Application for Aviv - Fall 2014
Aviv School of Jewish Leadership and Education
Leadership Training Program.
Aviv is a highly selective and competitive program designed specifically for the young leaders (18-30 y.o.) of the Jewish community. The program will enable the participants to enhance their leadership skills, develop a deeper knowledge of Judaism, Jewish history and tradition as well as provide multiple opportunities to apply newly developed skills and knowledge at Ezra USA trips, programs and events.
In addition to providing lectures and workshops on multitude of Jewish, leadership and community themes, this program qualifies its participants as leaders of Jewish youth, gives a chance to learn, bring together and lead groups, design and organize a variety of activities. The program also prepares the Madrichs for a trip to Israel via Ezra Taglit and also for group trips to Argentina, China, Europe and other countries.
The program will include 12 classes on diverse themes such as:
What makes a leader, how the group forms and functions, the behavior of a leader in a group, meeting with famous Jewish leaders, history of the Jewish nation, the battle with Antisemitism, the Jewish self-consciousness, the main laws of Judaism, the catastrophe of the European Jewry and the modern Israel.
During the leadership courses, the participants should anticipate several seminars, enrollment and Interviewing Procedures.
1. Personal interviewing of each applicant applying to the Aviv School, with Ezra USA. We will contact you in advance to schedule specific and convenient time for the interview.
The purpose of the interview is to get to know you better on a more personal level, to find out about your interests, ideas, etc.
2. Those who successfully complete the interviewing process, must attend a group interview.
During this meeting, you will meet the rest of the applicants and will be given an opportunity to show and present your talents, your ability to interact with others, your leadership and communication skills in the group setting.
3. The classes in Aviv School will last for 3 months (Starting September 28th) Classes will be held once a week, 3 hours, every Sunday evening in Brooklyn, NY.
After the course, participants will have an option to go on a group trip to Poland and Israel. In Poland, participants will learn about the Jewish life in Europe prior to WWII and then they’ll visit concentration camps as they learn about the destruction of the European Jewry. Once in Israel, the group will learn about the revival of the Jewish nation in the land of Israel. In addition, participants will take part in an intensive leadership seminar with an emphasis on the aspects of Jewish informal education.
Classes are taught by professional Madrichim and include challenging tests and workshops, as well as numerous fun activities.
Number of people per class is limited, to give individual attention to each student and to provide a more quality experience for the group as a whole.
We will contact you to schedule the interview.
For any additional information please contact Shulamit@ezraus.org
Thank you and good luck.
Participants of leadership trips to Israel through other organizations, may not be eligible to participate in the program.
Please email Shulamit@ezraus.org to confirm your eligibility.
Date of Birth
Who in your family is Jewish?
(i.e. Orthodox, Reform, Secular)
Where were you born?
Briefly describe your education and present occupation.
List a reason for your wish to become a Madrich:
How many times and for what reasons have you been in Israel? If you went with Ezra USA, please list the name of the group and madrich's names:
Have you ever been involved in any Jewish organization/school/camp/other?
Describe one experience when you had to be a leader. (group, work, friends, etc)
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