Latest study, which tracks alums from six to 11 years out, finds impact on life choices and outlook.
When, at age 25, Vivian Lehrer decided to go on a Birthright Israel trip before she passed the program’s age limit, she wasn’t expecting much more than a free vacation.
- 45 percent more likely to be married to someone Jewish, whether by birth or conversion (however, only 35 percent are married so far);
- 42 percent more likely to feel “very much” connected to Israel;
- 23 percent more likely to view raising future children as Jews as “very important”;
- 22 percent more likely to indicate that they are at least “somewhat confident” in explaining the current situation in Israel.
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