On Tuesday, 1,000 Russian-speaking participants celebrated Taglit-Birthright Israel’s 18th birthday. For most Birthright Israel participants from the Former Soviet Union, the trip marked not only their first visit to Israel, but also an opportunity to discover the country’s cultural capital themselves and bring the experience back home to their communities. Participants who attended the events in Tel-Aviv enjoyed a full day of unique … [Read more...] about 1000 Russian-speaking young Jews from the FSU celebrate Birthright’s 18th Birthday
Taglit-Birthright Israel / Birthright Israel Foundation
700 young Jews from France marked Taglit-Birthright Israel’s 18th birthday in a special day of urban activations in Tel Aviv and a Mega Event in French. This is the first time such an event was organized especially for French speakers. Participants enjoyed a full day of activaties including Zumba classes and volleyball at the beach, a Mayumana show at the Abraham hostel, self-navigated tours in the city and a colorful Mega Event. 1,800 … [Read more...] about Hundreds Celebrate First-ever Taglit Mega Event in French
By Maayan Hoffman eJewish Philanthropy Some 2,000 young adults who thought they had missed the chance to travel on Taglit-Birthright Israel when they turned 27 - the regular program is for individuals 18 to 26 - are getting a chance to experience the touted 10-day free trip to Israel. This summer, and again in October and November, Birthright is piloting a series of trips for people between the ages of 27 and 32. The organization opened … [Read more...] about Birthright at 30? Organization Pilots Travel Experience for Older [Young] Adults
By Leonard Saxe, Michelle Shain, Graham Wright and Shahar Hecht According to Hillel’s College Guide, if you are a student looking for a university with a large Jewish population, your #1 choice is the University of Florida (UF), flagship campus of the Florida state system. Hillel lists UF as having 6,500 Jewish undergraduates, nearly 20% of the total undergraduate population at the Gainesville campus. But in a study we conducted this spring of … [Read more...] about How Many Jewish Undergraduates?
By Nikita Rotin When I turned 16, my father told me I was Jewish. This isn’t uncommon in Russia, where I was born and raised. Many people discover their Jewish roots later in life. But I just didn’t think I’d be one of them. I spent the next few weeks poring over family documents - birth certificates, passports, letters. They reaffirmed the story my father shared with me: my paternal grandfather was Jewish. I had no knowledge of … [Read more...] about Getting Back to my Roots