Taglit-Birthright Israel provides the gift of first time, peer group, educational trips to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18 to 26. Taglit-Birthright Israel's founders created this program to send thousands of young Jewish adults from all over the world to Israel as a gift in order to diminish the growing division between Israel and Jewish communities around the world; to strengthen the sense of solidarity among world Jewry; and to strengthen participants' personal Jewish identity and connection to the Jewish people.
There is no catch, no strings attached. Participants are only responsible for a $250 US deposit, fully refundable upon their return home after successfully completing the program. Participants are under no obligation to Taglit-Birthright Israel, which finances the trip, or their Trip Organizer, who implements the trip, for any future activities or financial obligations.
The gift of the 10-day trip is being provided by : private philanthropists through the Birthright Israel Foundation; the people of Israel through the Government of Israel; and Jewish communities around the world (North American Jewish Federations through the United Jewish Communities (UJC), Keren Hayesod and the Jewish Agency for Israel).
Over 200,000 young adults from all over the world have been to Israel on Taglit-Birthright Israel trips. Our participants are from 52 countries, including the United States, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Uruguay, South Africa, France, Switzerland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Germany, England, the Former Soviet Union, India, New Zealand and Australia, among others. They come from all Jewish religious backgrounds and degrees of travel experience. All return from Israel with a new understanding and appreciation for the people of Israel and the country.
For more information visit: https://www.birthrightisrael.com