The gift of Birthright Israel — a fully subsidized trip — would not be possible without the support of many generous donors. Read about our incredible family of supporters here:

Zev Gasner

I was a madrich (trip staff) for an Ontario bus in 2016. It was my first time really being part of such a diversified group of Jewish people with differing religious observance. Shabbat really hit home with me, seeing how it connected with everyone in a unique way; such as those who occasionally had a […]

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Jordan Rostowsky

I was part of the incredible Birthright Israel Excel Fellowship — a 10-week business internship in Israel in June and July of 2015. My most memorable experience during the summer was during our weekend in the north that we spent at Kibbutz Shahar Hagolan. This weekend encapsulated so much of what is amazing about Israel […]

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Jonathan Sherman

I was a participant on Taglit-Birthright Israel in late Spring of 2008. For me, the highlight of the trip was the Mega Event with thousands of Jewish young adults gathered together. It was amazing to see such a large group of Jews from around the world all together in Israel. I recall stepping back for […]

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Akilah Allen-Silverstein

I went on Taglit-Birthright Israel in June 2017, and did Birthright Israel Plus (a 3-day extension after my trip, offered by Taglit) called Social Action & Justice. I fell in love with many aspects of Israeli culture, food being one of them, influenced by so many different Jewish cultural and ethnic backgrounds. It opened my […]

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Ben Futoriansky

In May, 2014 I was a participant on Taglit-Birthright Israel. Then in the summer of 2016, I was one of four Canadian interns that took part in the incredible Birthright Israel Excel fellowship. There are so may highlights from both of these experiences. As a trip participant, the top moments for me were: seeing the […]

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Hannah Simpson

I participated on Taglit-Birthright Israel in August 2018. The highlight for me was experiencing Jerusalem, from walking around the old city to spending time at the Machane Yehuda market. It was an extremely memorable experience. I loved the markets overall, and Machane Yehuda stood out to me with all the amazing food and baked goods. […]

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Leo Kotev

Leo Kotov

I was lucky enough to go on Taglit-Birthright Israel at 20 years old. The trip left me with some amazing memories that I cherish to this day. It helped me develop a sense of community and pride in my Jewish identity. I am now a proud supporter of the foundation and a member of its […]

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Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA

Tens of thousands of Canadians have experienced Israel on a Taglit-Birthright Israel program thanks to a funding partnership between the Israeli Government, private donors and Jewish Federations across Canada. Canadian federations have consistently supported Taglit-Birthright Israel because of the indelible positive impression it leaves on individual Jewish identity and their local Jewish community. Participation in […]

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Anita and Ralph Shedletsky

Anita & Ralph Shedletsky

We feel Taglit-Birthright Israel is shaping the future of the Jewish community and our grandchildren are part of that future. The program is all about young people having an opportunity to identify with their heritage by seeing Israel and meeting Israelis. We feel there is no better way to understand Israel than to have been […]

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