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El Al donates frequent flyer points to Birthright program

el al logoEditor’s Note:  In case you don’t speak Hebrew and don’t know airline codes, we offer these two glossary items for the following press release from El Al Air Lines.  1)  Matmid is a Hebrew word meaning, “cool” or “fabulous!”   2)  LY is the code on airline tickets for El Al.   Having established that, here’s El Al’s release about donating frequent flyer points to three programs benefiting Israel.
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NEW YORK (Press Release) – EL AL Israel Airlines is  the official carrier of Taglit-Birthright, the program that brings 18-26 year-old Jews living in the Diaspora on free trips to Israel,  and includes the organization in the airline’s GlobaLY program, which donates Matmid frequent flyer points to three charitable organizations in Israel: Taglit-Birthright, The Lone Soldier and Make-A-Wish Israel.

In the past month, EL AL has donated enough points to Taglit-Birthright, enabling 125 young people  to have a life changing experience in Israel. With the Matmid/GlobaLY program, EL AL donates points whenever a Matmid/GlobaLY club member travels on EL AL. There is no cost to the member, either points or money.

(The Lone Soldier program helps youngsters from Diaspora countries who volunteer to serve in the IDF, leaving their families behind.  Make-A-Wish Israel creates special vacations for youngsters with life-threatening diseases.)

Anyone who wants to become a Matmid frequent flyer/GlobaLY member and have EL AL donate points can register for free on the EL AL USA Facebook page (EL AL Israel Airlines USA).

In the past three years, EL AL has carried more than 50,000 Birthright participants, of whom 90 percent are from North America. Taglit-Birthright offers 10 day trips to Israel so participants can strengthen their bond with the land and people of Israel.

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