FAQs

Y2i discretionary subsidies are available to any Year 10 student in NSW, ACT and QLD, with at least one Jewish parent, regardless of having been to Israel previously.

Subsidies are provided at Y2i’s discretion and subject to the availability of funds.

All families are invited to apply for a discretionary subsidy of up to $5,000 as part of their program’s application process. Each application is reviewed and assessed and if granted by Y2i in its discretion (and subject to the availability of funds), is paid to the organisation providing your trip.

It is at Y2i’s discretion to decide whether all, none, or only part of the subsidy amount applied for, is granted.

As part of your application process to participate in a school or BJE’s Israel program, you will be sent a link to apply for a Y2i discretionary subsidy up to $5,000. If you have already applied for a program and have not received details on the subsidy application please contact your school or BJE.

Those who can afford the full cost of the programs are encouraged to not apply for all or part of a subsidy.  This will allow Y2i to allocate donor funds to support the maximum number of students participating, and to families who need further financial assistance. By not applying for all, or even part of a subsidy, you are directly assisting families who are less fortunate and need added support.

There are available options for further means-testing financial assistance should it be needed. The Jewish Day Schools have their own mechanisms for providing additional means-tested funding if required. For those students who attend non-Jewish day schools, Y2i has established the Y2i Assistance Fund. Families who cannot afford some, or all, of the remaining costs of the programs can apply for further means-tested support.

The discretionary subsidy, if granted, is a gift from the community. There is no obligation to pay it back.

The subsidy is worth up to $5,000 and is paid directly to the organisation that is providing your trip. Once you are accepted onto a program, any approved subsidy amount will be offset against the total cost of your program.

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.