Magical visitors

One-hundred Israeli teenagers from UJIA’s partnership region in the Galil will be hosted by 14 UK communities for the 2008 Magic Moments programme.

The youngsters — who will be here for Yom Hazikaron and Yom Atzmaut — will visit schools and community centres to forge ties with their British counterparts. A highlight will be a Yom Hazikaron/Yom Atzmaut ceremony which they will prepare and lead.

UJIA Magic Moments chairman Sharman Berwald said that the annual scheme had a profound impact on participants and those they encountered. “The young ambassadors come with a sense of mission to promote the spirit of Israel.”

Elstree, Bushey, Kingston, Radlett, Muswell Hill, Pinner, Stanmore, Northwood, Chigwell, Maidenhead, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham and Manchester are the host communities.

    Last updated: 10:50am, June 8 2008