Not just a free trip.

Birthright

This summer, an estimated 40,000 young American Jews will embark on a trip to Israel led by Taglit-Birthright. For our entire generation, going on Birthright has been seen as a rite of passage in our Jewish journey. But we can no longer allow a free trip that hides the truth about the Occupation be synonymous with being a young Jewish person in America.

This summer, we are urging Taglit-Birthright to tell the truth about the Israeli Occupation to the tens of thousands of young American Jews that will participate in its programming.

 

 

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June 2018

How do I reconcile with the fact that Birthright, a Jewish space, doesn’t uphold the Jewish values I’ve been taught to cherish? We’re encouraged to analyze, to challenge, to question. But why not here? Birthright is missing a crucial component of our Jewish tradition — asking questions. What does this tradition become if we bury some of its most basic values in that process?

- Alyssa, Birthright Participant in March 2018 / Read Full Letter

 

 
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Going on Birthright this summer?

We have everything you need to ask questions on your trip: facts about Israel/ Palestine, what to do when extending your trip, our Liberation Syllabus for learning more about the Occupation, and more!  

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What is ifnotnow?

Join Our Growing Movement

We are building a vibrant and inclusive movement within the American Jewish community, across generations and organizational affiliations. This movement is open to any who seek to shift the American Jewish public away from the status quo that upholds the occupation.

To learn more or get involved visit ifnotnowmovement.org

 
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Share your Birthright Testimony. 

Birthright claims to be an a-political institution with no agenda. Our experiences tell us otherwise, and we're set on debunking this myth. We need your help to expose their political agenda.

Sign up here to share your story.

 

Take action!

 

Make a Donation

Our movement depends on the generosity and support of our community.

 

Sign the 'Not Just a Free Trip' Petition

We can no longer allow a free trip that hides the truth about the Occupation be synonymous with being a young Jewish person in America.

Sign this petition if you think Birthright needs to show young American Jews on its trips the truth.

 

Attend an Orientation Training

Our orientation training is the essential building block of IfNotNow. Through attending one of our trainings, you will get the tools and materials necessary to start participating as a full member of IfNotNow.

 To sign up for a training or to express general interest in attending a training, please click here and complete the form. If you express interest in a city where we currently have trainings, you will then receive a Google Form to register for a specific date. If we aren't in your city yet, we hope to be soon.

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IfNotNow members and supporters get together regularly, for actions, community events, and meetings. Find out what’s happening near you by locating your city in the map of IfNotNow locations.

 

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