About the Gift
Welcome to the most generous, no-strings-attached gift in history!
Birthright Israel is an innovative partnership between the Government of Israel, private philanthropists, and thousands of donors and Jewish communities around the world, including North American Jewish Federations through the Jewish Federations of North America, the Jewish Agency for Israel, and Keren Hayesod. Since 1999, more than 500,000 young adults from 66 countries have taken advantage of a Birthright Israel sponsored trip opportunity.
Why it’s Free
The founding philanthropists of the program wished for every young Jewish adult to have the chance to visit their ancestral homeland, regardless of financial means, at least once in their lifetime. Their vision was for a program without any political or religious overtones – but rather an opportunity for participants to explore their identity through a journey in Israel. Donors from around the world continue to subsidize this generous gift.
Who is Eligible
According to Birthright Israel rules, eligible participants are Jewish young adults, ages 18-26. who have not visited Israel on a peer-group since age 18. Learn More: Eligibility
The 10-day trip includes round airfare plus ten days of touring in Israel, all site entrance fees, transportation, local health insurance, accommodations, and two meals a day. Learn More: FAQs