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Birthright students gather for final sendoff

By Samantha Rosen For the Mitzpeh @samantharosen96 As this university’s students going on Birthright this summer gathered in the Maryland Hillel dining room enjoying Shabbat dinner, they reflected on what they are most excited for during their time in Israel. Birthright Israel, a historical partnership between the people of Israel and Jewish ...

Free Trip to Israel Sparks Student Interest (Sept. 15, 1999)

By Alan Brody An exciting program being planned as a celebration of the millennium will allow 80 campus students to visit Israel during winter break at no cost. The program, known as Birthright 2000, is aimed at giving students who have never been to Israel a chance to explore the Holy Land. The trip will be held from Jan. 5-16 for Univers...

Maryland graduate reflects on Birthright Sderot visit during Arab-Israeli conflict

By Peter Garber For the Mitzpeh @petegarber           In August 2013, after 19 years of never crossing the Atlantic Ocean, my time had finally come to visit the homeland. At first, the constant on-campus recruiting and deluges of emails to join the Birthright experience, for which rich Israel-supp...

No cap for second timers on Taglit- Birthright Israel trips this summer

By Brittany Britto, reporter, @brittanybritto     Applications for the summer Taglit- Birthright Israel trip are now open for students looking for a chance to travel to Israel to connect with their roots, whether it be for their first time — or second. Though the fully sponsored and professionally organized trip for ...

Is Birthright Right For You?

By Lauren Shaw College students are an extremely diverse population, but there is one word most can appreciate: free. And for Jewish college students, a free trip to Israel is actually possible. Birthright, a popular program subsidized by the Israeli government and private donations, provides trips to Israel for Jewish students with the ...