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Yahel Social Change Program in Israel: Grassroots Activism

Yahel puts fellows at the forefront of social change.The Yahel Social Change Fellowship is a 9 month service and learning based fellowship for young adults ages 22-28 who...

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Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Engagement

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Amazing opportunity to engage

To whom it may concern,
My name is Amelia, I'm a 23 year old student from Sydney who is currently participating in a 9 month social change fellowship in Israel.

I wanted to let you know about the really amazing social change fellowship I'm currently participating in in case anyone between the ages of 22-28 are interested. The organisation is called 'Yahel' and they engage in grassroots social change work in marginalised communities within Israel. I'm currently living and volunteering in Lod, a town with low social-economic status but really exciting opportunities to be a part of really important work.

This fellowship has given me a really incredible chance to engage with Israel, my Jewish identity and Judaism over all in a real and meaningful way. I also want to stress that as amazing as the program is, it could really use some more Australians. We have an amazing diasporic community which I'd really love to show off!

Program: Yahel Social Change Program in Israel: Grassroots Activism

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    9

Yahel social change programme

I've had a fantastic experience on this programme. It's been an amazing opportunity to explore Israel and understand more of the complexities of this important place. The Staff of Yahel have been an incredible support, providing an amazing experience

Program: Yahel Social Change Program in Israel: Grassroots Activism

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    8

Go on this program!

I am a current participant in the 2016-2017 9 month Yahel Social Change Program. It's been a really great experience thus far. The staff are very supportive and kind. I live in Lod, which is not always the safest neighborhoods, but Yahel have never put me in a compromising situation. We have weekly learning sessions with activists from all political leanings and our volunteering is tailored to our individual interests. The most special thing about Yahel is that it cultivates independent thought and pushes us to examine our own ideas. It's truly a unique experience and I feel like I've grown so much as an activist.

Program: Yahel Social Change Program in Israel: Grassroots Activism

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Engagement

    9

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Day to Day Life

    9

A great Post-University experience

I've been spending the last seven months doing Yahel, and it's been a total blast so far. I'm based in Rishon LeZion, and I spend my time teaching and tutoring kids English, meeting great people, and learning more about various communities in Israel (like the Ethiopian-Israelis).

Program: Yahel Social Change Program in Israel: Grassroots Activism

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    7

Participant

As a participant on the Yahel Social Change Program I had a wonderful experience! The staff were always there for us when we needed them, but kept their distance and weren't constantly on top of us. I was in Lod which is a mixed city of Arab and Jewish populations and we had a beautiful apartment with a giant roof porch, washing machine, internet, and kitchen+kitchenette. The city is not the safest but Yahel always made me feel safe and never put me in a compromising position.
Volunteer placements were geared towards what each individual had preference for- be it nonprofit experience, youth and education, or women's empowerment just to name a few.
Overall would definitely recommend this program!

Program: Yahel Social Change Program in Israel: Grassroots Activism