Birthright Next

After Birthright Next, What's Next?

Follow-up programs to engage returnees from Israel have been problematic; several are seeking to fill the vacuum.

05/20/2015
Editor and Publisher

As successful as Birthright Israel has been, providing free, guided trips to Israel to more than 400,000 young adult Jews from across the diaspora, the follow-up efforts with its alumni have been problematic.

Gary Rosenblatt

New Birthright Alum Program In The Works

Stand-alone NEXT initiative to be replaced by more integrated, tech-savvy one.

04/30/2015
Staff Writer

A program designed to keep Taglit-Birthright Israel alumni connected to the Jewish community after their free 10-day trip to Israel will cease operation June 30 to be replaced by a different initiative now being finalized, organizers announced this morning.

The goal of Birthright NEXT was to connect Birthright alumni with Jewish resources back home. Wikimedia Commons

New Program Will Replace NEXT

Birthright’s stand-alone alumni initiative to cease operation.

04/30/2015
Staff Writer

A program designed to keep Taglit-Birthright Israel alumni connected to the Jewish community after their free 10-day trip to Israel will cease operation June 30 to be replaced by a different initiative now being finalized, organizers announced this morning.

NEXT was designed to connect Birthright alums, like these in Israel, to the Jewish community. Via wikipedia.org

New York Education Programs Receive $744,000 From Covenant Foundation

01/14/2013
Associate Editor

Six New York programs will receive a total of $744,000 this year from the Covenant Foundation. The grants are among $1.2 million in grants the foundation, which seeks to “support and advance excellence and impact in Jewish education,” approved last week.

A Boomer Looks Back At TribeFest 2012

03/29/2012
Special To The Jewish Week Online

A lot of folks my age have misperceptions about TribeFest, if they have even heard of it.  For the uninitiated, TribeFest is Jewish Federations of North America’s conference for 20- and 30-somethings, designed to engage, educate, and inspire them to become active in the Federation system and in organized Jewish life.  TribeFest 2012 was the second such conference, both held in Las Vegas.

Rabbi Arnold D. Samlan
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