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This report examines the impact of Taglit-Birthright Israel on its alumni five to nine years after their visits to Israel. The data are derived from the second year of a longitudinal study of Jewish young adults. The present study is “Wave 2″ of long-term data collection from applicants and includes a new cohort as well as additional data from their initial respondents. As the researchers found in 2009, Taglit appears to be responsible for a 51% increase in the likelihood that a young Jew will marry Jewishly, as well as an increase in the attachment participants feel for Israel.
Updated: Mar. 07, 2011
This is the first long-term study of Taglit-Birthright Israel alumni to document the program's impact on early participants and their decisions and attitudes regarding marriage, community, and connection to Israel. The report finds, most dramatically, a deepening attachment to Israel and commitment to Jewish family.
Updated: Nov. 08, 2009
Israel experience trips—and Taglit-Birthright Israel trips in particular— increasingly include a substantial mifgash—an “encounter” between the Diaspora Jewish visitors and Israeli peers. The aim of the present report is to improve understanding of the formal and informal components of the mifgash, as well as the significance of the experience for North American and Israeli participants.
Updated: Dec. 18, 2008
Drawing on focus group interviews and interviews with communal professionals in five cities, this report examines the extent to which Birthright Israel alumni are able to express their heightened interest in Jewish life on their campuses and in their communities. The report, the first in a series, is part of a comprehensive research program in how best to meet the needs of the Birthright Israel alumni.
Updated: Nov. 26, 2008