Frequently Asked Questions

Q: If my child participates in the Edie and Paul Rosenblum Gift of Israel, can they still travel with Birthright?
A: Yes. Participants of the Edie and Paul Rosenblum Gift of Israel can still take part in Birthright Israel.


Q: How old can my child be to go on an organized Israel trip? 

A: To quality for the Edie and Paul Rosenblum Gift of Israel program, students must be currently enrolled in high school, and not graduated from high school at the time of the trip. 

Q: How do we receive our community's grant funding? 
A: Once you select and register for a trip, you will complete the Federation's Trip Declaration Form.  The Federation will then send a check directly to the trip registrar and contact your synagogue regarding their $750 contribution.

Q: Will the entire cost of my child’s trip to Israel be covered by the Edie and Paul Rosenblum Gift of Israel program?
A: Participating families are advised that the grant funds may not cover the full cost of the chosen Israel program. 

Q: How do I make a gift to someone else's Gift of Israel savings account?
A: As of 2017, the Federation is no longer managing individual accounts. Please send your gift directly to the individual. Contact Michelle Neal ( if you have any questions..  

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