Applications Open for the Fourth Year of Naomi Chazan Fellowship

March 12, 2018 by Community newsdesk
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Applications have opened for the fourth year of the New Israel Fund Australia’s flagship program, the year-long Naomi Chazan Fellowship.

The program includes a 10 day trip (9-18 July 9) to Israel to meet with social justice and human rights activists and NIF grantee organisations, three local Australian skills development workshops and the opportunity to help broaden the communal conversation about Israel in Australia.

The Australians will be joined by Fellows from the UK,US, and for the first-time Canada, making it a truly international gathering of young Jewish professionals from around the world. The trip is aimed at leaders in their 20s and 30s and is ideal for people who have already visited Israel.

“I joined the fellowship because I wanted to connect with people in Israel and abroad who are passionate about the vibrancy of Israel’s democracy. Thanks to the NIF, I’ve learned a great deal and met amazing people doing incredible work,” said this year’s fellow, Bracha Rafael.

“The trip provides a unique opportunity for Fellows to deepen their relationship with Israel by meeting first-hand with leading activists involved in social and political change on the ground in Israel,” explained NIF Australia Executive Director Liam Getreu.

This increased understanding across a range of issue areas inspires Fellows to create their own programming in Australia to share with their peers. The five fellows from this year’s Fellowship have chosen a number of mediums including film, photography and print to reach new audiences and create engaging conversations about Israel. Each year, Fellows are able to create their own programming based on issue areas that resonate with them.

“NIF is leading an important conversation in Australia: how do we partner with Israelis from all background to further the values of freedom and democracy ingrained in the Declaration of Independence. Our Fellowship program, now with 15 incredible graduates, are key leaders in those conversations happening across the Jewish community,” said Getreu.

The Fellowship is heavily subsidised by NIF donors. The program includes international and domestic flights, accommodation, and most meals while in Israel.

Applications are now open for the 2018-2019 Naomi Chazan Fellowship. The deadline for applications is April 9, 2018. For more details and to apply:

For more information please contact NIF Australia Program Manager Sharon Berger at or 0438-262120.


One Response to “Applications Open for the Fourth Year of Naomi Chazan Fellowship”
  1. leon Poddebsky says:

    Is this the same Naomi Hazan who some years ago called a violent Arab riot in Israel a “peaceful demonstration?”
    This is an example of the Stalinist language that she and her NIF use as a smokescreen to conceal their barely hidden agenda.

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