Generation Birthright Israel: The Impact of an Israel Experience on Jewish Identity and Choices

Leonard Saxe, Benjamin Phillips, Theodore Sasson, Shahar Hecht, Michelle Shain, Graham Wright, Charles Kadushin

October 2009

report cover"Generation Birthright Israel: The Impact of an Israel Experience on Jewish Identity and Choices"  is the first long-term study of Taglit-Birthright Israel alumni to document the program's impact on early participants and their decisions and attitudes regarding marriage, community, and connection to Israel. The report finds, most dramatically, a deepening attachment to Israel and commitment to Jewish family.

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Read the technical appendices.

Read the executive summary in Hebrew.

Frequently asked questions.

In the News:

Jewish Marriage Tied to Israel Trip, Wall Street Journal, October 26, 2009

Birthright strengthening Jewish identity abroad, research shows, The Jerusalem Post, October 26, 2009

Birthright Study, The Jewish Week,  October 27, 2009

Birthright Leads to Jewish Marriages, Study Says, The Forward, October 27, 2009

Birthright funders look to upbeat study to boost fund raising, JTA, October 27, 2009 


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