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Applicants urged for Jewish youth assembly

First-of-its-kind opportunity for Jewish high school students to connect and discuss challenges facing the global Jewish community to take place in February

Jewish teenagers aged 15-to-18 can now apply to become one of more than 100 members of a new international Jewish Youth Assembly, which will meet online over two Sundays in February.

The successful applicants will be online delegates over two weekends to learn about combating antisemitism, anti-Zionism and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, as well as supporting the state of Israel.

Organisers described it as “a first-of-its-kind opportunity for Jewish high school students to connect and discuss challenges facing the global Jewish community” and said assembly members would get to speak to Jewish leaders around the world.

It is a project of the World Jewish Congress, which said the assembly would “launch essential conversations across continents”. Would-be delegates have until 15 December to apply.

 

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