We believe that the experience of a trip to Israel is a building block of Jewish identity, and by providing that gift to young Jews, we can strengthen bonds with the land and people of Israel and solidarity with Jewish communities worldwide.
The idea of providing the gift of a trip to Israel was initially endorsed by the philanthropists Charles Bronfman and Michael Steinhardt, who shared the belief that it is the birthright of all young Jews to be able to visit their ancestral homeland.
Since its inception in December 1999, Birthright Israel has sent over 500,000 Jewish young adults to Israel. They come from 66 countries, all 50 U.S. States and Canadian provinces, and from nearly 1,000 North American colleges and universities.
The gift of a Birthright Israel trip is made possible thanks to the generous support from many sources, including parents of trip participants, alumni of the program, the program’s founders and other philanthropists, the State of Israel, JewishNevada system, and Keren Hayesod, the Jewish Agency for Israel, and thousands of individuals donors from around the world who believe in our mission.
In a country with so much to see, 10 days seem short, yet most participants say their experience during the trip was “life-changing” and made them feel closer to Israel and their Jewish heritage. In Israel, the participants explored their Jewish identity together with 80,000 Israelis as part of the Mifgash encounter with their Israeli peers.
Taglit means “discovery” in Hebrew. This is the goal of the trip – a discovery of Israel and its people, discovery of one’s personal connection to Jewish values and tradition, and discovery of the ways in which one can be a part of the larger Jewish community.
Israel Outdoors Contact
1) Go to Nevada2Israel.com & Sign Up
2) Select Tlalim-Israel Outdoors as your trip provider
3) Select a Nevada Community trip (5/23-6/04 for 18-22 year olds and 6/28-7/09 for 22-26 year olds)
4) Submit your $250 refundable deposit ( YOU MUST SUBMIT A DEPOSIT TO HOLD YOUR SPOT, all deposits are refunded upon completion of the trip)