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November 08, 1991 - Image 43

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-11-08

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Are all


the same?

A Variety Of Travel
Programs Are Available

Information about many
Israel travel, study and
volunteer programs in Israel
is available through the
Israel Desk of the Jewish
Directed by Sivan Maas, the
community shlicha, the office
provides a variety of locally
and nationally sponsored op-
portunities for people of all
ages. In addition to many
tours, non-traditional oppor-
tunities include high school,
university and direct-service
Among the programs
available through the Israel
Desk are:
• Project Discovery, for 10th
and 11th graders to study in
Jerusalem, while touring, at-

There are a variety
of locally and
opportunities for
people of all ages.

tending seminars and joining
in community service work;
• Pardes Institute, for
college-age students of all
denominations who want to
study Jewish texts in
• Project
volunteer service program for
college-age young adults and
graduates who spend a year
working and studying in
• World Union of Jewish

Students Institute, for college
graduates, up to age 40, com-
bines a 5 1/2-month course in
Hebrew and Judaic studies
with a six-month paid profes-
sional internship;
• Kibbutz University for
college students who work on
a kibbutz while taking inten-
sive Hebrew classes and
• Summer study programs,
offered by the American
Zionist Youth Foundation, are
available for high school and
college students in science,
Hebrew and Israel issues;
• Archeological programs
are available for people of all
ages who wish to take part in
excavations, field trips and
courses in archeology and
• Israel Outdoors Plus of-
fers high school students 33
summer days of touring
Israel, including one week
with their Israeli peers from
Yavne, Detroit's Project
Renewal sister city;
• High school and college
summer tours are available
through several youth
• Kesher, an eight-day reu-
nion mission for past Israel
program graduates;
• United Jewish Appeal/
Jewish Federation missions
available for singles and
families throughout the year.
For information about these
and other Israel programs,
contact Sivan Maas at the
Israel Desk, 661-5440.

They all have

nuts and bolts.

And wings.

And seats.

But do they

all have pilots

trained by the

Israeli Air Force?

The best

Kosher cuisine?

The most

nonstops to Israel?

The best business

class to Israel?

37 destinations

from Israel?

A history of


immigrants from

all over the

world to Israel?

Next question.

E L/".1 /A L

The Airline of Israel.

Saving Plan Helps
Teens Get To Israel

Detroit's Jewish communi-
ty offers a variety of oppor-
tunities to visit Israel — for
travel, work or study — and
many ways to obtain scholar-
ships to get there.
Under the auspices of the
Jewish Federation of
Metropolitan Detroit, the
Israel Desk's Center for Israel
Scholarships offers informa-
tion on travel to Israel and
where to obtain assistance.
Scholarships are generally
available from congregations,
community and youth groups
and national organizations.
In addition, a special sav-
ings plan helps youth and
their families put funds aside
for an Israel experience. The
Ben Teitel Israel Incentive
Savings Club, a joint commit-
ment between students'
families and the community,
encourages teen-agers to visit

Israel on organized educa-
tional trips. Participants also
must continue their formal
Jewish educational programs
here at home.
Students in the fifth grade
at Detroit area Jewish schools
are eligible. The plan provides
$100 for each year a student
at an approved Detroit Jewish
day, Sunday or afternoon
school saves $150 toward
Israel travel-study. To receive
matching funds, students
must participate in the plan
for at least four years. Up to
$700 in matching funds may
be received for the cost of an
educational trip to Israel.

For information about
scholarships or the Ben Teitel
Israel Incentive Savings Club,
call Sivan Maas, community
schlicha at the Israel Desk,

Gail Chicorel-


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