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THOUSANDS PARTICIPATE IN TAGLIT-BIRTHRIGHT TRIPS TO ISRAEL THIS SUMMER AND FLY EL AL AIRLINES


Birthright participants shown checking-in at JFK International Airport for the EL AL flight to Israel.



New York, NY – May 14, 2012 – Between May and August of this year, over 8,000 participants in the Taglit-Birthright Israel program are flying from the United States on EL AL Airlines, with more than 2,000 travelling this month. Since its inception 12 years ago in 2000, nearly 300,000 Jewish students and young adults (between the ages of 18 and 26) have participated in the program. 

Taglit-Birthright Israel aims to strengthen Jewish identity, build understanding, friendship and a lasting bond with the land and people of Israel as well as reinforce the solidarity of the Jewish population worldwide. Taglit-Birthright is a partnership between the Israeli government, as well as Jewish communities and organizations throughout the world.

 
Publish Date 15/05/2012