Birthright NEXT Restructures Philly Office

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Birthright NEXT: Group’s Next Step Will Be More Collaborative in Philly

Birthright Israel NEXT, the nonprofit agency designed to continue engaging the young adults who took advantage of the agency’s free trips to Israel after they return home, is downsizing and reshaping its operations in Philadelphia.

Though details are still being finalized, officials say NEXT will be revived this winter in partnership with the volunteer-run Moishe House and Tribe 12, a nonprofit umbrella organization for independent programs serving the Jewish community.

The collaboration comes nearly three months after the Philly NEXT office quietly shut down without public explanation in late October, the phone lines disconnected and, for a time, all mention of the office completely erased from the national NEXT web site.