Who’s Who


ZFA Israel Programs

The Zionist Federation of Australia’s Israel Programs department. We are the Australian representatives of Masa Israel Journey and partners of Taglit-Birthright Israel, supporting almost 750 Australians each year on Israel Programs. We have local partnerships with AUJS Israel Programs, Chabad on Campus and Hagshama to facilitate the short-term Israel Programs. We are based in Melbourne at Beth Weizmann, but service the entire Australian Jewish community.


Masa Israel Journey

Masa Israel Journey is a joint project of the Government of Israel and the Jewish Agency for Israel, and represented in Australia by ZFA Israel Programs. Masa Israel is the umbrella framework enabling young Jewish adults to spend 5 to 10 month in Israel on over 200 different Israel Programs. For all the Masa Israel long-term programs listed on this website, universal grants and substantial means-tested scholarships are available.


Taglit-Birthright Israel

Taglit-Birthright Israel provides a gift of a free 10-day educational tour of Israel for young Jewish adults aged 18-26 who have never before participated in a peer-group educational trip to Israel. The program is intended for participants with limited exposure or experience in the Jewish or Zionist community.


Australian Zionist Youth Council:

The AZYC is the roof body of Australia’s 6 Zionist Youth Movements, including Betar, Bnei Akiva, Habonim Dror, Hashomer Hatzair, Hineni and Netzer. They facilitate several key components of the each Youth Movement’s Shnat Hachshara Gap-Year program, as well as providing a range of Zionist activities both in Australia and Israel. The AZYC is based in Melbourne.


AUJS Israel Programs

AUJS Israel Programs provide short- and long-term Israel Programs for 17 – 26 year olds. These are Academy (5 weeks) and Taglit-Birthright Israel (10 days). AUJS Israel Programs are the peak provider of short-term Israel Programs in Australia, and operate these programs in partnership with ZFA Israel Programs. AUJS Israel Programs is based in Sydney.