Birthright Israel and the Israeli-American Council will offer a new Birthright program track for Israeli-American young adults called IAC Shelanu. The free trip for children of Israelis, which will be funded by the council, will be conducted in Hebrew.
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The Birthright program takes Jewish 18- to 26-year-olds on free 10-day trips to Israel.
The impetus of trip is a recent study commissioned by the council which found that about 17 percent of second generation Israeli-Americans are married to non-Jews and Hebrew fluency drops from 53 percent to 19 percent for those living in the United States for more than ten years.
The Israeli-American Council serves an estimated 750,000 Israelis in the United States with a large variety of programs and events.