Australasian Union of Jewish Students

AUJS Academy

AUJS Academy

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.

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

Click here to download the comprehensive Academy information booklet. 

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

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 within an area of their interest (see FAQs for more information).  


The group will depart Australia mid-December 2018 and will leave Israel in mid/late-January 2019. Exact dates TBC.  

Information Sessions

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

Details for Information Sessions and Israel Program Fairs will be provided shortly. 

Further Information

AUJS has partnered with the Jewish Agency’s Onward-Israel program. Onward-Israel provides an opportunity for young Jews from around the world to experience an immersive, meaningful and experience-building engagement with Israel.

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

Don't miss out on this fabulous experience!


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