Taglit-Birthright Israel and Hebrew: The Era of Dreamers

By Barry Chazan, Gidi Mark

Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life, Spring 2011

There is consensus today that Taglit-Birthright Israel is one of the important developments of the last decade in terms of affecting Jewish identity and the connections between Israel and world Jewry. This naturally gives the founders and professionals of Birthright Israel a feeling of gratitude. They labored diligently to create a financially viable and educationally significant enterprise, and the evidence seems to point to great success. Much success can be attributed to thoughtful planning, hard work and trial and error. But it must be said that some of the success is the result of surprises and discoveries that surfaced along the way. One of these surprises is related to Hebrew language and culture.

Topic: Language, Young Adults, Jewish Identification, Israeli Culture, Hebrew, Israel Experience

Name of Publication: Contact: The Journal of the Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life

Editor: Valley, Eli

Volume/Issue: Vol.13/no.2

Page Number(s): 6-7

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Genre: Popular Periodical

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Chazan, Barry. Mark, Gidi. Taglit-Birthright Israel and Hebrew: The Era of Dreamers. Contact: The Journal of the Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life. Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life. Spring 2011: 6-7. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=12113


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