For my Bar Mitzvah project... I was able to raise enough money to send one young adult on a Birthright Israel trip.
Don't come with expectations! Once you experience this trip all of what you imagine will change dramatically; emotionally and spiritually.
I was impressed by what Israelis have accomplished, particularly Kibbutzim transforming the desert landscape into fertile plantations.
I am just about to leave for Israel… I applied three times before I was accepted, so I tell people that I'm three times as lucky.
The extra few days meant we had a little more authentic of an experience
The experience of being here has made me more proud to be Jewish.
Judaism is much more comprehendible here. Israel brings it to life.
Every day, every activity, I’m learning something... about myself, about a friend, the culture.
Taglit-Birthright Israel gave me a chance to appreciate the beauty of Israel and learn about the traditions of our people.
Back home we learned the theory of what Jews do. Here, we live it.
I found myself in Israel.
I saw Israel as a land of both harmony and contrast. My soul feels at home here.
[The trip] gives you more perspective about how to include Judaism into your life.
The trip gave me a taste of Israel that encouraged me to come back again and again.
We have an obligation to expose [participants] as much as we can to our reality.
Taglit didn’t necessarily make me more Jewish. It allowed me to understand how Israel and Judaism relate, and where I fit in to that.
I’ve decided to do my part and contribute $60,000 of my life insurance policy to the Birthright Israel Foundation.
I feel more proud to be Israeli when I know that all of these people are coming.
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