The expo is held every year for Grade 11 and 12 learners, who are exposed to the different studying, volunteering and internship options available to them in Israel, once they have finished school.
This year’s expo, held in Johannesburg, started with a Chai FM radio interview. Benji Shulman interviewed the representatives on their lives in Israel and the programs they represent. This generated much interest in the community and was a great start to a successful expo.
Delegates visited King David Victory Park and King David Linksfield High Schools over two mornings, followed by one on one interviews at Beyachad for interested participants and their families. These proved to be extremely effective as they provided an opportunity for these participants to gain detailed information about specific programs.
The highlight of the expo was The Tertiary Education evening hosted by King David Schools at Sandton Shul Hall. Here Grade 11 and 12 learners and their parents had the opportunity to visit various higher education institutions, both local and Israeli. Enormous interest was shown in the programs offered by the Israeli institutions and the Israeli table was busier than any other by far.
Encouraging young South African Jews to spend significant time in Israel is one of the priorities of the Israel Centre. The Higher Education Expo affords the Israel Centre and the visiting institutions the opportunity to present the various options available to these young people, to ensure that their Israel experience is worthwhile and constructive.