Teen spirit: UJIA packs 1,250 kids off on Israel tours

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Teen spirit: UJIA packs 1,250 kids off on Israel tours

Eleven youth organisations including BBYO, Bnei Akiva, Ezra Youth, FZY, Habonim Dror, JLGB, LJY-Netzer, Noam, RSY-Netzer, Sinai Youth and Tribe have sent groups.

  • BBYO
  • Bnei Akiva Tour 1
    Bnei Akiva Tour 1
  • Bnei Akiva Tour 2
    Bnei Akiva Tour 2
  • Bnei Akiva Tour 3
    Bnei Akiva Tour 3
  • FZY  Tour 1
    FZY Tour 1
  • FZY Tour 2
    FZY Tour 2
  • RSY Tour 2
    RSY Tour 2
  • FZY Tour 3
    FZY Tour 3
  • FZY Tour 4
    FZY Tour 4
  • RSY Tour 1
    RSY Tour 1
  • RSY Tour 3, July 2023
    RSY Tour 3, July 2023

A record-breaking number of Jewish teens have embarked on Israel tour this year through UJIA.

More than 1,250 15 and 16-year-olds from across the UK are spending three weeks experiencing Masada, the Negev, the Kinneret, kibbutzim, museums, galleries, hiking trails, minority communities and of course Jerusalem.

The first group, Bnei Akiva, left for Ben Gurion on 3 July with youth movements including  BBYO, Ezra Youth, FZY, Habonim Dror, JLGB, LJY-Netzer, Noam, RSY-Netzer, Sinai Youth and Tribe following.

Mandie Winston, CEO UJIA told Jewish News: “UJIA is proud of the brilliant youth movements and organisations we work with to deliver Israel Tour.

“Add in Birthright, gap years and the full range of visits to Israel overseen by UJIA Israel Experience and the numbers have never been stronger. Some 2,000 young people will taking part in UJIA Israel Experience programmes this year.

“That’s good news for our community – these young people experiencing Israel together are at the start of Jewish leadership journeys that will strengthen the community long into the future.”

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