The AZYC runs the Sikkum Seminar (Closing Seminar) for all participants on our Shnat programmes. The seminar, supported by the Pratt Foundation, in partnership with the Zionist Federation of Australia and MASA Israel Journey.
The main aim of the seminar is to prepare the participants for their return to Australia/New Zealand and an active role in community life. The two days were spent discussing the roles and challenges that they will face, engaging in round table discussions with ex-youth movement bogrim, ex-shlichim and community leaders, covering a range of macro and micro issues and looking closely at working with key communal partners such as AUJS, schools, communal organisations.
While the seminar marks the end of the 10-month programme for the participants, it is designed to open the participants up to the concept of translating their Israel experiences into personal and communal practicalities as well as exposing them to some of the core communal elements that they will be encountering upon their return.