22nd February 2016 - Last week Tribe took 27 Year 10 students to Jerusalem on an inspiring week-long trip as part of their Learn2Lead programme. This two-year leadership course is open to youth in school years 9 and 10 and teaches leadership and teamwork skills to the future leaders of our community. The trip to Jerusalem focuses on strengthening participants’ connection to the land of Israel and building on their sense of Jewish heritage and identity.
During the week, participants had several educational and moving experiences at Yad Vashem, the Kotel and Mount Herzl. They also learnt about Jewish life and engaged with Israeli culture through volunteering activities, such as packing food parcels for the needy. As well as the educational side of the trip there were also some more light-hearted moments as the group took part in fun activities such as teambuilding games and go-karting.
Rabbi Yisroel Binstock, Tribe Central Rabbi and one of the leaders of the trip, commented: “This trip has given participants a fantastic opportunity to engage with and connect to one of Judaism’s holiest places. I hope that they will continue to build on this inspiring week once they are back in their communities.”
David Collins, The US’ Director of Young People and Young Families added: “As Jerusalem plays a key role in Judaism, I’m pleased that Tribe is able to give Learn2Lead participants the opportunity to go there and see it first-hand. I hope that this inspiring experience lays the foundation for these future UK Jewry leaders’ education about Israel”.