The 2017 group promise to set new records as registrations open for the first Information night, aimed at students outside the Jewish day schools. The increasing number of $5,000 vouchers granted to every student by Youth 2 Israel (Y2i) has driven a surge in the popularity of Year 10 Israel programs.
Israel surprises everyone who visits, whether you are a first time visitor or have been before. Students were interviewed during the program to give us some insights.
Friendships go accross school boundaries and the sense of community for participants in Year 10 Israel programs. While this is most true of those on the Emet Israel program, the Y2i Community Day is about extending this to the Jewish Day Schools.
Take a look at the collection of videos we put together while the 2016 program participants were in Israel enjoying their journey of a lifetime.
Israel provides personalised learning opportunities and does not discriminate against any child no matter which school they attend, no matter their background or how much they know about Judaism. We want to share some of the insights from students as they partipate in the 2016 programs with BJE - Emet Israel, Emanuel - Chavayah and Masada and Moriah - IST
All three 2016 Programs, Chavayah (Emanuel), Emet Israel (BJE) and IST (Moriah and Masada) have now arrived in Israel and made their way to the Kotel.
There are currently 274 students in Israel participating in Year 10 programs. That is 48 more than last year, proving the success of the voucher system implemented by Youth 2 Israel (Y2i). Every Year 10 student in NSW/ACT/QLD, with a parent who is Jewish, is eligible for a $5,000 voucher towards an approved Israel-based educational program of five weeks or more.
"Why Be Jewish?" - the video put together by Youth 2 Israel, was inspired by a conversation with donors, so we asked 15-17-year-old students why be Jewish?
"Why Be Jewish?" Is the theme behind a new video released by Youth 2 Israel. The video takes a closer look at this question and lets our youth give their perspective, featuring students from a variety of schools.
“Zionism is a passion of mine and I believe that my experiences in Israel have not only shaped my beliefs but have inspired me to get actively involved in the community at home in order to ensure that every young adult is afforded the opportunity to go to Israel. Y2i enables young people to connect with their Jewish and Zionistic identities, helping shape the future leaders of our community.”read more about Jessica