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Our Mission

Birthright Israel seeks to ensure that every eligible young Jewish adult around the world, especially the less connected, is given the opportunity to visit Israel on this educational journey.

Birthright Israel Foundation raises funds in the United States to support Birthright Israel. The Birthright Israel program aims to give the gift of an educational trip to Israel to 50,000 young Jewish adults each year.

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Our Vision

Birthright Israel aims to ensure a vibrant future of the Jewish people by strengthening Jewish identity, Jewish communities and connections with Israel.

Birthright Israel began with a bold idea — offer the gift of a life-changing 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, Birthright Israel Foundation has given this gift to more than 750,000 young Jewish adults.

Are you interested in learning more about the Foundation? 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