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Why Israel tours will be getting more scientific

April 16, 2013

Youth group members on Israel tours this year will have an additional item on their itinerary — a visit to the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot.

The idea originated from Weizmann UK as part of its educational drive and has been taken up by UJIA, which organises the Israel trips, and the youth movements themselves.

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BBYO reaches out to Europe

By Marcus Dysch, January 24, 2013

Bulgaria sent two participants to the annual BBYO winter camp for the first time.

The teenagers, from Sofia, joined around 80 youngsters and the organisation’s United States-based international president at the annual event, held in Hampshire.

The programme works to strengthen students’ Jewish and Zionist identities.

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New young Zionists are tired of waiting

By Hannah Weisfeld, November 16, 2012

In September 1999, I left home to spend a year in Israel with a youth movement that had filled my Sunday afternoons, winter and summer, for the entirety of my teenage years. That journey had more impact on shaping my identity than any other experience I'd had so far and cemented my relationship to Israel.

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BBYO leader is going global

By Jennifer Lipman, March 8, 2012

A BBYO member from Northwood is the first European member of the youth movement's international board in 15 years.

Nick Phillips, 17, will take up the year-long position in July, following his election at the annual convention in Atlanta, Georgia.

One of 10 board members, he will serve as the international secretary and treasurer. He will also help to organise next year's convention.

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Outside edge at BBYO

September 15, 2011

For new B'nai B'rith Youth Organisation mazkira (national director) Hannah Minsky, the job is her first experience of BBYO.

The 21-year-old Birmingham University graduate went on Israel tour with RSY and had never attended a BBYO event until this summer. She was offered the post after no one with BBYO connections expressed interest.

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One sip and they were gone from BBYO tour

By Jessica Elgot, August 11, 2011

Three BBYO boys have been sent home from their Israel tour after a parent allowed them sips of his beer.

Ian Kersen said his son Gil sipped his beer on the "family night" in Jerusalem at the end of the tour, as did his son's friends Daniel Levene and Ben Fink, despite warnings that drinking alcohol would mean an early flight home.

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Israel gap year could boost university application

By Jennifer Lipman, August 5, 2011

Participants on gap year schemes in Israel could find that their time abroad helps them win a university place.

Students can boost their Ucas tariff points by 70 points – equivalent to an A grade at AS Level – by earning a Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (Cope).

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Israel Tour 2011

By Jennifer Lipman, July 14, 2011

Photos from this year's Israel summer programmes for British teenagers.

New pictures will be added throughout the summer - send your snaps to jenniferlipman@thejc.com

See more photos on the UJIA website.

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This one time, at summer camp...

By Jennifer Lipman, June 29, 2011

It's that time of year again - the time when thousands of British children and teenagers set off for Jewish summer camps, programmes and tours.

But whether it's a tent in a muddy field, a room at a disused boarding school or a hostel somewhere far flung and exotic, it's probably made it into a Hollywood version already.

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All our yesterdays: BBYO back in the day

December 6, 2010

All these images were taken from our 169 year archive. To access the JC archive subscribe here

More All our yesterdays here

On this day: the JC in history here

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