With more than 150,000 Diaspora Jewish young adults having now traveled to Israel through Taglit-Birthright Israel and tens of thousands waiting for an opportunity to participate, it is more important than ever to understand how the program affects participants. This report describes the North American cohort that applied for Birthright Israel trips during winter 2007 and compares participants' and non-participants' attitudes and behaviors post trip.
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Saxe, Leonard. Phillips, Benjamin. Wright, Graham. Hecht, Shahar. Sasson, Theodore. Taglit-Birthright Israel Evaluation: 2007 North American Cohorts. Maurice & Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies (CMJS),Steinhardt Social Research Institute (SSRI). December 2007: