The first Israel program that the Israel for Youth Foundation has chosen to support is the 6-week Year 10 Israel Trip 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. UJEB has been working with NSW’s Board of Jewish Education (BJE) who have been successfully running the program for many years. The program utilises the services of the Alexander Muss High School.
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 the UJEB program. The 2020 Program is planned for 7 December 2020 - 14 January 2021.
The UJEB Year 10 Israel Trip 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.
Israel for Youth makes Israel programs more affordable, allowing more students to participate, and therefore enabling a greater impact on Jewish continuity in our community.
A grant valued at $5,000 is given once the student is accepted onto the program requiring the family to pay the balance of the program cost. Subject to participants successfully completing the program, there is no obligation to repay the grant. Please note that UJEB has expectations of participants upon their return.
Families who can afford the full cost of the program are encouraged to forego the grant so that it can be used to support more participants or provide extra financial support to those who need it.
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