What Our Stakeholders Say
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."
The gift of a Birthright Israel trip connects our Jewish children to their heritage...I want to take the message of Birthright Israel everywhere so that everyone has the opportunity to support the best hope we have to guarantee our Jewish future."
There is simply no experience in the Jewish world today more profoundly impactful than Birthright Israel...The numbers from years of research bear this out. I feel it is our sacred duty to strengthen our young people’s Jewish identities and connection to Israel."
The quality of the program and the constant refrain from the participants that 'Birthright Israel changed my life' has given me comfort to know that the continuity of leadership and involvement in our Jewish community would be assured."
Birthright Israel supports Israel by giving Jewish youth a view of what life in Israel looks like. Almost without exception, this benefits our children and grandchildren and the country of Israel in a way no other experience does.
I have seen again and again how this life-changing experience impacts young Jewish adults. They come back home feeling a love and pride of being Jewish. The Jewish world needs this now more than ever. The future of the Jewish people is Birthright Israel."
We thought [Birthright Israel] was a good opportunity to transfer our love of Israel to future generations. To extend to people who would never otherwise come to Israel, the opportunity to fall in love."
I love Jewish peoplehood and Birthright Israel is an incredible expression of global peoplehood. This program is a gift, not just to its direct participants, but to Israel more broadly."
The Lasting Impact of Birthright Israel
Note: Statistics via Brandeis University Maurice & Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies
Board of Directors
Birthright Israel Foundation’s Board of Directors is composed of diverse and talented people from across the country who are dedicated to building a foundation for a strong and vibrant Jewish future. Our board guides our organization and supports our mission through fundraising, working closely with our partners in Israel, and serving as ambassadors by sharing the life-changing power of the Birthright Israel experience.
Honorary Board Members
What Our Lay Leaders Say
Birthright Israel is invaluable. It started out as paying it forward, but I have since realized it so much more important than that: I realized we need to educate every young Jewish adult of the importance of being Jewish and the importance of the State of Israel!"
I truly believe Birthright Israel has the greatest impact on the continuity of the Jewish people. It is why I choose to give my time to this organization, and more importantly it’s the main reason Lexie and I have made it our top philanthropic priority."
Birthright Israel is the only worldwide program that brings thousands upon thousands of young Jews to Israel and furnishes them with experiences that will forever impact their lives, their Jewish identity, and the future of our Jewish vibrancy."
We support Birthright Israel because we are dedicated to a strong future for the Jewish People. We feel Birthright is the best educational experience to let our participants understand their Jewish heritage and the State of Israel."
As parents of alumni, we’ve seen how this unique program gives its participants a solid understanding and connection to their Judaism and Israel...We feel proud and privileged to play a role in supporting Birthright Israel."
Research shows that Birthright Israel brings participants closer to their identity and to the State of Israel. With antisemitism and anti-Israel sentiment on the rise, Birthright Israel is simply the most powerful tool in the Jewish world for engaging young adults."
Once you go to Israel, you immediately connect with your Jewish roots and feel an overwhelming sense of belonging to something bigger than yourself. My commitment to Birthright Israel enables more college-aged students to see Israel in all her glory!"
I wholeheartedly believe that Birthright Israel is a major asset to the Jewish people. We must get our next generation to Israel and help them see it for themselves and find their place in our history and the Jewish people."
Regional Cabinets & Ambassador Councils
Birthright Israel Foundation has established Regional Cabinets & Ambassador Councils as two ways in which local lay leaders can further strengthen the Foundation’s mission of ensuring that every eligible young Jewish adult is given the opportunity to visit Israel. Cabinet and Ambassador Council members are focused on fundraising efforts including solicitations, prospecting and introductions in their communities. Members also receive Birthright Israel Foundation updates regarding trips, as well as national and local activities. Interested in getting involved? Get in touch with us today!
Atlanta Ambassador Council
Boca Raton Cabinet
Long Island Cabinet
Los Angeles Cabinet
Los Angeles Ambassador Council
Miami Ambassador Council
Midwest Ambassador Council
New England Ambassador Council
Northwest Ambassador Council
Palm Beach Cabinet
Philadelphia Ambassador Council
Southwest Ambassador Council
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