The Shuk: Learn all about Israel programs

March 13, 2015 by Hayley Hadassin
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The Shuk is coming to Sydney and Melbourne! It is the biggest Israel programs fair held in Australia and will showcase a wide range of gap year, study abroad, special interest, post-university and volunteer experiences for young adults aged 18-30.

zfalogoThe event provides you with the opportunity to meet program organisers, alumni and learn about the significant funding opportunities.

Internships with Google, Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and working as a journalist for the Jerusalem Post are just some opportunities that can provide invaluable professional experience and life changing results.

ZFA President Dr Danny Lamm says: – “Israel can provide the framework for further study, with access to courses unavailable anywhere else in the world and internship opportunities with some of Israel’s most cutting edge companies that will set your CV apart from the rest. You can give back as you reach out to others through a myriad of volunteering options or simply take time away to discover Israel, explore your interests and live like a local.”

Masa offers generous support – a universal grant to all eligible applicants and means tested scholarships of up to $10 000 USD to assist with program costs. One option is to work as a Masa Teaching Fellow, an opportunity that offers Jewish university graduates a chance to address Israel’s educational achievement gap on a 10 month program. It is highly subsidised reducing the cost to US $1000.

Israel Program Coordinator, Sarit Braver says “For someone who has ever thought about going to Israel be it on a short or long-term program The Shuk is a great opportunity to meet program organisers face to face, ask questions, hear from alumni and find out about the generous funding opportunities available'”

Rosie Sheb’a, recently returned from her Taglit Birthright trip she says: – “The Birthright Taglit experience has completely changed my life in so many ways. I always knew it would be an interesting, intense and possibly reconnecting experience for me, but I had no idea it would completely shake the core of my foundation and being, connect me to my ancestors and culture in a plethora of ways and give me a new spiritual foundation and moral compass with which to navigate the rest of my life.”

The ZFA invite you to explore the many prospects with a large number of programs bringing out representatives from Israel and if that’s not enough there’s a $500 travel voucher from FBI Travel to be won.

“The Zionist Federation of Australia is proud to play a central role in sending over hundreds of Australian Jews on Israel programs each year. Participants return to Australia with a greater understanding of Israel and what it means to the Jewish people and also come back motivated and inspired with a stronger sense of personal and Jewish identity,” says Dr Danny Lamm

Find the dates in your state:-

SYDNEY: Sunday 22 March, 11am-1pm. Shalom College UNSW. Barker St, Kensington

MELBOURNE: Sunday 29 March, 11am-1pm. Beth Weizmann Community Centre. 306 Hawthorn Rd, Caulfield South

For more information please contact Sarit on (03) 9272 5584 or email The Israel programs Department are a team dedicated to helping find the perfect program for you


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