Taglit-Birthright Israel offers the gift of a free, 10-day educational trip to Israel for Jewish adults between the ages of 18-32. Since its inception in 2000, Taglit-Birthright Israel has sent nearly 300,000 Jewish young adults to Israel.
Birthright aims to strengthen participants' Jewish identity; to build an understanding, friendship, and lasting bond with the land and people of Israel; and to reinforce the solidarity of the Jewish people worldwide.
Taglit-Birthright Israel is a partnership between the Government of Israel, Jewish communities around the world (through the Jewish Federations of North America, the Jewish Agency for Israel and Keren Hayesod) and some 25,000 individual supporters in North America and around the world.
For the first time ever, The Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region hosted a Taglit-Birthright Israel trip that departed December 27, 2011 and returned January 8, 2012. The group consisted of 40 local 18-26 year olds (the age requirements at that time) from communities all around the Sacramento region.