Diller Teen Fellows program launched

February 12, 2016 by Hayley Hadassin
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The Zionist Federation of Australia has launched the Diller Teen Fellows leadership program has kicked off in Melbourne.

Back row: Zara Feil, Simmi Lipshatz, Amy Gilbert, Romy Miller, Hagar Ishay, Bryce Kenny, Ashleigh De Winter Middle: Hannah Casper, Anita Voloshin, Sasha Fink, Adira Steinman, Timna Cohen, Mayan Gafin, Maya Schwalb, Ellie Golvan, Jordan Kadish Front row: Edward Lichtig, Yishai Elaluf, Noah Epstein, Drew Feiglin, Jessy Benary Belfer

Back row: Zara Feil, Simmi Lipshatz, Amy Gilbert, Romy Miller, Hagar Ishay, Bryce Kenny, Ashleigh De Winter
Middle: Hannah Casper, Anita Voloshin, Sasha Fink, Adira Steinman, Timna Cohen, Mayan Gafin, Maya Schwalb, Ellie Golvan, Jordan Kadish
Front row: Edward Lichtig, Yishai Elaluf, Noah Epstein, Drew Feiglin, Jessy Benary Belfer

The 18 Fellows were selected after a rigorous interview process held late last year his unique program that aims to create an international network of Jewish Teen Leaders.

The year-long program will see the fellows participate in leadership workshops and Shabbatonim. As well, the fellows will travel to Israel along with their peers from the United States, Canada and South Africa, meeting their Israeli partner groups in July 2016. During this time over 500 Diller Teen Fellows will meet and share their experiences as participants of this program and gain skills to impact their respective communities.

Melbourne is proud to be the first Australian community to join this program, which began operating in 1998 in San Francisco and has grown to include 26 communities. The Melbourne cohort is partnered with 20 students from the Golan region.

The program officially launched in Melbourne with an opening workshop on 31st January and a Jewish identity Shabbaton, which was held 5-7th February. During the first workshop, fellows were given the opportunity to get to know each other and figure out how they were going to spend a Shabbat together, given their different backgrounds. Romy Miller, 14 said that the opening activity was a chance for us to: – “Not only make us think deeply about who we are, but it gave us an insight into other participants.”

Noah Epstein, 16 reflected: – “Not only did we learn to appreciate the views and values of others, we were also able to consolidate our own opinions.”

The group is made up of year 10 and 11 students from six different schools; Bialik, King David, Liebler Yavneh College, McKinnon Secondary College, Methodist Ladies College and Mount Scopus College. They come from a variety of different religious affiliations.

Jordan Kadish, 16 said that the Shabbaton was spent: – “Learning about religious, political and Zionistic topics, as well as building friendships along the way.”

The Zionist Federation of Australia is proud to be the facilitating body for this exceptional program. Spearheading this program is Ellie Golvan who said that: – “It was very special to see the group come together for a Shabbat and share their own personal experiences of Shabbat in a meaningful and respectful way. The Diller Teen Fellows program is a unique multi-faceted program, creating an international network of leaders in our community. It’s important to look at this group as the young leaders of today and to invest in them in order to give them tools to impact our community in a positive way.”

Diller Teen Fellows and alumni (there are over 2000) are encouraged to form an international network of Jewish leaders who will creatively and collaboratively engage in activism and community leadership.

ZFA Executive Director Ginette Searle says: – “At a time when it is increasingly difficult to engage young adults in Jewish and Israel-related activity, the potential of a program which provides tools, knowledge and importantly motivation for young leaders to take continuing active roles is priceless.”

The Diller Teen Fellows leadership program has kicked off in Melbourne! The 18 Fellows were selected after a rigorous interview process held late last year and the Zionist Federation of Australia is proud to officially launch this unique program that aims to create an international network of Jewish Teen Leaders.

The year-long program will see the fellows participate in leadership workshops and Shabbatonim. As well, the fellows will travel to Israel along with their peers from the United States, Canada and South Africa, meeting their Israeli partner groups in July 2016. During this time over 500 Diller Teen Fellows will meet and share their experiences as participants of this program and gain skills to impact their respective communities.

Melbourne is proud to be the first Australian community to join this program, which began operating in 1998 in San Francisco and has grown to include 26 communities. The Melbourne cohort is partnered with 20 students from the Golan region.

The program officially launched in Melbourne with an opening workshop on 31st January and a Jewish identity Shabbaton, which was held 5-7th February. During the first workshop, fellows were given the opportunity to get to know each other and figure out how they were going to spend a Shabbat together, given their different backgrounds. Romy Miller, 14 said that the opening activity was a chance for us to: – “Not only make us think deeply about who we are, but it gave us an insight into other participants.”

Noah Epstein, 16 reflected: – “Not only did we learn to appreciate the views and values of others, we were also able to consolidate our own opinions.”

The group is made up of year 10 and 11 students from six different schools; Bialik, King David, Liebler Yavneh College, McKinnon Secondary College, Methodist Ladies College and Mount Scopus College. They come from a variety of different religious affiliations.

Jordan Kadish, 16 said that the Shabbaton was spent: – “Learning about religious, political and Zionistic topics, as well as building friendships along the way.”

The Zionist Federation of Australia is proud to be the facilitating body for this exceptional program. Spearheading this program is Ellie Golvan who said that: – “It was very special to see the group come together for a Shabbat and share their own personal experiences of Shabbat in a meaningful and respectful way. The Diller Teen Fellows program is a unique multi-faceted program, creating an international network of leaders in our community. It’s important to look at this group as the young leaders of today and to invest in them in order to give them tools to impact our community in a positive way.”

Diller Teen Fellows and alumni (there are over 2000) are encouraged to form an international network of Jewish leaders who will creatively and collaboratively engage in activism and community leadership.

ZFA Executive Director Ginette Searle says: – “At a time when it is increasingly difficult to engage young adults in Jewish and Israel-related activity, the potential of a program which provides tools, knowledge and importantly motivation for young leaders to take continuing active roles is priceless.”

The Diller Teen Fellows leadership program has kicked off in Melbourne.

The 18 Fellows were selected after a rigorous interview process held late last year and tç is proud to officially launch this unique program that aims to create an international network of Jewish Teen Leaders.

The year-long program will see the fellows participate in leadership workshops and Shabbatonim. As well, the fellows will travel to Israel along with their peers from the United States, Canada and South Africa, meeting their Israeli partner groups in July 2016. During this time over 500 Diller Teen Fellows will meet and share their experiences as participants of this program and gain skills to impact their respective communities.

Melbourne is proud to be the first Australian community to join this program, which began operating in 1998 in San Francisco and has grown to include 26 communities. The Melbourne cohort is partnered with 20 students from the Golan region.

The program officially launched in Melbourne with an opening workshop on 31st January and a Jewish identity Shabbaton, which was held 5-7th February. During the first workshop, fellows were given the opportunity to get to know each other and figure out how they were going to spend a Shabbat together, given their different backgrounds. Romy Miller, 14 said that the opening activity was a chance for us to: – “Not only make us think deeply about who we are, but it gave us an insight into other participants.”

Noah Epstein, 16 reflected: – “Not only did we learn to appreciate the views and values of others, we were also able to consolidate our own opinions.”

The group is made up of year 10 and 11 students from six different schools; Bialik, King David, Liebler Yavneh College, McKinnon Secondary College, Methodist Ladies College and Mount Scopus College. They come from a variety of different religious affiliations.

Jordan Kadish, 16 said that the Shabbaton was spent: – “Learning about religious, political and Zionistic topics, as well as building friendships along the way.”

The Zionist Federation of Australia is proud to be the facilitating body for this exceptional program. Spearheading this program is Ellie Golvan who said that: – “It was very special to see the group come together for a Shabbat and share their own personal experiences of Shabbat in a meaningful and respectful way. The Diller Teen Fellows program is a unique multi-faceted program, creating an international network of leaders in our community. It’s important to look at this group as the young leaders of today and to invest in them in order to give them tools to impact our community in a positive way.”

Diller Teen Fellows and alumni (there are over 2000) are encouraged to form an international network of Jewish leaders who will creatively and collaboratively engage in activism and community leadership.

ZFA Executive Director Ginette Searle says: – “At a time when it is increasingly difficult to engage young adults in Jewish and Israel-related activity, the potential of a program which provides tools, knowledge and importantly motivation for young leaders to take continuing active roles is priceless.”

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