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Gary Rosenblatt writes about two new programs for returned Birthright Israel participants that are seeking to fill the vacuum caused by the closing of Birthright NEXT, which had been created to translate the participants’ enthusiasm for Israel into involvement in Jewish life back home. One Table, is based on the success Birthright Next had for several years in helping to sponsor Friday night Shabbat meals for Birthright alumni. Another innovative program, Bring Israel Home, offers a weekend retreat with fellow Birthrighters from their group of 40 bus mates, plus the Israeli participants, to those groups who complete 100 points of Jewish activity in the three months following their trip.
Updated: May. 27, 2015
Fifty Jewish professionals representing 41 diverse organizations throughout the Northeast convened recently in Washington, DC to share new ideas and learn from experts about the most effective and creative ways to engage Taglit-Birthright Israel alumni and young Jewish adults. The Washington, DC convening, hosted by NEXT: A Division of Birthright Israel Foundation, was designed to strengthen the NEXTwork—the only national network of engagement professionals and leaders who work directly with Birthrighters and young Jewish adults.
Updated: Dec. 10, 2014
One of Birthright NEXT’s newest endeavors is a pilot initiative with the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund of San Francisco (the Federation). Known as the JCF-NEXT Birthright Experience Pilot, the initiative is designed to maximize the Taglit-Birthright Israel experience through pre- and post-trip Jewish engagement in the Bay Area.
Updated: Oct. 26, 2014
Hundreds of young Jewish adults from across the country are expected to re-imagine, create, and host Passover Seders with friends with help from NEXT: A Division of Birthright Israel. To host, Birthright Israel alumni register with NEXT up until April 14th to receive resources and a small stipend designed to empower them to host personally meaningful and unique Seders. Since 2011, more than 1,000 NEXT Passover Seders have been hosted for thousands of young Jewish adults.
Updated: Apr. 02, 2014
A cohort of professionals from around the Ohio River Valley will begin a yearlong initiative, the NEXTwork Hub, to help them better engage Birthright Israel alumni and their peers throughout the region in Jewish life. Designed by NEXT: A Division of Birthright Israel Foundation, with funding from the Covenant Foundation, the NEXTwork Hub kicks off March 10, 2014 and will build a network of professionals in Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Columbus, Dayton and Lexington to learn new skills, build their professional capacity, and enhance their Jewish knowledge.
Updated: Mar. 26, 2014
Young Jewish adults with a vision to create cultural, spiritual, educational, service, and community-building projects for their peers can begin applying for a 2014 Natan/NEXT Grant for Social Entrepreneurs. Applications will be accepted through March 7th and recipients will be notified in June. Grants of up to $10,000 each will be awarded to projects that demonstrate long-term potential to engage young Jewish adults.
Updated: Feb. 27, 2014
In last October, a devoted group of local Las Vegas Birthrighters attended our first-ever Idea Slam, a space where young adults are empowered to not only generate ideas, but also to make them a reality. Over the course of the evening, participants schmoozed, ate dinner, and brainstormed new ways to engage with their peers, Judaism, and the local Las Vegas Jewish community. By evening’s end, they had generated over 100 ideas, voted on the top three that they wanted to see happen, and signed up to help actualize the ideas they liked best.
Updated: Jan. 01, 2014