I am from an area that's not what anyone would consider Jewish. Going on Birthright was one of the greatest experiences of my life! Even though I grew up away from established communities, I immediately felt connected to everyone and to Israel. I made tons of Israeli friends, and have visited some when I came back. I'm glad to see Israelis get a great experience out of it too!
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from the article: Young Israelis get Jewish identity boost from Birthright too