What is Birthright Israel?
Birthright Israel is a unique, historical partnership between the people of Israel through their government, local Jewish communities (North American Jewish Federations; Keren Hayesod; and The Jewish Agency for Israel), and leading Jewish philanthropists.
Birthright Israel provides a gift of peer group, educational trips to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18 to 26.**
Birthright Israel's founders created this program to send young Jewish adults from all over the world to Israel as a gift in order to diminish the growing division between Israel and Jewish communities around the world; to strengthen the sense of solidarity between Israeli youth and Jewish communities throughout the world; and to promote the idea of a trip to Israel for all Diaspora Jews as a critical part of Jewish life outside of Israel.
Participants travel throughout the country, exploring sites of historic, cultural, and religious significance. They are accompanied for a significant part of the trip by Israeli peers.
**Those applying from the UK must be between 20-26 years of age.