Annual Giving Circles

Supporters in Birthright Israel Foundation's Annual Giving Circles are transforming an entire generation and investing in our Jewish future. We are honored to recognize our donors' generosity and commitment to Birthright Israel with the Masada, Jaffa, Negev, Galilee, Benefactors and Founders Circles*. A sampling of ways that your giving supports our mission at each giving circle is shared below.

For more information about our Annual Giving Circles, please contact Rachel Zolna, Associate Director, Affinity Giving, at or call (212) 419-2879.

* Please note our Annual Giving Circles are based on the greater of a donor's/foundation's annual support from the years 2014 or 2015.

Masada Circle ($3,000–$9,999)

Your generosity sponsors up to three young Jewish adults from North America on a life changing Birthright Israel experience.

Supporters in the Masada Circle receive special updates from across the Birthright Israel community including the bi-annual Foundation publication — Journeys Magazine, Israel mission invitations, VIP Concierge Services when traveling to Israel, and special insider updates from Foundation President, David Fisher, and our organization's leadership.

Jaffa Circle ($10,000–$29,999)

Your support allows us to enrich the 10-day group experience by including Israeli young adults on every bus, fostering connections and friendships that last for a lifetime.

In addition to the benefits of the Masada Circle, supporters in the Jaffa Circle will receive many opportunities to enrich their connection to Birthright Israel, both in their communities and through national events and programs. These exclusive experiences include invitations to attend Birthright Israel Foundation's National Gatherings around the United States and annual recognition events; and the opportunity to connect with International and North American leadership and contributors, including briefings from senior leadership and founders.

Negev Circle ($30,000–$59,999)

Your contribution enables us to supplement the cost for young adults participating in special needs or interest-based groups, ensuring our program is inclusive and diverse in our offerings.

In addition to the benefits of our Jaffa Circle, Negev Circle supporters have the opportunity to engage with Birthright Israel in the U.S., as well as abroad. With invitations to join participants during the 10-day trip, and VIP house seats to our "Mega Events" in Israel, exclusive evenings of top Israeli talent and celebration, our supporters get to share in some of the once in a lifetime trip experiences for themselves.

Galilee Circle ($60,000–$99,999)

Your gift helps us bring together thousands of participants in Israel for international celebrations ("Mega Events") to enjoy Israeli-style entertainment and find out about ways to continue their Jewish journeys.

In addition to the benefits of the Negev Circle, Galilee Circle supporters can experience the power of their investment with opportunities to interact with alumni on a more personal level. Private briefings with top Israeli government officials, authors, entrepreneurs, and cultural leaders are offered.

Benefactors Circle ($100,000+)

Your investment at this level ensures our commitment to setting the highest standards for our educational platform driven and monitored by leading experts in the fields of Jewish and Israel education.

Supporters in the Benefactors Circle are part of a leading group of donors who participate in exclusive events and travel opportunities. They engage in intimate conversations with Israel's top government leaders including its Prime Minister and Speaker of the Knesset, as well as exclusive gatherings with our U.S. Ambassador to Israel, and other members of the diplomatic corps.

Founders Circle ($2.5 Million+ Over a Lifetime)

Your contribution enables us to supplement the cost for young adults participating in special needs or interest-based groups, ensuring our program is inclusive and diverse in our offerings.

The Founders Circle is comprised of a special group of philanthropists and their families who inspire and solidify the future of the Birthright Israel through their deep and continued support. These supporters are brought together annually to share ideas and to serve as a resource to the Birthright Israel Foundation.