Grants in Israel
Midrasha Zionit – Educational Seminars in Israel
- Grant period: 2012->>
- Grantee link: Midrasha Zionit
Today, a critical mass of Midrasha Zionit alumni have moved to Israel. They seek to preserve connections between themselves and further their involvement with the world of Jewish learning.
Midrasha Zionit has been active in Israel since 2012. As a first step, it initiated an educational program in response to the demands of its alumni. The program comprises a series of 10 educational weekend seminars, held in different locations throughout Israel. Led by an experienced team of educators, the seminars attract Russian-speaking Israeli Jewish youth. The majority of participants have been active in Jewish education and leadership in the FSU, and seek to further their involvement in Jewish life and successfully integrate into Israeli society.
In addition to the above-mentioned activities, in the summer of 2013, Midrasha Zionit also implemented the first-ever Israeli international Jewish student summer camp, bringing together participants from the FSU, Germany and Israel.
The camp was based on the successful model of Midrasha Zionit's student summer camps in Ukraine, but dedicated to the unique connection of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel. Led by an experienced team of educators, the camp enabled participants to explore questions of their identity, deepen their Jewish knowledge, and build new friendships in an atmosphere that connects young people to their Jewish heritage. An interactive educational program (specially developed for this camp) combined historical tours, sightseeing, professional workshops and discussions.
The international student summer camp facilitated a much-needed exchange of ideas and joint exploration of relevant issues. It built connections between participants and deepened their involvement with their common Jewish heritage.
Educational seminars are supported by Midrasha Zionit and Gensis Philanthropy Group.
Goals and Objectives
- Provide the participants with a social network, including assistance with successful integration into Israeli society.
- Create a safe and welcoming platform for intellectual exchange and social interaction, focused on Jewish and Israeli values, that encourages participants to encrease their Jewish knowledge.
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