Birthright Israel began with a bold idea—offering a free, life-changing trip to Israel for young Jewish adults between the ages of 18 and 32 and, in doing so, transforming the Jewish future.
Our mission is to give every Jewish young adult around the world, especially the less connected, the opportunity to visit Israel on an educational trip.
Today, Birthright Israel is the largest educational tourism organization in the world that has given over 750,000 journeys to the magical state of Israel.
750,000 unique moments of self-discovery and life-long friendships, life-changing Shabbats, Dead Sea swims, mountain hikes and culinary adventures.
The trip is impactful, leaving you different than before.
It is given freely, with no expectation of anything in return.
Most importantly, it is personal, like the best gifts always are.
Birthright Israel seeks to ensure the future of the Jewish people by strengthening Jewish identity, Jewish communities, and connection with Israel via a trip to Israel for the majority of Jewish young adults from around the world.
Our hope is that our trips motivate young people to continue to explore their Jewish identity and support for Israel and maintain long-lasting connections with the Israelis they meet on their trip. We encourage our alumni to take active roles in Jewish organizations and to participate in follow-up activities worldwide.