Young people from the UK and the Galil meet together to learn more about each other’s communities and lives.
Mifgashim (encounters) provide opportunities for young people from the UK and the Galil to meet together to learn more about each other’s communities and lives.
Young Israelis attend British youth movement summer camps in the UK and British youngsters, who are in Israel on Israel Tour, spend at least one day in the Galil, volunteering and meeting with local people. Also, there are many opportunities for British young people to spend their Gap Year in the Galil, for example volunteering at the UJIA supported Esfandi-Isaacs Ort High School in Shlomi.
“As a result of living in northern Israel for a considerable part of my gap year, I now feel a great passion towards the north. Whilst volunteering there I also met Israeli teenagers doing either their national service or taking a gap year, which gave me a real insight into how Israelis my age live their day-to-day lives in Israel.”
– Gap Year participant
"It gave me a real insight into how Israelis my age live their day-to-day lives in Israel."
Decline in size of UK Jewish population since its post-war peak
OF CHILDREN IN NORTHERN ISRAEL LIVE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE.
Young people sent on UJIA-supported Israel tour, gap year and other Israel experience programmes last year
Merom Hagalil’s income is almost 40% below the national average
WE SEND MORE THAN 50% OF OUR 16 YEAR-OLDS TO ISRAEL WITH THE UK YOUTH MOVEMENTS EVERY YEAR
Our programmes directly reach 11,500 young Jewish lives in the UK each year