Keeping young Jews JEWISH

For 18 years, Birthright Israel has provided the next generation of Jews their first brush with the Jewish state and helped solidify an entire generation’s connection to their homeland.

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May 3, 2018 20:08
CHARLES BRONFMAN appears on stage with ‘Jerusalem Post’ Editor-in-Chief Yaakov Katz (far right) and

CHARLES BRONFMAN appears on stage with ‘Jerusalem Post’ Editor-in-Chief Yaakov Katz (far right) and Birthright Israel alumni at the paper’s conference in New York on April 29, 2018. The organization was honored for its work in strengthening relations between Diaspora Jewry and Israel. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

 
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‘You don’t want to hear little Jew stories anymore,” Birthright Israel co-founder Charles Bronfman said, not mincing any words.

“With the birth of Israel, that became a great opportunity for all of us. Israel has given the Diaspora Jew a feeling of authority and peace – and we should stand tall and proud and say, ‘I’m Jewish.’” “I’ve always thought that my generation, your generation and generations to follow need to realize the dreams of our forebears who envisioned a free and honorable Jewish people who give much to the world,” he said, explaining why he has chosen to funnel so much of his time, money and energy into Birthright Israel.

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