Welcome to BirthrightGuru!
BirthrightGuru is your source for everything about Birthright Israel trips, trip organizers, and the latest news impacting Birthright programs. The BirthrightGuru team is made up of young Jewish adults, with multiple Birthright Israel and family trips to Israel under our belt. We know what it’s like travel to Israel on Birthright and what it’s like to be there. We also have been keeping track of Birthright Israel for many years to stay on top of the latest developments. Our perspective is unbiased — we’re not affiliated with the official trip program or any trip organizer.
Our hope is that we help you, future Birthright Israel participant, find the best trip and make the most of the experience. We’re also here for you, parents of future Birthright Israel participants to help with everything from packing lists to updates on trip logistics and security.
We are dedicated supporters of Israel and programs that provide travel opportunities to Israel, including Birthright. We also recognize that Israel and the entire region is controversial and we are not naive to think that Israel can do not wrong. We have close family and friends who live in the country and believe strongly that the Jewish people need a safe place to call home.
We are unaffiliated with Birthright Israel and all trip organizers and have no financial or other relationship with any other organization — what we say is simply our best research into the issue combined with our expert opinions, though we always encourage you to ask more questions, of us, trip organizers, and yourself to make sure you find the right information. When we report information from Birthright Israel, a trip organizer, the Israeli government, or any other organization, we will also disclose what information is provided directly from that organization and what we have added as our opinion or information from separate sources.
BirthrightGuru makes money to support this website and our initiatives by showing ads and including affiliate links to products we recommend, which means that we may earn a commission if you purchase something we share on the site. We always disclose and clearly label content that is advertising or sponsored, and never do anything to trick you into thinking that something that we share is our own original content when it is actually being paid for by any other entity. If you ever see any paid content that is deceptive, please let us know and will carefully review. We care about supporting this site, but also about doing the right thing — and we mean that.
We disclose and clearly label any affiliate links for products we recommend. Furthermore, we do not recommend products simply to earn the commission. Again, it’s about doing the right thing. We share why we recommend a product and any potential drawbacks, and then recommend that you continue your research — try on the boots, read reviews online, and test stuff out — because that’s the only way to know for sure.