Taglit-Birthright Israel

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

BBYO Cancels Trips To Israel

Two groups of teens get no further than JFK as youth group reacts to targeting of Ben Gurion airport.

07/09/2014
Staff Writer

The closure of Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport for several hours Tuesday because Hamas rockets had targeted it forced BBYO to cancel its Israeli tour for two groups of teenagers who had already arrived at John F. Kennedy Airport.

Israel's Ben Gurion airport has been the target of Hamas rockets, prompting the cancellation of teen tours. Getty Images

Don’t Risk Israel’s Security On Obama’s Words

10/12/2012

“Americans who support Israel should take the president at his word,” wrote Haim Saban recently in the New York Times, claiming President Barack Obama is fully committed to the Jewish state.

But is that true? Should we take him at his word?

No, not when Israel confronts the threat of nuclear annihilation by Iran.

Adelsons Pledge Additional $13 Million To Birthright

07/17/2012

 

Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson, have pledged $13 million to Birthright Israel in recognition of its bar mitzvah year.

The money is earmarked to reduce the waiting list for participants. It comes on top of a $20 million challenge grant made by the Adelsons earlier this year.

In addition to the Adelson family's gifts, the Birthright Israel Foundation campaign has raised $28 million for 2012.

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