Australasian Union of Jewish Students

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AUJS Academy Onward: An adventure of a lifetime

From the hustle and bustle of Jerusalem city streets to the serenity of the Galil, from the colourful Tel Aviv nightlife to the beauty of the desert, and from Middle Eastern culture to exploring the historical heart of the land, AUJS Academy Onward Israel is the perfect short-term school leaver program.

AUJS Academy Onward Israel is run in conjunction with the Zionist Federation of Australia and Onward Israel.

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This year Academy is receiving a full makeover, with the introduction of a second stream (see below for more information). 

Want to find out more? Register your interest here and we'll be in touch! 

Or download the Academy Onward 2018/19 Brochure here!

The Program 

Academy is the ideal short-term Israel program. On AUJS Academy, participants will spend time in the cities of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Eilat, Tiberius and Tzfat. They will visit prominent sites including the Old City of Jerusalem, Masada, Independence Hall, the Supreme Court and Rabin Square; and experience the Bedouin, Druze and Kibbutz cultures.

Participants will discover the natural wonders of Israel by floating in the Dead Sea, snorkelling in the Eilat reefs and hiking through the Golan. They will also enjoy volunteering at different Israeli organisations, taking in the incredibly fun Israeli nightlife, meeting Israelis their own age and making lifelong friends. 

Stream 1: Israel Starter-Pack

Whether this is your first visit to Israel, or you're a returning customer keen to tour and explore, this is the track for you. This track includes all of the must-see sites, educational programs, as well as a behind the scenes view of the Israeli culture and landscape. Participants of this track will also participate in an 'options week' to immerse themselves in an area of their interest (see FAQs for more information). 

Stream 2: Israel+

This track is ideal for those returning to Israel or looking for an immersive short-term program. With reduced touring, this track includes a 20-day internship at an office of your choice (applications allowing). From start-ups to hospitals or event planning... the opportunities are endless!

Israel+ participants will learn what it is like to work and live in Israel, whilst gaining life skills in an area of their interest through their immersive internship. One the weekends - and throughout the program - both tracks will join up for big-ticket Israel sight-seeing!

Independent living, cultural immersion and a tangible life-experience are what's on offer for participants of this track. 


The group will depart Australia on December 17th, 2018 and will leave Israel on January 27th. Participants are more than welcome to continue exploring after January 27th 2019!  

Information Sessions

To hear more about Academy, or register your interest, come visit us at a MASA Israel Programs fair near you!





Melbourne May 3 7:30 pm Beth Weizmann Community Centre
Perth May 8 7:30 pm Carmel High School
Sydney May 17 7:30 pm Moriah College

Further Information

AUJS has partnered with Onward Israel for Academy. Onward-Israel provides an opportunity for young Jews from around the world to experience an immersive, meaningful and experience-building engagement with Israel. For more information about Onward Israel, visit their website here

This program is recommended for school-leavers to age 21. 

Don't miss out on this fabulous experience!


AUJS Academy Onward Israel is run in conjunction with the Zionist Federation of Australia, Onward Israel and is supported by the United Israel Appeal.

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