JNF Australia Educators Study Tour to Israel

December 17, 2019 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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75 educators from across Australia will participate in JNF Australia’s Educators Study Tour in Israel from 31st December 2019 – 9 January 2020.

A JNF Educators Tour

Jewish and non-Jewish educators will be immersed in a variety of environmental and Zionist projects, providing them with new knowledge, educational resources and first-hand experiences to bring back to the classroom.

For ten days, the delegation will tour the length and breadth of the country – from the Golan Heights to the Arava, from the Dead Sea to Tel Aviv – soaking up Israel’s rich and fascinating history and culture. The real value of the trip, however, is the opportunity to visit local schools, network with Israeli teachers, learn from experts in the fields of agriculture, R&D and ecology, and visit the communities and projects directly supported by JNF Australia.

Educators from 27 institutions have been selected from a wide range of faculties including science, history, geography, arts and Jewish Studies as well as managerial roles within the schools. This year, 40 non-Jewish educators have been selected, including a number of Educators from Public Schools and universities. The ultimate outcome of the program is for the participants to come back to their Australian classrooms with a greater understanding of Israel and the heritage of the children they are teaching. Yigal Nisell, JNF’s Education Shaliach, believes he is not only taking the 75 educators to Israel, but more importantly he is bringing the 20,000 students they represent.

JNF Australia CEO Dan Springer said that “JNF takes much pride in the partnership that we have established with schools and youth movements over many decades, instilling our children with a deep understanding of Israel, her history, challenges and triumphs. This tour enables educators to also be immersed in that history, as well as exposed to today’s projects, priorities and inspiring communities all over the country. Most importantly, they will come back ready to help inspire their students with a love for Israel.”

Please see below breakdown of participants:


No# State School Qty
1 NSW Bellevue Hill Public School 3
2 NSW NSW Board of Jewish Education 1
3 NSW Clovelly Childcare Centre 1
4 NSW Emanuel School 3
5 NSW Kensington Public School 1
6 NSW Kesser Torah College 4
7 NSW Maroubra Synagogue 1
8 NSW Masada College 5
9 NSW Moriah College 8
10 NSW Mount Sinai 2
11 NSW Reddam House College 3
12 NSW Shalom College 1
13 NSW Southern Cross University 1
14 NSW St Ives Public School 1
15 NSW Vaucluse Public School 2
16 NSW Waverley College 1
17 NSW Waverly Public School 1
18 NSW Yeladim Early Learning Centre 3
19 NZ Kadmiah School 1
20 VIC Bialik College 5
21 VIC Heatherwood School 1
22 VIC King David School 5
23 VIC Liebler Yavneh College 5
24 VIC Mount Scopus Memorial College 12
25 VIC St Kilda Shule 1
26 VIC Victorian School of Languages 1
27 WA Carmel School 2

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