You may remember this video that I was in, playing the sure-to-be-Spirit-Award-winning role of "Joshie’s Mom"–announcing a competition sponsored by Taglit-birthright israel called "Let My Parents Go!"–in which a few lucky parents of birthright alumni will have the chance to go to Israel and experience the country that made their kids so enthusiastic about their identity.

Well, the video entries have come in–about 80 of them–and a team of judges narrowed the list to 18–Judaism’s magic number. The panel of judges consisted of filmmakers, journalists, educators and alumni, but now it’s your turn to vote… The nine videos with the most votes will win, sending between 9 and 18 parents or guardians to Israel for the first time.

The trip is taking place in July, so if you’re in Israel at that time–like I will be–keep your eyes peeled for a Birthright bus with a little more life experience…still, it will be a Taglit-Birthright Israel trip and the parents will experience everything an 18-26 year old would experience on their trip.

Reality show, anyone?

View the videos and vote here.

[cross-posted at MyUrbanKvetch]

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