The World Zionist Organization Invites Jewish Young Adults to Experience Jerusalem in an Initiative Marking 50 Years since Jerusalem’s Unification: ‘L’Chaim Yerushalayim’

  • Participants will experience their homeland not as tourists, but as
    Israelis

JERUSALEM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The World Zionist Organization is celebrating 50 years since the
unification of Jerusalem by inviting young people from around the world
to visit and create their own experience of Israel’s historic capital,
as part of a new initiative: ‘L’Chaim Yerushalayim‘.

The project, which will take place in May (21-28.05.17), invites young
adults ages 18-30 from Jewish communities around the world, to attend in
groups or as individuals. The objective of ‘L’Chaim Yerushalayim
is to allow Jewish young adults worldwide the opportunity to get a
glimpse of real life in Israel- to experience their homeland not as
tourists, but as Israelis. The World Zionist Organization will arrange
for participants to stay with host families all around Israel, who will
facilitate their journey as well as experience Jerusalem and Israel
through the young visitors’ eyes.

In collaboration with the Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage, the
Ministry of Culture and Sport and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the
World Zionist Organization will also offer a wide range of free or
discounted events for the young visitors to choose from, enabling them
to construct a custom-made experience of the historical, multicultural
and colorful Jerusalem. These will comprise of cultural events, culinary
tours, visits to heritage sites, performances, meetings, and advocacy
conferences. Examples include ‘A Night Spectacular’ light and sound
show, a Jerusalem Day memorial ceremony at Mount Herzl, the ‘Flag Dance’
Jerusalem Day parade from the Knesset to the Western Wall, a chance to
visit the Machane Yehuda open-air market, the Old City, Mount Scopus and
much more.

Yaakov Hagoel, Vice Chairman of the World Zionist Organization:
“The 50th anniversary of its unification gives cause to
reflect on the true beauty of Jerusalem- a symbol of Jewish pride,
freedom and unification. In the face of escalating Antisemitism
worldwide, we must always remain unified and celebrate our Jewish
heritage. Our new initiative, ‘L’Chaim Yerushalayim’, will
provide the leaders of the next generation with the tools to forge their
own experience of Jerusalem, connect with Jewish young adults from
Israel and around the world and rejoice in commemorating the historical
unification of the Jewish capital.”

L’Chaim Yerushalayim – Celebrating 50 Years of Unity
(21-28.05.17)

10% discount on all tickets purchased through EL AL airline

For further details & registration: www.yerushalayim.info

Contacts

For The World Zionist Organization
Filizer Communications
Nava
Filizer, CEO
+972 3559 8438
nava@filizer.co.il