Suriname’s Young Jews Have the Chance to Visit Israel – YOU Can Help Them Get There

You may have seen our recent appeal to raise funds to help send 16 Jewish youth from Suriname on a Birthright trip (a two-week tour of Israel’s religious and historic sites). If not, check out the recent Kulanu Blog post. They are so happy to have the opportunity to visit Israel, study Torah and connect with other Jews from around the world. Their community — the oldest Jewish community in the Americas — is also looking forward to their trip so that they can in turn learn more about their heritage and traditions from these young folks.

Although the flight from the US to Israel and most other expenses are covered by the Birthright organization, this group needs our help to get a flight to Miami so they can go on this amazing journey. We have already raised $5215, and need $7285 more to cover round-trip flights from Suriname to Miami for all 16 of the eligible youth. You can read more about this opportunity at, and see the full proposal including biographies of each trip candidate by clicking here.

If you have already contributed, thank you so much! If not, just send a check to Kulanu (NYC office address is below) or donate online at — make sure to put “Suriname” in your check memo or online comments. Another way to support this resilient group is by spreading the word to your networks about this appeal. Email your friends and colleagues, or “tweet” the line below or post it to your Facebook page!

Help Kulanu send 16 from Suriname to Israel. If they get to Miami, all expenses will be paid by Birthright.

You can learn more about the Suriname Jewish community at