There is something about the newly returned Israel program participant. Perhaps it is the big smile on their face, maybe it is the enthusiasm… so much enthusiasm!
Reminiscing’s, reflections and a lot of laughter permeated the air at the first follow-up event for the recently returned Hagshama Birthright group.
The group met with Rebecca Davis, our Melbourne Israel Programs Follow-Up Coordinator, at Treehouse Lounge in Balaclava last Thursday evening. The vibe was buzzing as participants caught up and chatted about the amazing, the challenging, the moving and the funny moments of their 10-day journey, and discussed opportunities for keeping connected to the Melbourne Jewish community.
As the beer and wine was flowing, our super tech-savvy sippers and schmoozers participated in an instagram contest, documenting the evening through photos. The winning photo, taken by Adam Lipszyc, won a double pass to the Classic Cinemas.
The group also participated in our online Follow-Up Survey, open to all who have participated on an Israel Program within the past 5 years. All survey participants go in to the draw to win a $100 gift voucher for Max Brenner’s. To enter, go to: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/W7X26ZJ before Friday 2 July.