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Grants in Israel



The Taglit-Birthright Israel program was started in 2000. It organizes 10-day educational tours of Israel for Jewish youth from around the world.

The target audience consists of young Jews between the ages of 18 and 26 who have never before been to Israel on a group educational tour. A significant number of Taglit participants – about 3,000 every year – are from the FSU.

With the support of Genesis Philanthropy Group, the Taglit-Birthright Israel program was able to customize its programs for Russian-speaking Jewish participants in order to achieve a greater impact. Specifically:

  • Offer professional training to Russian-speaking group leaders and tour guides.
  • Supplement the program's content with educational seminars, tours of sites of special significance for Russian-speaking Jews, workshops on genealogy work and the study of Jewish texts, and visits to museums and theaters.
  • Offer a Taglit trip to young adults from the FSU with special needs.
  • Include Russian-speaking IDF soldiers in Taglit programming.
  • Organize a special Taglit trip for a group of young Russian-speaking bloggers and journalists.

The Taglit program is supported mainly by private Jewish philanthropists and the State of Israel with financial participation from Genesis Philanthropy Group, the Jewish Federations of North America, the Jewish Agency for Israel and Keren Hayesod-UIA Fund.

Goals and objectives 

  • Help program participants establish an intellectual and personal connection to their Jewish heritage.
  • Build a foundation for the future generation of Jewish leaders.
  • Assist in developing connections between global Jewish communities and Israel.

Current Grants

Past Grants