Frequently Asked Questions

Q: If my child participates in the Edie and Paul Rosenblum Gift of Israel, can they still travel with Birthright?
A: Yes. Participants of the Edie and Paul Rosenblum Gift of Israel can still take part in Birthright Israel.


Q: How old can my child be to go on an organized Israel trip? 

A: They must currently be enrolled in high school to qualify for the Edie and Paul Rosemblum Gift of Israel program.

Q: How do we receive our community's grant funding? 
A: Once you select and register for a trip, you will notify the Federation in writing and then the Federation will transfer your funds directly to the trip registrar and contact your synagogue regarding their $750 contribution.

Q: Will the entire cost of my child’s trip to Israel be covered by the Edie and Paul Rosenblum Gift of Israel program?
A: Participating families are advised that the grant funds may not cover the full cost of the chosen Israel program. 

Q: How do I make a gift to someone else's Gift of Israel savings account?
A: As of 2017, the Federation is no longer managing individual accounts. Please send your gift directly to the individual. Contact Nancy ( if you need help locating the address.  

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