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What is taglit?

Taglit-Birthright Israel, commonly known as Taglit, is a not-for-profit educational organization that

provides free trips to Israel for young Jewish adults, aged 18 to 32, who have never been to Israel on

a peer educational trip before. The program's primary goal is to strengthen the participants' Jewish

identity and connection to Israel by fostering a firsthand experience of the country's culture, history,

and heritage.

Taglit-Birthright Israel trips typically last around ten days and include visits to historical and religious

sites, cultural experiences, interactions with local Israelis, and opportunities for participants to

explore modern Israeli society. The trips are organized and led by various trip providers in

partnership with the Taglit-Birthright Israel organization.

The initiative was founded in 1999 by a group of philanthropists, including Charles Bronfman and

Michael Steinhardt, with the support of the Israeli government and various Jewish organizations.

Since its inception, millions of young Jewish adults from around the world have participated in

Taglit-Birthright Israel trips, fostering a sense of connection to Israel and Jewish identity among the


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