Our Mission Birthright Israel Foundation of Canada raises funds in Canada to support Birthright Israel, a program which currently provides 50,000 young Jewish adults annually the gift of a 7 to 10 day trip to Israel. It is our mission to build and expand financial support to ensure that the gift of Birthright Israel will be available to more and more Canadian young Jewish adults today and for years to come. It is our goal to ensure the gift of Birthright Israel continues to strengthen Jewish continuity and provide even more young Jewish adults with a strong and lasting connection to Israel.
Birthright Israel began with a bold idea — offer the gift of a life-changing trip to Israel to young Jewish adults between the ages of 18 and 26 — and, in doing so, transform the Jewish future. Founded in 1999 by a remarkable group of committed Jewish philanthropists led by Charles Bronfman and Michael Steinhardt, Birthright Israel aims to strengthen Jewish identity, build a lasting bond with the land and people of Israel, and reinforce the solidarity of Jewish people worldwide.