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ABOUT TAGLIT-BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL

The vision of Taglit-Birthright Israel is to strengthen Jewish identity, Jewish communities and solidarity with Israel by providing a 10-day trip to Israel for young Jewish people.

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    • TESTIMONIAL

      FROM A PARTICIPANT

      Judaism is much more comprehendible here. Israel brings it to life.

      Dani Hochman, 2012
    • TESTIMONIAL

      FROM AN ALUMNA

      Taglit-Birthright Israel gave me a chance to appreciate the beauty of Israel and learn about the traditions of our people.

      Katya Tukmanova, 2010
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      FROM A MIFGASH PARTICIPANT

      We have an obligation to expose [participants] as much as we can to our reality.

      Maya Beinin, 2012
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      FROM AN ALUMNA

      I was impressed by what Israelis have accomplished, particularly Kibbutzim transforming the desert landscape into fertile plantations.

      Fidan Mammadova, 2012
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      FROM A PARTICIPANT

      I saw Israel as a land of both harmony and contrast. My soul feels at home here.

      Masha Akselrod, 2009
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      FROM A PARTICIPANT

      I found myself in Israel.

      Mikhail Rogkov, 2012
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  • OBJECTIVES

    Taglit-Birthright Israel was born of a bold vision to make an educational trip to Israel an integral
    part of the life of every young Jew, in an effort to generate a profound transformation in
    contemporary Jewish culture and a connection between Israelis and their peers in the Diaspora.

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  • ACHIEVEMENTS

    Over 400,000 participants from across the globe have visited Israel on a 10-day educational trip with their peers through Taglit-Birthright Israel. Most participants say that the trip was a “life-changing experience” that made them feel closer to Israel and to their Jewish heritage.

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  • THE EDUCATIONAL JOURNEY

    One of the primary objectives of our trips is to motivate participants to explore their Jewish identity through a peer educational experience of historic and contemporary Israel.

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SPECIAL PROJECTS

Inside Excel 2014

Excerpt from Excel Summer 2014 participant, Rachel Kamenir, who interned at Ernst & Young

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Birthright Israel Excel

Elite summer fellowship program in Israel for college students. Applications are now closed. Read our FAQs for more information

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Niche Trips

Unique trips acommodate the unique interests and talents of our applicants

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Taglit Fellows

Announcing the launch of an elite training program for Taglit-Birthright Israel trip leaders. Read more to see if you qualify to be a Taglit Fellow!

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Taglit Institute for Tour Educators

Developing a growing cadre of informal Jewish educators

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  • Upcoming Event

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    Honoring Mr. Michael Steinhardt at the Hebrew University Amphitheater.