Our Mission

Birthright Israel Foundation raises the necessary funds each year to support Birthright Israel. Through partnerships with the Government of Israel, the Jewish Federations of North America, the Jewish Agency for Israel and Keren Hayesod as well as the over 32,000 Birthright Israel Foundation donors each year, we work to ensure that Birthright Israel remains a gift to young Jewish adults for years to come.

Our Vision

Birthright Israel began with a bold idea—offering a free, 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, Michael Steinhardt and Lynn Schusterman, 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.