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August 23, 2018 12:57 pm

Party for Young Russian-Speaking Jews Marks 18th Birthday of Taglit-Birthright

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Birthright participants from the former Soviet Union celebrate the 18th anniversary of the organization that sponsors 10-day free trips for Jewish youth. Photo: Taglit-Birthright Israel. – Taglit-Birthright Israel marked its 18th birthday on Aug. 21 with a series of events in Tel Aviv for 1,000 participants from the former Soviet Union, or FSU.

Festivities included self-navigated tours of Tel Aviv, a “Mayumana” show at the Abraham hostel, Zumba and beach volleyball, and a mega-event hosted by International CEO of Taglit-Birthright Israel Gidi Mark, as well as Genesis Philanthropy Group Vice President for Community Relations Dorit Golender.

The celebration also featured an education fair showcasing a range of learning opportunities in Israel, as well as a nighttime dance party.

“We are proud to mark not only Taglit Birthright Israel’s 18th birthday, but also a record 5,000 participants arriving from the former Soviet Union countries this year,” Mark told attendees. “They joined over 50,000 FSU alumni who already took this life-changing journey.”

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Birthright and Genesis have been in partnership for 10 years to design and provide enrichment experiences for young Russian-speaking Jews.

“I know that everything that you saw and heard, people that you have met, the land you’ve touched—all this will become a trigger for your own inner discoveries,” said Golender. “We know that, because more than 50,000 young Russian-speaking Jews have already made this journey, connected with their spiritual and historical roots, and rediscovered the meaning of the unity of our people.”

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