Nesiah Parent FAQ 1

Israel Program FAQs

For Parents

General FAQs

A birth certificate will suffice in the short term and while you are applying for a passport.

They can apply whenever they want to, up until we finalise numbers – which could be as late as October. However, the quoted ticket price will not be held – they may need to purchase a single ticket, which may (or may not) cost more.

BJE’s duty of care is from the time the plane departs Australia until it lands back in Australia after the program. Families who wish to extend their child’s return date by staying longer in Israel or to travel elsewhere, must advise BJE of their intention and sign any release or other documentation, and also contact BJE’s travel agent to make the necessary arrangements. Please remember that any extension of travel dates will require a family to ensure they purchase the necessary travel insurance for these non-BJE travel dates.

The parent or legal guardian is required to sign the forms.

Finance/Payment FAQs

The Y2i (NSW, ACT & QLD) and I4Y (VIC, TAS, SA, NT & WA) $5,000 grant is available based on the following conditions of participation in BJE’s Year 10 “Nesiah” Program:

  • Students must be Jewish and have at least one Jewish parent
  • Students must be in Year 10
  • Students must attend a non-Jewish school anywhere in Australia – government or independent

BJE will provide you with a link to the Y2i Grant Opt in form (For NSW, ACT and QLD participants) or the I4Y Grant Opt In form (for the rest of Australia) which is located in the Parent Information Pack supplied by I4Y. You need to indicate on this form if you will be taking all, part or none of the grant.

BJE will provide a link to the Y2i Additional Means-Tested Financial Assistance Form for applicants from NSW, QLD or ACT. For applicants from VIC, TAS, SA, NT or WA, I4Y should contact you directly in relation to your request for Additional Means Tested Financial Assistance form.

All families should receive the outcome of their applications before places are offered by BJE.

Participants receiving extra financial assistance need to travel to and from Israel with the BJE group and cannot alter their ticket to stay longer in Israel or travel elsewhere after the program.

Monthly payment plans can be arranged. Please contact Lianne Cohen at BJE to discuss on (02) 9365 7900.

The decision to send a child is made by both parents and there must be an acknowledgement and commitment made at the outset, regarding who will pay the cost of the program. If payments are not met according to the stated BJE time frames, the child will not be permitted onto the program and will miss out.

All families, regardless of whether you are taking all, part of none of the grant are required to complete the Grant Opt In form.

The grant is not an entitlement. There are families who cannot afford the cost of the program and genuinely require financial help. If you can afford the full cost of the program, you are encouraged to forego the $5,000 grant so that it can be used to support more participants or provide extra financial support to those who genuinely need it.

Covid FAQs

Minimum two doses with at least 14 days having passed before departure since the date of the most recent vaccination. This is a NESIAH requirement (not an Israel one).

According to current regulations, everyone will need a negative PCR 72 hours prior to flying. Israeli regulations require a PCR on landing.

The cost of the PCR before departure is not covered. The cost of the PCR on landing in Israel, and RAT’s while in Israel are covered.

All participants and staff will have regular RATs and if a participant displays flu-like symptoms.

As per Israeli regulations, if a participant is a close contact, they will take a RAT and if negative, will continue as usual. If a participant tests positive, they will need to isolate for 5 days. They will be well cared for and always looked after by a staff member.

There will be a staff member to stay with them and care for them until they can fly home. Insurance will cover the cost of rescheduling the flights for the participant and carer.

We are taking out insurance that aims to cover contingencies that may occur due to Covid. Details will be available as soon as possible.

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