Birthright or Taglit is an educational organization that sponsors 10-day trips to Israel for youth with Jewish heritage. These trips are designed to connect these youth with their Jewish roots and find their Jewish identity. Since 1999 when the first Taglit trip was made, around 1/2 million youth have participated.
To be eligible for a Taglit sponsored trip to Israel, you must have at least one parent of Jewish descent. You must be between the ages of 18-26, post high-school, and never traveled to Israel before on an education or study program.
A Taglit-Birthright Israel trip includes airfare from major cities, hotel accommodation, two meals per day, security, all transportation within Israel, and other costs associated with touring the country during the ten-day trip.
‘Birthright Israel’ International CEO, Gidi Mark: “It is important, especially in this time, in strengthening the bond between young Jewish people in the diaspora, their Jewish heritage and the state of Israel.”