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Tag: Birthright Israel
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Since its inaugural trip in the winter of 2000, more than 340,000 participants ages 18-26 have traveled to Israel for the first time through Taglit-Birthright Israel. The 10-day excursions have attracted people from 62 countries, bringing together Jews from virtually every cultural...
November 1, 2012 | 10:36 am
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A $20,000 fund to advance Jewish innovation in Australia was launched by the ROI Community, a global network of young Jewish innovators, and Australian Jewish Funders.
The Dave Grants—named for Dave Burnett, a young Australian Jewish leader and ROI Community member who died in an...
June 28, 2012 | 10:14 am
I was not exactly kind to previous B’nai B’rith surveys of contemporary Israeli attitudes toward Diaspora Jewry, and maybe that’s why the most recent survey was not sent to me by the organization, but rather brought to my attention by other means. It is a poll that still...
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J Street is organizing its own Israel trip for Jewish college students after Birthright Israel declined to partner with it.
In a letter to J Street supporters, the organization announced that its campus arm, J Street U, would organize a trip to Israel and the West Bank for 10-15...
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Michelle Citrin: If I Fall
Folk singer Michelle Citrin made a connection between Birthright Israel and music almost a decade ago as a student at Rutgers University. Her experience traveling to Israel on one of the first Birthright trips at the start of the second Intifada inspired her...
September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pmYoung American Jews are increasingly alienated from Israel, according to a report released last week.
The report, titled "Beyond Distancing: Young Adult American Jews and their Alienation from Israel" and commissioned by The Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies, generally...
February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pmIsrael Starts Western Wall Dig
Israel began a controversial dig in the Western Wall Plaza. Bulldozers from the Antiquities Authority broke ground Tuesday near a ramp connecting the plaza to the Temple Mount, with officials saying the aim was to search for historical artifacts...
February 19, 2004 | 7:00 pm
Foxman Presses Vatican on Film
Abraham Foxman wants the Vatican to take a stand on Mel Gibson's controversial film on Jesus. Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, met with Vatican officials Tuesday. He urged Vatican officials to tell bishops around the...
April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm
For much of his life, Lawrence Mudgett didn't need Judaism. He had football. But when the 6-foot-6, 250-pound sophomore was declared ineligible for the NCAA at the beginning of the school year, he began searching for another niche.
As a participant on Birthright Israel's 2002-2003...
February 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm
January 20, 2000 | 7:00 pmThe high winds stirring up the sands at Masada added an epic Cecil B. DeMille air to the words of Rabbi Binny Freedman.
But 24-year-old Riva Saker of Deerfield Beach, Fla., wasn't paying attention.
Freedman, a former Israeli tank commander, is one of many educators trying to raise...