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Monday, June 14 • 10:45am - 11:45am
How valuable is the ‘Israel experience’ to forming Jewish identity?

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Programs like Masa Israel Journey, Taglit Birthright Israel and Y2i offer the ‘Israel experience’ to young adults. These trips are key in helping to shape and consolidate Jewish identity and an attachment to Israel. In this session, hear from three Australians for whom their time in Israel was a transformative experience and how that experience has shaped what they've done since returning.

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Lara Czysnok

In 2018, at the age of 19, Lara Czysnok participated in a Taglit Birthright trip to Israel. Upon her return she threw herself into Jewish communal life and has since become a president of AUJS, Susan Wakil Fellow and is currently a deputy at the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies.
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Ally Karpin

Ally Karpin is studying a Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) in criminology and criminal justice at the University of New South Wales. She works at the Sydney Friendship Circle, which is a non-for-profit organisation that puts programs together for people living with disabilities... Read More →
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Sean Torban

Sean Torban is a 21-year-old who is active in the community. After attending Kangarusski Birthright 2018, he created his own initiative, Talking Holocaust, with support from Limmud FSU. Talking Holocaust is an initiative that focuses on creating intergenerational discussion around... Read More →
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Amelia Loewensohn

At the age of 14, Amelia was told by her grandmother that she had Jewish roots. Yearning to explore her Jewish identity, Amelia signed up to the Yahel Social Change fellowship, an immersive 9 month Masa Israel program that puts fellows at the forefront of social issues facing all... Read More →

Monday June 14, 2021 10:45am - 11:45am AEST
Collab Space 1
  Everything Israel