Taglit-Birthright: The most successful Jewish program in the world

 

In Birthright’s 13 years, the program brought more than 350,000 participants to Israel from 64 different countries & infused $825 million into Israel’s economy.

 

Since it was launched in 2000, the Taglit-Birthright program has injected more than $825 million into the Israeli economy, according to the findings of an independent study conducted by the global accounting firm Ernst & Young, which were published on Wednesday.

A Birthright Mega Event in Jerusalem, May 9, 2012.

A Birthright Mega Event in Jerusalem, May 9, 2012. – Photo: Emil Salman

The State of Israel contributes $35 million a year to the program’s $110 million budget. The rest of the funding comes from private philanthropists, most prominently casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, the Jewish federations of North America, Keren Hayesod and the Jewish Agency.

Taglit-Birthright, widely considered to be the most successful Jewish program in the world, has thus far brought more than 350,000 participants to Israel from 64 different countries and all 50 U.S. states on free 10-day trips.

 

 

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