A new matching grant will allow birthright israel to more than double enrollment for its summer programs. The free trip to Israel for young adults who never have been on a peer tour to the Jewish state notified its trip providers Sunday that it had secured funding for more than 8,200 spots for its summer programs. Due to funding problems, birthright had planned to accept only 3,500 people, all but 500 of whom would come from North America.
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