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Impact at A glance

Since its inception, Birthright Israel Onward has employed rigorous pre and post-program evaluation, designed to empirically assess the program's impact. The results are clear: Birthright Israel Onward works.

Number of Onward Israel participants in its most recent cohort in 2022.


Number of Onward Israel participants in the first cohort in 2012.


Onward Israel alumni are 59% more likely to educate others about Israel than they were before their program.


Percent of Onward Israel participants that attended the same or more Israel and Jewish activities and events after returning home. Contrary to the general trend of declining engagement among college students.


Demand is high: there are three applicants for every available spot on an Onward Israel program

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