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Taglit-Birthright is back – The Australian Jewish News

After a two-year hiatus, Taglit-Birthright Israel is back.

With COVID travel restrictions easing, the Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) and Taglit-Birthright Israel have announced that two groups will travel to Israel in July, with places available for young Jewish adults aged 18 to 26.

Registration for the 10-day trip has opened and closes on April 14.

ZFA Taglit director Sebastian Inwentarz said, “With Taglit offering a safe, organised way to visit Israel, we know that there will be significant demand for places.

I have no doubt that 2022 is going to be a highly successful, record year for Australian Birthright.

“We are aware that there are additional health and safety concerns this year and it is important to note that Taglit-Birthright Israel works in close cooperation with Israel’s Ministry of Health.

“New protocols have been developed to ensure the safety and well-being of our participants and staff remains the highest priority.”

Grant Manager of Jewish and Israel Programs at the Gandel Foundation, Nicole Brittain, said, “As principal supporter, Gandel Foundation is very proud that again this July, 60 young adults will be afforded the opportunity to participate in the life-changing Taglit-Birthright program, particularly after the struggles of the past two years.

“Many of these young adults are largely unaffiliated with the Australian Jewish community and have never visited Israel.”

ZFA CEO Ginette Searle said she was delighted “to finally have a date set” for the first Australian groups after two years of being unable to send Australian young adults to Israel on Taglit-Birthright.

“Taglit-Birthright creates a profound opportunity to connect participants to the land of Israel in a way they never knew possible, with many returning to Australia eager to make a meaningful contribution to the Jewish community and continue to strengthen their bond with Israel,” she said.

“There is nothing than can substitute the magic of experiencing Israel through travelling the land and meeting the people on this life-changing program.”

Prior to the outbreak of the COVID pandemic, more than 6000 Australians and 750,000 participants worldwide had visited Israel on a 10-day Taglit-Birthright Israel tour since the program’s inception in 2000.

Find out more about the Taglit-Birthright Israel trips in July, contact Sebastian at [email protected]
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