New Jersey. Since Birthright Israel’s inception, 72,305 young Jewish adults from New Jersey have received this life-changing gift. Do you know how many buses participants from New Jersey would fill? You guessed it, 1,807 buses! So, if you’re ready let’s see what participants from New Jersey said about their Birthright Israel trip.

“I can’t even begin to describe what made my Birthright Israel trip so special. Simply put, I went into this trip with zero expectations and to say I was blown away would be an understatement. I became close with so many people that I know I will stay in touch with for the rest of my life and I hope to have the opportunity to be one of the trip’s Madrichim (trip staff) in the future!”
– Brandon, Mahwah, NJ

“I’m thankful for this life-changing trip because I got to reconnect with Judaism and complete this journey not only for myself, but for everyone in my family. We’ve talked about going to Israel as a family before, so for me to be able to go as the only person in my family was an honor.”
– Harrison, North Brunswick, NJ

“Birthright Israel allowed me to experience Israel firsthand and I plan to go back and visit in the coming months. A highlight of the trip was having the Israeli soliders from Rehovot, Israel join our group. Being in Israel gave me a sense of community between other Jewish people that I have never felt before.”
– Kline, Hackettstown, NJ