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Taglit-Birthright Israel hosts mega-party for 800 Russian-speaking youth
February 8, 2019
Held at Hangar 11 in Tel Aviv, the event was hosted by Israeli actress and dancer Anna Aronov, and featured the “Hatikvah 6” band.
Birthright Israel sees record participation in 2018
January 25, 2019
A record 48,000 participants from around abroad and 8,300 Israelis took part in 10-day tours in 2018.
Battle over the Birthright
Is J Street U attempting to ‘hijack’ the Birthright experience?
December 5, 2018
J Street U, the student organizing arm of J Street, is pushing to have Palestinians present their view of Israel to Birthright groups run by campus Hillel centers.But Jewish students and leaders argue that the effort is contrary to Birthright’ mission, which is to unify and strengthen the next generation.
A conversation with Gidi Mark, the man behind all those Birthright Israel trips
November 7, 2018
JNS recently sat down with the program’s CEO to learn more about what has become, in his words, “one of the largest, if not the largest, rite of passage for Jews today.”
Pro-BDS students at New York University to introduce anti-Israel resolution
October 17, 2018
“BDS infantilizes Palestinians, removing any responsibility or agency from their end,” Gabe Hoffman, treasurer of Realize Israel, one of the two pro-Israel groups targeted last semester, told “The Algemeiner.”
Campus Battles, Part 2
Crisis on campus: A new generation of galvanized young Jews learns how to fight anti-Semitism
September 6, 2018
Equiping a cadre of students with debating tools, historical information, legal support, trips to Israel and more, so that Israel has a place on the university playing fields.
Party for young Russian-speaking Jews marks 18th anniversary of Birthright
August 23, 2018
“Everything that you saw and heard, people that you have met, the land you’ve touched—all this will become a trigger for your own inner discoveries,” said Genesis Philanthropy Group vice president for community relations Dorit Golender.
Remembering the Buenos Aires AMIA bombing, 24 years later
July 19, 2018
The AMIA bombing—the deadliest in Argentine history—killed 85 people and injured hundreds more. It remains unsolved, the investigation mired in scandal and cover-up.
Birthright Israel founder flips ‘bird’ to protesters outside celebratory gala
April 18, 2018
Michael Steinhardt, founder and major support of the Birthright Israel program that has brought more than 600,000 young Jews to Israel, shows anti-Israel protesters exactly how he feels outside a gala dinner celebrating 18 years of the program in New York City.
Birthright from the ‘sabra’ side: The Israeli perspective
April 5, 2018
The experience made them question stereotypes about Americans, contemplate their Jewish identity, and boost their pride about their own land and society.
Before and after: Sisters extract roots of Jewish identity on Birthright trip
March 27, 2018
Two women from Tennessee see Israel up close and personal—and come away with plans to learn more about their heritage and get involved in the community.