Young Ambassadors Leave for Israel

11 Jun

Twelve Jewish teens from Sarasota-Manatee are about to see their lives change. Tomorrow morning, the Bob Malkin Young Ambassadors Teen Leadership Mission to Israel will depart on a 15 day adventure to see, taste, touch, smell, and experience the Jewish homeland.

The group was selected in December and has since participated in a series of pre-mission training sessions, learning about Israel’s history, culture, geography, politics, and religion, as well as team building activities and leadership training. They will be traveling all over the country – Jerusalem, the Golan Heights, Tel Aviv, the Negev, Tzfat, Haifa, the Dead Sea, and more. They will be spending a weekend in Kiryat Yam, Sarasota’s partner city, with Israeli host families and teens in their age group.

Throughout the mission, our teens will be writing reflections on their experiences and posting them here on this blog. Stay tuned for daily updates and pictures from the mission here as well as on our Facebook page.

We wish our Young Ambassadors a n’siyah tovah – a great trip!


From left: Alex Eiffert, Adam Agran (committee member), Jake Hurwitz, Sydney Ralph, Shelley Simson, Patti Wertheimer (committee member), Ike Pintchuck, Jessie Greenberg, Brittney Mintz, Cece Bean
Bottom: Amber Ikeman (staff), Len Steinberg (staff), Madison Bryan, Allie Campbell, Andrew Wolfson
Not pictured: Noah Haberer, Jake Lefton


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