NEXT: A Division of Birthright Israel Foundation has launched its 2013 High Holidays Initiative, featuring an interactive map of more than 250 holiday services set to take place in more than 145 U.S. cities.
The goal of the project is to empower Birthright trip alumni and others in the U.S. Jewish community to create personal High Holidays experiences.
The map is available at birthrightisraelnext.org/highholidays and includes a resource guide as well as small subsidies for Rosh Hashanah meals and Yom Kippur break-the-fasts.
“Taglit-Birthright participants have returned from their summeM . . . Now is the time to build on that connection and help make Jewish opportunities and communities more accessible, said Morlie Levin, CEO of NEXT. “We’ve found that Birthright Israel alumni are particularly interested in celebrating holidays with their friends, and the High Holidays Initiative offers them the opportunity to both create these experiences themselves and connect to community events they find meaningful.”