The first Israel program that the Israel for Youth Foundation has chosen to support is the 5.5 week Year 10 Israel experience run by Victoria's United Jewish Education Board. It is aimed at Year 10 students who are not part of the Jewish day school system and who have at least one Jewish parent.
The program provides students with an educational and experiential review of Israel and 4,000 years of Jewish history. The program gives students an opportunity to discover and explore their identity and sense of Jewish peoplehood. The result is an integrated educational and pluralistic experience that allows students to challenge themselves to forge their own link within the chain of Jewish continuity.
As part of a well-managed program, UJEB also provides critical educational opportunities prior to the program and after the participants return.
Click here to access more information about UJEB's Israel experience. The program typically takes place December - January.
UJEB's Year 10 Israel experience is aimed at Year 10 students who are not part of the Jewish day school system and who have at least one Jewish parent. It does not matter if students have been to Israel previously. Students can be based in Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
Students who are based in New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory or Queensland must contact our friends at Youth 2 Israel for further information.
Our charity makes Israel programs more affordable, allowing more students to participate, and therefore enabling a greater impact on Jewish continuity in our community. Our funding support is offered in several ways - the discretionary grant and extra financial assistance.
The Israel for Youth Foundation's funding comes from monies raised from a group of donors who understand the challenges being faced by many families across the many communities we support.
The discretionary grant
While our charity's grant is discretionary, key eligibility criteria to be considered includes:
The grant is valued at up to $5,000 and is given once the student is accepted onto the program requiring the family to pay the balance of the program cost. The support from our charity is subject to participants successfully completing the program .
Families have the choice of accessing the full, part of or none of the grant. The grant is discretionary which means that the Israel for Youth Foundation Board must approve each application. It is designed to support families who cannot afford the full cost of the program.
To be considered for the discretionary grant, you will need to provide basic financial information so that we can best assess funding requests and allocations. It is not an entitlement and so we ask families to be honest about their financial position. Families who have elected not to take the grant, have helped support other families who genuinely needed financial assistance.
Both Israel for Youth Foundation and UJEB require students to participate in both pre and post trip programs.
Extra financial assistance
Families who struggle to cover the balance of costs of UJEB's Ketsev program, after the grant is applied, can apply for further means-tested financial assistance from our charity. Please contact us for further information.
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