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The Birthright Israel program takes Jewish 18-to-26-year-olds on free 10-day trips to Israel. The impetus of the trip is a recent study commissioned by the council which found that about 17 percent of second generation Israeli Americans are married to non-Jews and Hebrew fluency drops from 53 percent to 19 percent for those living in the United States for more than 10 years. For more information contact: BirthRightIsrael.com or Call MAJF: (251) 343-7197
Exploring the Desert
Birthright Israel Excel is an exciting summer internship/fellowship program for North American college sophomores, juniors and select seniors. Students interested in pursuing careers in business and technology are placed in 10 week summer internships in leading global companies in Israel. They live and travel together as a group, and meet with leaders in business, politics and global economics. Internships cover a range of industries, including finance, venture capital, consulting, biotech and technology. Only 40 positions are available for his exclusive opportunity. The fellowship program continues upon return from Israel with leadership and professional development programming. The enrollment period for Summer 2015 opens November 1, 2014 and runs through January 25, 2015. Birthright Israel is seeking our assistance in making sure that this exciting opportunity is available to appropriate candidates across our communities.