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Israel/Middle Eastern Studies

Havatzelet Hashomer Hatzair - Shnat Australia

Program Description

Tlalim - Israel By Choice

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Program Description

Israel By Choice is a 5 or 10 month program for high school graduates who are not involved in youth movements from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa who want to spend a creative gap year in Israel exploring the land, the people and their Jewish identity.
 
Participants explore their own boundaries and interests through the choices they make throughout the program and form relationships with Israeli students. As a non-affiliated program, IBC allows participants from all Jewish backgrounds to learn from each other and to learn from and about  all different aspects of Israeli society.
 

For more information, please contact:

 

Lisa Karney
Sidney
Australia and New Zealand
program coordinator
0414873470
lkarney.ibc@gmail.com

 

Tayla Cohen
Melbourne -Australia
Program Coordinator
0401707242
tcohen.ibc@gmail.com

 

IBC - Office
Infoibc@masatlalim.com

 

Shnat Tzafon

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Program Description

Shnat, which means year in Hebrew, is a year of individual growth and exploration in which participants learn all sorts of life skills, things about themselves, and how to negotiate life with greater independence. Shnat is also about participating in a collective, the Shnat Kvutza, and about being part of a movement forum. This means that the process of independence, individual growth and discovery is connected to and supported by the other members of the group and the madrichim (guides) of the kvutza. 
 
The program gives participants tools to be able to do well in the world, fostering critical thought, learning about Israel, politics and Judaism, functioning in groups as well as taking care of oneself independently. Shnat provides the tools and a forum for exploring the next steps and potential paths for continuing to build one’s life consciously and within the framework of Hashomer Hatzair.