Birthright Israel Foundation

aka Birthright Israel Foundation   |   New York, NY   |  https://birthrightisrael.foundation

Mission

Birthright Israel seeks to ensure that every eligible young Jewish adult around the world, especially the less connected, is given the opportunity to visit Israel on this educational journey. Birthright Israel Foundation raises funds in the United States to support Birthright Israel. The Birthright Israel program aims to give the gift of an educational trip to Israel to 50,000 young Jewish adults each year.

Ruling year info

2001

President & CEO

Mr. Israel "Izzy" Tapoohi

Main address

P.​O. B​ox 21615

New York, NY 10087 USA

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EIN

13-4092050

NTEE code info

Jewish (X30)

Religious Leadership, Youth Development (O55)

Jewish (X30)

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Birthright Israel

Birthright Israel aims to ensure a vibrant future of the Jewish people by strengthening Jewish identity, Jewish communities and connections with Israel.

Birthright Israel began with a bold idea — offer the gift of a life-changing trip to Israel to young Jewish adults between the ages of 18 and 32 — and in doing so, transform the Jewish future. Founded in 1999 by a remarkable group of committed Jewish philanthropists, Birthright Israel Foundation has given this gift to 700,000 young Jewish adults.

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Birthright Israel

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Direction of Success

Increasing

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Birthright Israel

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Increasing

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Represents number of trips worldwide.

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Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Birthright Israel is the largest educational program for young Jewish adults worldwide. Today, 700,000 alumni from 68 countries (including 100,000 Israelis) are living involved Jewish lives because of their experience on Birthright Israel. The program’s reach and impact are unmatched. Our goal is to strengthen the Jewish people by building identity and connection through a peer-group educational experience in Israel. At the core of this vision is the commitment to provide every eligible young Jewish adult with this life-changing experience.

In 2012, the Birthright Israel Foundation set a goal of raising $73 million to provide the Birthright Israel experience to at least 42,000 young Jewish adults, including at least 30,000 participants from North America. By year-end, we successfully raised $76.5 million from nearly 27,000 gifts by growing and strengthening all levels of the organization’s donor base through an expanded major gifts effort and a comprehensive grassroots campaign targeting alumni and their families. The strategies utilized to reach our goals, including meeting the terms of the 2012 Adelson Challenge by raising $20 million in new and increased gifts, encompassed a redoubled principal gift effort, strengthening our presence and impact across North America through a regional approach, and strategically focusing our grassroots campaign and communications efforts to alumni and their families in order to grow the lower tier of our campaign.

We are committed to ensuring that the Birthright Israel Foundation continues to increase our brand awareness and fundraising footprint across the United States to allow us to provide the incredible gift of Birthright Israel to even more participants each year.

In December of 2016, Birthright Israel Foundation welcomed new leadership with Izzy Tapoohi as President & CEO and Thomas D. Stern as our Board Chair. Their leadership allowed for growth of our staff and a restructuring that enabled us to become a donor centric organization and raise more funds that in any previous campaign.

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Birthright Israel Foundation

Board of directors
as of 11/25/2019
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Board chair

Mr. Thomas D. Stern

Joshua Nash

Community Volunteer

Charles Bronfman

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Marlene Post

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Laurie Blitzer

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Madlyn Abramson

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Mark Charendoff

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Susie Gelman

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Michael Leven

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Jane Sherman

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Stephen Siderow

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Lynn Schusterman

Michael Steinhardt

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Daniel Och

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Douglas Ross

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J. Rosen

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Lori Komisar

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Sara Aronson

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Joel Citron

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