Tour teens' Reform voucher aid

By Simon Rocker, November 4, 2010

Every teenager who has had a bar- or batmitzvah in a Reform synagogue is to be given a £100 voucher towards the cost of an Israel summer tour.

Recipients will be able to redeem their voucher if they opt to go on tour with RSY-Netzer. The new scheme has been sponsored in memory of Tilda Warshaw, a prominent Emunah member who died last year.

RSY worker Alma Smith said: "A bar or batmitzvah is an important step along a young person's Jewish journey and we are delighted that we can be a part of such a special occasion."

Everyone who has been bar or batmitzvahed in a Reform congregation from September this year will be eligible for a voucher. Around 120 teenagers went on Israel tours with RSY this summer. The movement hopes to increase the number of tours from three to four in 2011.

Last updated: 4:46pm, November 4 2010