Three Jewish teens will travel to Israel with grants from the TJF Simon Family Passport to Israel program

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 2:47pm

Posted in: Tidewater Jewish Foundation

Three Jewish teens will travel to Israel with grants from the TJF Simon Family Passport to Israel program Shelby Brown, Mattisyahu Loiterman and Audrey Peck, three teens from the Tidewater area, will head to Israel with the support of a grant from Tidewater Jewish Foundation’s Simon Family Passport to Israel program. Brown, a rising senior at Norfolk Academy, will spend three weeks in Israel at BBYO’s International Leadership Seminar. She has been itching to go to Israel since learning about it as an elementary school student at Hebrew Academy, and looks forward to immersing herself into the experience and learning as much as possible.

Loiterman, a Senior at Yeshivas Aish Kodesh, will be spending a year studying at Yeshivas Toras Moshe, an elite learning institution in Israel. His brother attended the same instution, and Mattisyahu looks forward to receiving an excellent Jewish education there as well.

Audrey Peck, a rising Junior at Norfolk Academy, will be travelling to Israel with Camp Pinemere, where she has spent the past six summers. Peck hopes to gain a deeper connection with Israel through this trip and “leave wanting only to return to the Holy Land”.

The Simon Family Passport to Israel program was created to encourage and enable Jewish youth to go to Israel. Another opportunity for Passport to Israel grants will take place in the Fall. Please visit http://jewishva.org/tjf-passport-to-israel or contact Barb Gelb at bgelb@ujft.org for more information.

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