Tallwood students prepare for Israel exchange

Students meet Tidewater Jewish community
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 3:30–4:30 pm

Ten students from the Israeli city of Modi’in, representing the Youth Ambassador Exchange Program between Israel and the United States, will arrive in Virginia Beach on Thursday, Oct. 24. Several families of students who attend the Global Studies and World Languages Academy at Tallwood High School will host these students. While in Tidewater, the Israeli exchange students will participate in community service, school activities, field trips around Virginia Beach, and much more.

One favorite part of the American portion of the exchange, which has taken place for five years, is the Israeli Café hosted at Tallwood High School. The exchange students from Israel and the American students who attend Tallwood High School come together for a wonderful afternoon of dancing, music, food, and activities focused on Israeli culture. The students of Tallwood look forward to this all year.

The Tidewater Jewish community will have an opportunity to meet the students participating in this program at the Simon Family JCC in a partnership program offered by the Children and Family department of the Simon Family JCC and the Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater. After school snacks, cultural activities and presentations for students of all ages will be offered in this free and open to the community event.

RSVP by Oct. 28 to Liz Henderson at LHenderson@ujft.org or 965-6107. To learn more about the student exchange, visit http://www.aifl.org/yase/program-information or contact Robin Mancoll at RMancoll@ujft.org.

by Zoe Hollander