Birthright Israel Now Arriving - or Do we have to go on Vacation to be Jewish?
Author(s): Daniel S. Brenner
Series: CLAL Community and Society Archive
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Israel Experience; Jewish Identification; Jewish Youth
Coverage: United States
The author argues that there is a phenomenon in which a part of one's identity only becomes clear when one is in a new context, such as a vacation. He specifically calls attention to Birthright Israel trips and questions how Generation Y can be effectively exposed to American Judaism in a large scale program.