Y2i does not conduct any programs. We provide discretionary subsidies of up to $5,000 to eligible Year 10 students participating in an approved Israel program. You can find more information about the approved programs here
International research shows that participants of a Year 10 Israel programs have a closer connection to the Jewish Community and to Israel after participating in a programs.
Rising out of findings from the Gen08 survey, together with recommendations from 2013 Touch Points Review, Y2i was established. Y2i’s objective is to position and facilitate high school Israel programs as the pinnacle of one’s high school Jewish education.
Y2i strongly believes that increased participation in Year 10 Israel programs will have a profound impact on shaping, building and ensuring a strong Jewish identity of our future community.
Programs usually take place at the end of term 4 and during school holidays. Contact your school or BJE for the dates of their program this year.
No, you can’t choose which program your child goes on. Students attending Jewish Day schools are only eligible to participate in their schools’ Israel program. NSW, ACT and QLD students not at a Jewish Day School are eligible to participate in the NSW Board of Jewish Education’s (BJE) program.
All Y2i funded programs cater for every Jewish student regardless of their religious background and level of observance. The programs all offer services for religious (including Kosher food) and non-religious students according to each student’s requirements.
Each program adheres to strict security measures and protocols, in accordance with the Israeli Government’s policies and intelligence. Every program is accompanied by security guards for all outings. Furthermore, the programs are in constant contact with the Australian Government regarding possible threats and security advice.