Kesher is an official provider of trips funded by the Birthright Israel gift. As part of the Union for Reform Judaism, we have been running quality Israel experiences since 1958 for teens and young adults, and we’ve been involved in the Birthright Israel initiative from the very beginning.
The URJ builds community at every level—from the way we collaborate with congregations, organizations, and individuals to how we make connections across North America to advance contemporary and inclusive Jewish life. We prioritize Tikkun Olam and audacious hospitality- creating a world of wholeness, compassion, and justice. Together, we are leveraging existing opportunities and launching new initiatives to engage and create a culture that is meaningful to more young adults and youth. The URJ Youth programs – NFTY, Camps, Israel Programs and Mitzvah Corps Social Justice Travel Programs – inspire thousands of young adults and youth each year
Meet Our Staff
Welcome to the URJ Kesher family. We are honored to have the opportunity to share the magic of a Birthright Israel experience with you! Our staff in Israel and North America come from varied backgrounds and bring a thoughtful and caring approach to each and every trip.