Students share stories of 10-day journey to last a lifetime
By Matt Levine
Spencer Dobkin, a junior journalism major, has dreamed of going on Birthright Israel ever since he heard about the program at a young age.
“Who doesn’t want to go on a free trip to see meaningful places, meet new people, and learn things about Israel,” he said.
Birthright, a free 10-day ...
Israel Fest 2019 draws crowds as SJP holds simultaneous protest demonstration
By Colleen Crowley
Camel rides, henna tattoos and the promise of falafel drew crowds of students to McKeldin Mall for this year’s Israel Fest, hosted by the UMD Jewish Student Union and Maryland Hillel on Thursday.
This year’s event fell on Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, and highlighted ...
Hillel welcomes Israel Week with special Shabbat dinner, local comedians
By Tori Bergel
Maryland Hillel welcomed students to a special Israeli-themed Shabbat dinner Friday night to kick off Israel Week 2018.
The first thing students noticed walking through the front door of the Rosenbloom Hillel Center were the decorations. There was a wall shaped like the Israeli flag with 70 knots tied on ...
Birthright students gather for final sendoff
By Samantha Rosen
For the Mitzpeh
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...
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 ...