18 Jun KTC students’ “transformative” trip to Israel 2019-2020
“Amazing” is the response from all the students who participated in the KTC Israel Trip in December 2019 – January 2020.
From conquering Masada, exploring the Kotel tunnels, hanging out in the Shuk to walking in the footsteps of prophets and kings in the City of David, it was gratitude for the Land of Israel that was the most profound feeling to emerge from amongst the students.
As well as sightseeing, the group visited many organisations committed to improving the social welfare of many Israeli citizens. Among them included Beth Oloth, an organisation that reaches out to newly arrived immigrants and under-privileged Israeli girls. They also visited wounded IDF veterans at Beit HaLochem in Jerusalem, as well as Susan’s House which welcomes at-risk teens.
“This trip can do so much for a child, both emotionally and socially and they come out a different person,” accompanying teacher Ziva Richter said.
College Principal, Roy Steinman added: “We are very grateful to both Y2i and the extra donors who assisted us in making the KTC five-week Israel Study Tour a reality. Israel is certainly the best classroom in the world for teaching Jewish Studies and Jewish History. I know the experience has had a profound and transformative impact on all our students – one that will impact them for the rest of their lives.”