Since its inception in December 1999, Birthright Israel has sent more than 350,000 Jewish young adults to Israel. They come from 62 countries, all 50 U.S. states and Canadian provinces, and from nearly 1,200 North American colleges and universities. The gift of a Birthright Israel trip is made possible thanks to the generous support from many sources, including parents of trip participants, alumni of the program, the program’s founders and other philanthropists, the State of Israel, the Jewish federation system and Keren Hayesod, the Jewish Agency for Israel, and thousands of individuals donors from around the world who believe in our mission.