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Our Mission

Birthright Israel Foundation raises funds in the United States to support Birthright Israel, a program which currently provides 45,000 young Jewish adults annually the gift of a 10-day trip to Israel. It is our goal to ensure the gift of Birthright Israel continues to strengthen Jewish continuity and provide even more young Jewish adults with a connection to Israel for years to come.

Are you interested in seeing our mission in action? Watch this short video and get a glimpse into how we're changing the Jewish future.

Our Vision

Birthright Israel began with a bold idea — offer the gift of a life-changing, 10-day trip to Israel to young Jewish adults between the ages of 18 and 26 — and in doing so, transform the Jewish future. Founded in 1999 by a remarkable group of committed Jewish philanthropists led by Charles Bronfman and Michael Steinhardt, Birthright Israel aims to strengthen Jewish identity, build a lasting bond with the land and people of Israel, and reinforce the solidarity of Jewish people worldwide. Are you interested in learning more? Read about our history »

One of the greatest things in the Jewish world is l'dor v'dor, from generation to generation. When we get into the second generation of Birthright Israel participants, then we’ll know that we’ve not only hit a home run, but a grand slam.


Charles Bronfman, Co‑Founder

Birthright Israel is without a doubt the most impactful program in the last quarter century in the Jewish world, but it’s not over yet, and we have a long way to go.


Michael Steinhardt, Co‑Founder