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