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14K expected to experience Israel


Taglit-Birthright Israel is currently opening its winter season and preparing for 2015. During the next few months, Taglit-Birthright Israel will bring more than 14,000 young Jews between the ages of 18-26 from around the world to visit Israel as part of the 10-day project.

Gidi Mark, the CEO of Taglit- Birthright Israel, “We are thrilled to kick off the winter season, we will continue to expand and deepen the activities among young Diaspora Jews by bringing them to Israel through Taglit- Birthright Israel”

The past summer season proved as one of the most dynamic seasons for Taglit- Birthright Israel. During this time, 27,700 young Jews from over 42 countries came to Israel, 8,400 of them during operation ‘Protective Edge’. Taglit-Birthright Israel has passed a significant milestone this past season with the designation of the program’s 400,000th participant as well as the program’s 70, 000th Israeli participant.

“Each year, Taglit-Birthright Israel attempts to reach new heights and we strive to surpass our own goals and expectations and this year, we’ve gone way above and beyond those expectations,” said Gidi Mark, CEO of Taglit-Birthright Israel. “We remain dedicated to the ideology that bringing the next generation of Diaspora Jews to Israel is a must, not a choice.  It is crucial for the survival of the Jewish people as well as for the bond between Israel and the Diaspora.”


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