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Taglit-Birthright Israel opens trip registration

NEW YORK – Young Jewish adults between the ages of 18 and 26 who desire to visit Israel for the first time will have the opportunity to register for a free 10-day trip there through Taglit-Birthright Israel. The nonprofit organization, responsible for sending more than 350,000 young Jewish adults to Israel to learn about their heritage, will open its winter 2013-14 trip registration on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 10:00 a.m., EST.  To register, visit www.BirthrightIsrael.com.

Taglit-Birthright Israel has sent more than 350,000 young Jewish adults to Israel from more than 62 countries and from all 50 U.S. states, including students from nearly 1,000 North American college campuses. Attendees are immersed in an active educational experience that includes visits to Jewish historical sites, Holocaust remembrance sites, the Western Wall, arts and culture programs as well as touring, hiking, discussions, social events, and more. Birthright also offers niche trips for specific groups, including trips for First Responders, bicyclists, photographers, people of Russian ancestry, and LGBTQ, to name a few.  There are also special needs trips for the hearing impaired, people with disabilities confined to wheelchairs, people with Asperger’s, and those with IBD-Crohn’s, among others.

Taglit-Birthright Israel is a partnership between the Government of Israel, private philanthropists, and Jewish communities around the world, including the Jewish Federations of North America, the Jewish Agency for Israel, and Keren Hayesod. For additional information on registration for winter 2013-14 trips, please call the Taglit-Birthright Israel Hotline at 1-888-994-7723.

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