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Birthright Israel Foundation Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 07/25/2013: Birthright Israel Foundation

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL FOUNDATION

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AKA  Birthright Israel Foundation
New York, NY
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Birthright Israel Foundation Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 07/25/2013: Birthright Israel Foundation

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL FOUNDATION

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Also Known As: Birthright Israel Foundation
Physical Address: New York, NY 10016 
EIN: 13-4092050
Web URL: www.birthrightisrael.com 
NTEE Category: X Religion, Spiritual Development
X30 Jewish
O Youth Development
Ruling Year: 2001 
How This Organization Is Funded: private donations - $75,000,000


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Mission Statement

Birthright Israel Foundation is a supporting foundation of Birthright Israel, an organization that provides the gift of a free, first-time, educational, 10 day trip to Israel for young Jewish adults ages 18-26. The goals are: - to strengthen each participant's Jewish identity - to build an understanding, a friendship and a lasting bond with the land and the people of Israel - to reinforce the solidarity of the Jewish people worldwide

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2011
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2011

Total Revenue $46,942,126
Total Expenses $55,195,625

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Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2011

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Mr. David Fisher

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From 2003-2009, Fisher held numerous leadership positions with United Jewish Communities/Jewish Federations of North America. He co-chaired and led the organization’s strategic plan to refocus its Young Leadership department, was the National Young Leadership Co-Chair, the National Major Gifts Chair and its youngest National Campaign Chair from 2008-2009.

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Budget:
$63,000,000
Category:
Religion
Population Served:
Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- Other Specified Group

Program Description:

The Birthright Israel Foundation supports educational, free, ten-day trips to Israel through Taglit-Birthright Israel. There are over 25 trip organizers who are responsible for bringing participants to Israel according to educational and logistical standards set by Birthright Israel .

Program Long-Term Success:

Over 300,000 Jewish young adults have traveled to Israel on Taglit-Birthright Israel trips since the program's inception in 1999-2000.

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Taglit-Birthright Israel provides young Jewish adults, ages 18 to 26, with a unique opportunity to explore their Jewish heritage and identity through the gift of a first time, peer-group, educational experience in Israel. The program is specifically targeted to this age cohort because the college and post-college years are a critical identity-building time; additionally, Birthright Israel aims to attract those from less Jewishly engaged backgrounds. Ongoing research demonstrates that Birthright Israel has a long-term impact, effectively deepening Jewish communal life, strengthening the ties of the next generation to the State of Israel, and making each participant’s Jewish journey more meaningful. The Birthright Israel Foundation raises funds to support the Taglit-Birthright Israel program.
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