Birthright Israel is the largest education-focused tourism organization in the world. It caters to Jewish adults from ages 18 to 26, offering them an opportunity to take a free, educational trip to Israel to strengthen their Jewish identity and communities. The program focuses on those who may not otherwise have the means to take this trip.
Birthright Israel benefits from the philanthropic support of individuals, companies, parents of participants, and trip alumni. Since the organization began in 1999, 600,000 young people have participated, contributing more than $1 billion to the Israeli economy.
Trip participants enjoy a variety of tours that focus on contemporary Israel, the values of the Jewish people, and the narratives of the locals.