Thank you to all who made this week possible! We had a great time with our Israeli family visiting from Nahalal, Israel.

Come to the Student Exchange information meeting to hear about this amazing opportunity for 9th grade students!

  • Nahalal to Ann Arbor

    STUDENT EXCHANGE?
    Ann Arbor students spend the Ann Arbor Public School's spring break in Israel at Moshav Nahalal. Participants are housed by host families, along with at least one other Ann Arborite. The week is spent attending school with student hosts, touring the Central Galilee, visiting Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, and interacting with their peers.

    ANN ARBOR TO ISRAEL
    March 21-31, 2019

STUDENT EXCHANGE WITH ISRAEL

As Ann Arbor's partnership community, Moshav Nahalal is our home away from home in Israel.

 

Through this mutually supportive and long-standing relationship, 9th graders in both communities have a unique opportunity to build bonds with peers while strengthening their sense of connection to each other's countries.

CONTACT
Jessica Weil
734-677-0100 ext 227
jessica@jewishannarbor.org

PROGRAM EXPECTATIONS

Each participant is expected to...

  • Cover the cost of your own flight and trip insurance
  • Obtain (or confirm) a passport with an expiration date greater than six months from the final day of the Israel trip
  • Attend pre-trip orientation sessions
  • Host a student from Nahalal during the following school year
  • Families of participants are exected to make a minimum $180 pledge to the Annual Campaign and be in good standing with the Federation

 

 

Submit all materials to:

Nahalal/Ann Arbor Student Exchange
Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor
2939 Birch Hollow Drive
Ann Arbor, MI  48108

PARTICIPANTS SAY...

 

"This trip was the most fun I have ever had in my life! I am especially glad to be able to call Nahalal my new home." 

~ Zoe

 

"This trip strengthened my connection to Israel. It is really fun meeting all the Israelis. If you did not know any of the Ann Arbor kids already, it is really fun getting to know them, too." 

~ Matt

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where will I stay?
You will stay with a student and his/her family on Moshav Nahalal.

How much will this cost?
All participants are expected to pay for their airfare; Jewish Federation staff will determine flights. Exchange student families will be asked to purchase gifts for their host families and should plan to bring pocket money to cover souvenirs.

How will I be prepared for the trip?
There will be orientation sessions leading up to your departure. These will cover topics such as Hebrew language, Israeli culture and family life, and specifics about Moshav Nahalal and the Jezreel Valley.

Who will go with our group?
The group will be chaperoned by experienced Jewish Federation staff and/or volunteers.

PARTNERSHIP 2GETHER

 

​Through Partnership 2Gether, Ann Arbor enjoys a special relationship with Moshav Nahalal in the Central Galilee region of Israel. The highlight of this partnership is the annual Student Exchange program. Through the years, many adults and families have also developed abiding friendships with our Nahalal family.