Media release : ZFA Zionist Seminars


ZFA Zionist Seminar.

Youth leaders from Israel facilitate seminars in Melbourne and Sydney.

The Zionist Seminars Program is one of the leading projects of the Zionist Federation of Australia and the Jewish Agency for Israel in Australia, bringing talented and committed young shlichim to work intensively with students in Jewish day schools and the supplementary Jewish education system.

In 2014, the ZFA will bring over 30 young shlichim to Australia to work with schools across the country delivering high quality educational programs. The Zionist Seminar program for 2014 commenced in April, with The King David School’s Chodesh Iyar program.​

Seven teams of highly trained leaders were hand selected and given specific training for these educational seminars, each suited to the particular outlook and character of their host schools.


The teams conduct programs at Jewish schools in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth and engage with students at Bialik College, Emanuel School, Mount Scopus Memorial College, Masada College, Leibler Yavneh College, Moriah College and Carmel School. Educational programs are also provided to students at non-Jewish schools through, and Academy BJE in NSW.

ZFA Zionist Seminars have become a highlight of Zionist education for students at Jewish and non-Jewish schools across Australia., They provide a unique opportunity to connect with Israel, learn about Jewish-Israeli concepts and to form meaningful relationships with Jewish peers and educators.



ZFA President Dr Danny Lamm said:

“Zionist Seminar Programs are a very popular component of the school curriculum and have a profound impact on student’s Jewish and Zionist identity. We are privileged to bring this opportunity into our community, students and schools”


Zionist Seminars aim to enhance Jewish and Zionist activity in the community. These informal camps for children in Years 8 to 11 teach, challenge and inspire students about Israel.


This dynamic program started in the early 1980s and is still one of the most popular events of the year for Jewish students.


For more information please contact:

Hayley Hadassin

Communications and Events Coordinator

Zionist Federation of Australia

T: (+612) 9360 9938



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