Jewish Futures Project. Beyond 10 Days: Parents, Gender, Marriage, and the Long-term Impact of Birthright Israel

Leonard Saxe, Michelle Shain, Graham Wright, Shahar Hecht, and Theodore Sasson

December 2017

Jewish Futures report coverBeyond 10 days: Parents, Gender, Marriage, and the Long-term Impact of Birthright Israel presents findings from the 5th wave of a longitudinal panel study of several thousand Jewish young adults who applied to Birthright between 2001 and 2009.

The panelists include those who went on a Birthright trip and a control group of those who applied to the program but did not participate. The oldest individuals are currently in their early 40s and a growing number are in their 30s. Many of the panelists are now married, established in their careers, and have young children. In this report we continue to examine the impact Birthright has had on their Jewish choices in adulthood.

This report also examines the ways in which Birthright's impact manifests in different subgroups: those with one versus two Jewish parents, those whose sole Israel experience was a Birthright trip, participants who are single versus partnered, and men versus women.

Key Findings