Screenshot of the NEXT interactive map.

( NEXT: A Division of
Birthright Israel Foundation has launched its 2013 High Holidays Initiative, featuring an
interactive map of more than 250 holiday services set to take place in
more than 145 U.S. cities. The goal of the project is to empower Birthright trip alumni and others in the U.S. Jewish community to create personal High Holidays experiences.

Screenshot of the NEXT interactive map.

The map is available at
and includes a resource guide as well as small subsidies for Rosh Hashanah meals
and Yom Kippur break-the-fasts.

participants have returned from their summer… Now is the time to build on that
connection and help make Jewish opportunities and communities more accessible.
We’ve found that Birthright Israel alumni are particularly interested in
celebrating holidays with their friends, and the High Holidays Initiative
offers them the opportunity to both create these experiences themselves and
connect to community events they find meaningful,” said Morlie Levin, CEO
of NEXT.

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