NEXT: A Division of Birthright Israel Foundation
South East Bay
Adult Education / Discussion
Art / Culture
Social / Networking
Social Service / Mitzvah
Ten days in Israel is an incredible experience, but what happens when you get back? There are plenty of ways to continue living out the best parts of your Birthright Israel trip right here in the States.
Start at home. Remember celebrating Shabbat in Israel with all of your tripmates? Our NEXT Shabbat? program will help you bring that experience to your friends here at home. It's easy: Invite at least four friends over for a Friday night dinner or Saturday lunch, and we'll provide resources and some funds to cover the cost of groceries or take-out.
Keep your eye on our programs. We offer programs to all Birthright Israel alumni, regardless of when you returned from your trip or where you live.
Right now, we're partnering with Natan to give grants to social entrepreneurs, so if you are interested in creating a long-term program to bring Jews in your community together for cultural, spiritual, educational, or community service experiences, make sure to learn more and apply. Applications must be submitted by January 15th, 2012.
When Jewish holidays roll around, we'll help you create your own celebrations for your friends-like Passover seders-and share plenty of resources to help you make it happen.
We'll make sure to announce these programs on our website as they become available, but if you want first dibs, be sure to check out our Facebook page, where you'll hear it before everyone else.
Take advantage of opportunities. On our NEXT Shabbat Facebook page, we list tons of great programs, festivals, long-term trips to Israel, and more run by awesome organizations across the country. Check them out!
Find out what's happening in your community.
Finally, on our website, you will find a list of links to websites and Facebook pages organized by city so you can connect to great events and opportunities in your hometown, meet awesome people like the ones from your trip, and continue exploring all of the things you learned, saw, and experienced in Israel. We're adding new links all the time, so check back often.