Academy BJE’s Discover Israel Project

February 6, 2012 by Nanette Horak
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Students on Academy BJE’s 2011 Discover Israel Program have recently returned from a highly successful trip to the Holy Land.

The 22 students from as far afield as Byron Bay and Melbourne, formed the largest group taken to date, and experienced a once-in-a-lifetime 6 week program learning about their heritage and the vast history of Israel. The students have returned with a deeper understanding and awareness of who they are, and their commitment to their Jewish community.

Desiree Felsher, the mother of student Dylan Felsher, said: “Dylan had the most brilliant time. He left a boy and came back a man. He absolutely raved about the tour and all the organisation. I am really so pleased that we made the sacrifice and sent him.”

Student: Yuval Rabinowitz added: “At the beginning, I didn’t expect much from the program but as soon as we all got together at the airport I already felt a sense of family. During the 24 hours trip to Israel we all bonded very quickly and became a strong group. As the days in Israel progressed we all gained friendships that were so strong that we just always enjoyed each other’s company. Israel was an experience like no other I’ve had or probably will have. I feel so privileged that I could be a part of such a wonderful experience.”

Teacher Lisa Inberg said: “This was a trip that the students will cherish for many years to come. It was truly special watching the students develop over the 6 weeks – I hope the students will continue to grow and learn from their experiences in Israel.”

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One Response to “Academy BJE’s Discover Israel Project”
  1. Elizabeth says:

    Well done! Keep up the wonderful work. More doners need to support this program.

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