JEWISH students will share in more than $6000 worth of prizes in a competition to showcase Israel.
UIA NSW’s My Israel competition has seen students from Emanuel, Moriah and Masada submit short films for judging, with the winning entry earning a $5000 travel voucher to visit the Jewish homeland.
The purpose of the competition is to engage the community through Israel education and UIA, as well as to generate more awareness about the Jewish State and create a sense of unity within the Sydney community.
The videos will be put on UIA’s Facebook page next week. Community members are being encouraged to go online to vote for a winner.
“What could be better than school students educating the community about topics related to Israel?” UIA NSW shaliach Adi Gefen Adler said.
“There is so much we don’t know about our amazing state, and the short films will be a fantastic tool to educate in a fun way.
“We are excited to launch this brand new project, which will benefit the whole community.”
Moriah student Jacob Joshua said he learned about Israeli technology while making the video.
“I found the competition really fun and it would be great to win such an amazing prize,” he said.
Yaron Samuel, who made the video with Joshua, said he loves Israel.
The winning team will be chosen by combining points given by school committees and the number of likes received on Facebook.
Videos will be up on UIA’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/uiaaus, between August 5-8.