Why are fewer Jewish youth going on Birthright to Israel?

Daybreak Montreal

Fewer and fewer young Jews are taking advantage of a free trip to Israel - and the numbers are pretty stark: Ha'aretz reports twenty to fifty percent fewer young Jews in the US have signed up for "Birthright" this winter season compared to last. In Montreal, a Birthright coordinator confirmed to Daybreak the decline was being felt here too. We speak with Julia Pabst-Leonidas, a student who went and enjoyed the experience; and Hani Abramson, a student who has chosen not to go on Birthright.

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