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Are You 27-32? Now You Can Come To Israel With Us Too!

For the first time since it’s founding in 1999, Taglit: Birthright Israel has extended it’s eligibility age to 32 years, allowing a wider demographic to come and experience Israel for free.  According to Birthright, the maximum eligible age reflects changing societal trends with young adults making life decisions – such as getting married and having children – later in life. This change will enable more Jewish young adults to develop connections with their heritage, the larger diaspora community and the State of Israel. During the Summer of 2018, Mayanot ran two buses of 27-32 year olds. "We weren’t sure what to expect”, said Jessica, part of the trip-coordinating team."  All of the applicants we’d had for these trips were from completely different backgrounds, at totally different stages in their lives. Some religious, some non-religious, some were parents, and some were soon to be married. Some were running very successful businesses. We wondered how the t