Schnatties head to Israel

January 26, 2016 by Hayley Hadassin
Read on for article
120 young Jewish Australians from across Australia have left Melbourne and Sydney to spend a year in Israel on various Zionist programs.

Sydney group

Sydney group

ZFA president Dr Danny Lamm was at Melbourne airport to farewell the group.

ShlichimMadrichim, family and friends were at both airports to be with participants from BetarHabonim DrorHashomer HatzairHineni and Netzer all coordinated by the AZYC.

The Bnei Akiva left last week. There were over 500 people in Sydney and Melbourne at the airport. The Shnatties were sent off amid chanting, singing, cheering, flag waving and emotional renditions of Advance Australia Fair and

Dr Danny Lamm farewells the Melbourne contingent

Dr Danny Lamm farewells the Melbourne contingent


Gabi Newman, head of the Australian Zionist Youth Council, said: “It’s always wonderful sending the next future madrichim of our movements to Israel where we will be  privileged to see them grow and develop into future leaders of our movements and Jewish communities.

Netzer’s Ella Sandler – added: “I am hoping it will a very ideologically fulfilling year and I look forward to discovering more about my Jewish identity and Israel.”
Habonim’s Raphael – Janover  Rocha said: “I am nervous but I know it will be an incredible year and I look forward to immersing myself in Israeli culture and life.”
Hineni’s Emma Freilich added:  “I hope to explore my Jewish Identity, connect with and build the land, volunteer, make new friends, have fun and have the best year of my life.”

Speak Your Mind

Comments received without a full name will not be considered
Email addresses are NEVER published! All comments are moderated. J-Wire will publish considered comments by people who provide a real name and email address. Comments that are abusive, rude, defamatory or which contain offensive language will not be published

    Rules on posting comments