To ensure the future of the Jewish people by strengthening Jewish identity, Jewish communities, and connection with Israel
Birthright Israel began with a bold idea—offering a free, life-changing trip to Israel to young Jewish adults between the ages of 18 and 26 and, in doing so, transforming the Jewish future.
Birthright Israel seeks to ensure the future of the Jewish people by strengthening Jewish identity, Jewish communities, and connection with Israel via a trip to Israel for the majority of Jewish young adults from around the world.
Since its inception in December 1999, 600,000 participants took part in Birthright Israel, nearly 100,000 of which are Israelis. They come from 67 countries, all 50 U.S states and Canadian provinces, and nearly 1,000 North American colleges and universities.
OUR EDUCATIONAL CORE
The Birthright Israel trip is a journey through both Jewish history and the contemporary Jewish state, accompanied by Israeli peers (“the Mifgash”) who join the trips as colleagues and friends. The Birthright Israel journey is committed to a culture of op