New Taglit-Birthright contest offers parents free trips to Israel

Taglit-Birthright Israel, which provides free, ten-day educational trips to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18-26, is briefly extending its age limit as part of a special contest in celebration of Israel's 60th anniversary. The "Let My Parents Go!" contest was open to all North American Taglit-Birthright Israel alumni whose parents have never been to Israel. Entrants submitted links to online postings (YouTube, Google Video, etc.) of a short video describing why their parent or parents should visit Israel on a free, first-time, educational trip. Over 60 video entries were received, and the 18 finalists have been posted on the Taglit-Birthright Israel website. The general public is now invited to view the finalists and vote for nine winners at