Volunteering In Israel – A Personal Story

This is a blog I wrote for one of my employers, the Jewish Volunteering Network. JVN helps volunteers find suitable opportunities mainly within the Jewish Community. So when they asked me to write a blog about Volunteering, I was more than happy to write about a very special day I had on the amazing Genesis Challenge Israel Trip. Enjoy!!

The Jewish Volunteering Network Blog

Our new Social Media Consultant and former intern, Elliot Cukier, was recently afforded the lucky opportunity to go to Israel with the Genesis Challenge programme. Here he tells us all about the amazing time he and the rest of his group had, and the lessons they learnt about volunteering and giving back along the way…

Genesis Challenge

I have been to Israel before, with family and on tour. But never have I experienced anything like I did when I went on the Genesis Challenge Israel Trip. The Genesis and Challenge leadership programmes, run by the JLE and Aish UK respectively, joined forces for the 2012/13 year to create a stronger programme for students. As Rabbi Sandor Milun of Genesis Challenge said, “Genesis Challenge is a cutting edge programme that provides students around the country with an opportunity to get involved in the Jewish community. It’s focus is on social action, leadership, Israel advocacy…

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