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Edie and Paul Rosenblum Gift of Israel Program

About the Program

One of the keenest goals of many Jewish parents is to help their child connect with Israel at a young age. Saving for such a special opportunity through the Edie and Paul Rosenblum Gift of Israel Program makes this more accessible than ever.

There are many organized Israel teen trips each year originating from North America. Each brings its special brand of fun, excitement and learning to the teen Israel experience. On any of these excellent trips, your child will have the opportunity to forge a very personal bond with Jewish history and ancestry, meet new people and make lasting friendships and absorb the incomparable feeling of Jewish community.

“It was amazing, extraordinary. I don’t have words to describe it. It’s almost a perfect place. I want to tell everyone about Israel and tell them to go.”
-Justin Katz
Edie and Paul Rosenblum Gift of Israel Participant Summer 2009

An immersive, four-week long group trip to Israel creates a more lasting impact at a formative age. With the Edie and Paul Rosenblum Gift of Israel Program, you won’t be alone in saving for such an opportunity—your synagogue and the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans will be contributing matching funds to make it more affordable for trip participants. Through the savings plan you can save up to $5,400, making your child’s trip to Israel far more affordable. Click here to learn about the savings plan and to download an application.

There is no waiting list, you can choose your own trip, and your child can go over his or her summer vacation. Start building Jewish identity now to guarantee our Jewish future—create an Edie and Paul Rosenblum Gift of Israel savings account now for your child. Help unlock Israel for the next generation through the Gift of Israel.

Want to learn more? Click here to learn about the Edie and Paul Rosenblum Gift of Israel Program's open enrollment opportunity.

Ready to sign up? Contact giftofisrael@jewishnola.com or 504-780-5600.

“The funds which I received from the Gift of Israel Program helped enable me to take the NFTY L’dor V’dor trip and have the most amazing summer of my life. My experiences this summer gave me a greater appreciation and understanding of our people’s history and culture and the importance of the
state of Israel. I had a wonderful time meeting and becoming close friends with Jewish American and Israeli teenagers. I had the time of my life and feel so lucky and grateful to have been able to go!”

-Laura Nussdorf
Edie and Paul Rosenblum Gift of Israel Participant
Summer 2011