NIF launches Naomi Chazan Fellowship applications

February 7, 2017 by J-Wire Staff
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New Israel Fund (NIF) Australia has launched applications for its Naomi Chazan Fellowship program which  includes a 10 day trip to Israel and the Palestinian Territories as well as skills building, personal and professional development, and building networks with an international cohort of leaders.

Last year’s Naomi Chazan Fellows meeting with Australia’s Ambassador to Israel Dave Sharma

“The trip is aimed at deepening people’s connection with Israel. It’s a unique opportunity to meet first-hand with leading activists across a variety of social and political causes,” explained NIF Australia Executive Director Liam Getreu. The trip is targeted at young people in their 20s and 30s and is ideal for those who have already visited Israel.

The program is in its third year but for the first time will be expanding to include young Jewish leaders from both the UK and the US.

One of this year’s fellows, Yuli Dar, was initially reluctant to apply as she felt burnt out from her youth movement involvement and formal Jewish education. In the end she was glad she decided to go: “The trip left me with a sense of awe and wonder for the amount of passion and hope that still exists in Israel, a country so challenging and intense to live in, yet with so much potential to capitalise on.”

Dar said she was touched by the activists she met, who asked the fellows to share their stories. She added: “It was also great to meet like minded people both in Israel and around the Jewish world that I can continue to engage with. A true global network of young professionals who love Israel, and care about its future.”

The Fellowship is subsidised by our donors in the NIF community. Applicants are required to pay $1,900 which covers all their accommodation, international and domestic flights, and most meals. In return fellows are expected to create four events upon their return to Australia.

“It is an amazing opportunity not only to experience Israel in a unique way, but to return to Australia and be part of expanding the Jewish community’s discourse about Israel. Fellows will be part of building new conversations in Australia that spread the message that we love and care about Israel and we do so with our eyes open,” added Getreu.

Applications are now open for the 2017-2018 Naomi Chazan Fellowship. The deadline for applications is Sunday March ​19.

For more details and to apply:

The program will run from July 13 to July 22

For more information please contact Sharon Berger at ​[email protected]​ or 0438-262120.


7 Responses to “NIF launches Naomi Chazan Fellowship applications”
  1. Jewgle Perth says:

    Besides the fact that the NIF are a purely evil organisation, they obviously can not crack the older market, who are less oblivious to their double standard and methods of operations. Now they have to recruit those that are lost and “Burn’t out from youth groups and formal Jewish education”. Seriously do they expect us to believe their propaganda, it is so transparent and dishonest.

  2. Yosi Tal says:

    The truth be told that NIF is an anti Jewish organisation.Why?because it doesnt want Israel to be a Jewish State….Its supports radical organisations like Adalah which are committed to Israel’s destruction and its supported by that George Soros…so no need to say anymore……………..

  3. Marta Mikey Frid says:

    Before you lend your agency’s efforts to promote this organization, you should inform yourself of its objectives, and procedures. Lest you wish to shame yourselves.

  4. Michael Kuttner says:

    Here is a link to an excellent analysis by NGO Monitor of what the NIF agenda is really all about:

  5. Marta Mikey Frid says:

    The New Israeli Fund is an Anti-Israeli NGO organization.

  6. Leon Poddebsky says:

    Certain objectives of the program have been published, but this organisation also has a hidden agenda, which occasionally surfaces.

  7. Leon Poddebsky says:

    Is that the Naomi Chazan who some years ago called a violent Arab riot ” a peaceful demonstration”?

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