About Tailor Made
Tailor Made thrives on providing our participants with a modern and authentic Birthright Israel experience.
We offer fun, flexible and exciting itineraries. We believe our participants should have the opportunity to experience Israel as locals and connect to their Jewish identity at their own pace. Our goal is to offer our participants a genuine and unique opportunity to spend their time in Israel alongside locals.
Tailor Made is proud to work with the United States, and we are excited to announce that as of Winter 2023-4 we will be the exclusive provider in Canada.
What are our values?
For us, it’s about connecting with and caring for the world we live in and making a positive impact wherever we go. It’s about respecting and understanding culture, environment, and community. Now more than ever, we get how essential that is on a personal and collective level.
Israel is much more than a travel destination, it’s your home. Birthright Israel trips connect you on a whole new level with yourself, the land, and the people. We want you to feel good about the way you’re traveling and really connect with the Israeli experience. Local, authentic, fun, and as earth-friendly as possible with lots of breathing room so you can really take it all in.
Tailor Made believes in a personal approach with our participants, staff, and team. That is why we have been a trusted organizer in the service industry for over 20 years.
About Birthright Israel
Birthright Israel began with a bold idea—offering a free, life-changing trip to Israel for young Jewish adults between the ages of 18 and 26 and, in doing so, transforming the Jewish future.
Our mission is to give every Jewish young adult around the world, especially the less connected, the opportunity to visit Israel on an educational trip. Today, Birthright Israel is the largest educational tourism organization in the world that has given over 800,000 journeys to the magical state of Israel.
Our hope is that our trips motivate young people to continue to explore their Jewish identity and support for Israel and maintain long-lasting connections with the Israelis they meet on their trip. We encourage our alumni to take active roles in Jewish organizations and to participate in follow-up activities worldwide.
How do we do it?
Founded in 1999 by a remarkable group of committed Jewish philanthropists led by Charles Bronfman and Michael Steinhardt, Birthright Israel aims to give every young Jewish person equal opportunity to explore life’s most important questions. About identity, community, connection to a homeland.
The gift of a Birthright Israel trip is made possible thanks to the generous support of many sources, including the State of Israel, the program’s founders and other philanthropists, the Jewish Federation system and Keren Hayesod, the Jewish Agency for Israel, parents of trip participants, alumni of the program, and thousands of individuals donors from around the world who believe in our mission.
In North America, Birthright Israel Foundation raises the necessary funds thanks to 30,000+ donors each year, to ensure that Birthright Israel remains a gift to young Jewish adults for years to come. Learn more at BirthrightIsrael.Foundation >
Twenty years ago, when Birthright Israel was launched, there was a crisis in the Jewish world – Jews in the diaspora were steadily drifting away from their heritage, their traditions and their community.
The program that began as an experiment has been extraordinarily successful; it is enhancing the vibrancy of Jewish life in countries around the globe.
Since its inception in December 1999, over 800,000 participants took part in Birthright Israel, more than 115,000 of which are Israelis. They come from 68 countries including all 50 U.S states, Canadian provinces, and nearly 1,000 North American colleges and universities.
80% Of participants consider Birthright Israel a life-changing experience – an approval rate any brand would envy.
Birthright Israel programs have contributed $1.5 billion to the Israeli economy.
Since Birthright Israel’s inception, the Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies (CMJS) at Brandeis University has conducted rigorous research to evaluate the program and learn about its impact on the current generation of Jewish young adults. The evidence from the Brandeis studies indicates that participation in Birthright Israel positively alters participants’ trajectory of Jewish engagement and connection to Israel.