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Want to be a Taglit-Birthright madrich?

Taglit Birthright Israel is a ten day educational journey in Israel aimed at enriching the lives of young Jews, deepening Jewish communal life, and strengthening the ties of the next generation to the State of Israel – thus making each participant’s Jewish experience more meaningful. One of its primary objectives is to motivate participants to explore their Jewish identity through a peer educational experience of historic and contemporary Israel. It encompasses the opportunity for multi day shared travel and dialogue with Israeli peers as a vehicle for deeper insight into Israeli life and for strengthening the relationship of young Jews worldwide with each other. The program is specifically shaped to meet the lives of young Jews between the ages 18 to 26, mainly, but not exclusively from the marginally affiliated sector of contemporary Jewish life. Taglit Birthright Israel is a ten day free trip which includes mandatory elements, a trip to the Kotel, Masada, Yad Vashem and at least one Shabbat on the program.

The Zionist Federation of Australia is the Australian partner of Taglit Birthright Israel and manages all Australian programs. Hagshama, the young adult subdivision of the Zionist Federation of Australia, promotes Zionism and Israel-inspired events for ages 18 to 35 and is a local organiser of Taglit Birthright Israel.

Taglit Birthright Israel Madrichim Essential Qualifications

  • Must be over 22
  • Sound Jewish knowledge
  • Previous Hadracha experience, preferably with young adults
  • Extensive Israel knowledge
  • Prior Israel experience – preferably on an educational program
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Sound organisational skills
  • Able to work in a team environment
  • Ability to speak Hebrew – desirable

Taglit Birthright Israel Madrich – Duties

  • Interview potential participants and ensure all participant forms are completed on time and correctly
  • Prepare and attend pre departure sessions for participants
  • Prepare peulot (activities) to be delivered during the program
  • Commit to organise and attend follow up events (at least three during 2016)
  • Fly to and from Israel with the group flight
  • Instil both Jewish and Israel knowledge to participants
  • Ensure the welfare of each participant at all times
  • Adhere to the strict rules of Taglit Birthright Israel
  • Provide the ZFA Israel Program Coordinator with quality participant testimonials and photos from the trip
  • Ensure availability to attend for the full duration of “madsem” – a two day seminar to prepare for the program

 Further information:

 Melbourne

Mina Cohen

03 9272 5678

mina@zfa.com.au

Sydney

Ittai Aminoff

0421 238 339

ittai@zfa.com.au