Birthright participant dies in sleep


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Birthright Israel participant died in his sleep on the last night of his trip.

Michael Kellogg, 24, of Virginia, died last week during a Birthright trip for young professionals, The Jerusalem Post reported. Kellogg’s family lives in Connecticut, where he will be buried. The body was scheduled to arrive Wednesday in Connecticut.

An autopsy is being conducted on the body, the Post reported. Kellogg was being treated for a medical condition, according to the newspaper.

Fellow participants told the Post that Kellogg got a lot out of the trip and added to it. 

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