About Taglit-Birthright - Birthright International
Taglit-Birthright, Birthright International Taglit-Birthright - Birthright International Founded in 1990 by philanthropists Charles Bronfman and Michael Steinhardt Taglit-Birthright Israel is an all-expense paid ten day educational tour of Israel. The trip is open to participants between the ages of 18 and 26 who have never been to Israel on an education tour and have at least one Jewish grandparent. The aim of the trip is to strengthen participant’s Jewish identity as well as their solidarity with Israel. The first participants of Birthright arrived in Israel in 2000, since then over 400,000 Jewish young adults, from over 66 countries, have participated in the trip. The trip itself has been extensively researched and planned in order to maximise results, independent research has shown the trip to be successful in fostering participants’ understanding and identification with Israel as well as strengthening their Jewish identity. Birthright is funded by Jewish philanthropists from North America, the government of Israel, and local Jewish communities from around the world, with each partner funding about a third of the program. Birthright treats each woman as an individual who deserves love and respect, as well as personal attention to her unique situation. We offer information and referrals to help clients meet their emotional and material needs. Birthright services are always free, absolutely confidential, and available to any woman regardless of age, race, religion, marital status, or financial situation. Our Services include: Love, hope, and encouragement Friendship and emotional support Non-judgmental, confidential help Free pregnancy tests Maternity and baby clothes Referrals to: Medical supports Financial and/or employment resources Housing Legal referrals Education assistance Social assistance Professional counseling Information on: Pregnancy and childbirth Prenatal development and care Parenting skills, child care, and child safety Career development and/or continuing education Community programs and/or social assistance Adoption If you or someone you know is facing an unplanned pregnancy, feel free to call a local Birthright. Click the Locations tab and find the chapter closest to you. Or call our toll-free Birthright Helpline at 1-800-550-4900 and talk to someone 24/7. Our volunteers are as near as your phone, and they want to help.
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