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Shalom,

It is with great excitement that I am sending you our FZY Israel Tour 2012 brochure, where you will
find all the information about this year’s programme.

Why FZY?
Last year over 400 young British teenagers joined us on Israel Tour. This proved to be an incredible
summer and many of these participants are now involved in our events in Britain. We believe that by
sending your child on tour with FZY you are giving them a once in a lifetime opportunity. Spending the
summer in Israel will give them a passion to be proactive Jews, a deep connection to Israel, a stronger
Jewish identity and Jewish friends for life.

FZY is proud of its tradition of running high quality, educational summer tours in Israel. Our madrichim
(leaders) are continuing their extensive preparation and training, creating vibrant and unforgettable
programmes that will enhance and stimulate your child’s Jewish identity.

Application Process
The tour process begins by completing the enclosed initial application pack, and returning it to FZY along
with the deposit. Soon after you will be asked to complete the Israel Experience formal application and
medical forms online. Further to this, your child will have the opportunity to name three people with
whom they would like to be in the same tour group, which we will try our best to accommodate. As
stated in the brochure, there will be parents’ evenings in early 2012, where you will have the
opportunity to learn more about Tour and ask questions. Acceptance on to the programme is subject to
a school reference and medical application.

Core Programme and Special Interest Week (NEW FOR 2012)
At FZY we are excited to offer an innovative programme for Israel Tour 2012 with 9 amazing options.
During the summer, all chanichim (participants) will experience the same core programme with the
friends in their FZY tour group, but will split off for the 4-5 day Special Interest Week, which has been
designed to enable participants to indulge in an in-depth Israel experience alongside participants from
other FZY and Young Judaea tour groups.

We appreciate that each of our participants is unique, and so with our tailor-made programmes
everyone will find something that suits, excites and stimulates them. A preference form for these Special
Interest Week Options is included. The full list to choose from is: Tikkun Olam, Rafsodia & Watersports,
Gadna, Shetach (Sea-to-Sea Hike), Scuba Diving Course, Performing Arts, Kibbutz Ketura, I Dig Israel,
and Israel Advocacy & Leadership.

Please see the brochure for more details and a sample itinerary.

Seminar Weekends and Orientation Day

Last year, FZY revamped the Introduction to Tour Seminar due to feedback from previous years and a
desire to be more inclusive and prepare all Tour participants to the highest level. For FZY Tour 2012, the
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Intro to Tour seminar is compulsory for all applicants as we believe this is beneficial to their overall
experience in the summer. The FZY Team guarantee a fun-filled and memorable weekend which will
further enhance a summer of a lifetime.

We will be running these seminars over two consecutive weekends in February and will allocate
participants on a first-come, first-served basis – please indicate on the form below your preference of
weekend.

There will also be a compulsory Tour Orientation Day on Sunday 1st July 2012, where participants will
meet their group and madrichim, and go through their itinerary. The cost of the Intro to Tour Seminar
(including transport, food and accommodation) and Orientation Day is £100. We hope that this does not
cause any inconvenience. If you have any queries, please contact the FZY Office.

Financial Assistance
We believe that financial circumstances should not prevent anyone from participating in the Israel Tour
programme for summer 2012. Confidential bursaries are available to help any participant who might
otherwise not be able to attend, however please be aware that we look favourably on those who apply
earlier. Please tick the box labelled bursary on the booking form to receive the relevant documents.

FZY Membership
Booking priority will be given to FZY members up until Monday 21st November 2011. After this date
places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. All application forms are date stamped on the
day of receipt.

The membership price is available to those who have taken out the ‘Membership +’ scheme and the
discount will be deducted upon receipt of a completed ‘Membership +’ event form. This form must be
submitted no later than Friday 9th March 2012. For more information about FZY membership options
please contact Vivienne Stone at the FZY office.

In previous years Israel Tour has filled up remarkably quickly so we cannot guarantee that you will
receive a place.

Please note that this year we will only be accepting Israel Tour applications and deposits that are sent by
post. Personal deliveries will not be accepted.

If you require any further information or if you have children in Year 9 or 10 (Year 3 or 4 in Scotland) who
may be interested in joining us on our two-week summer camps in the UK, Ofek or Kesher, or year round
activities, then please do not hesitate to contact our office and visit www.fzy.org.uk.

Our incredible programme for 2012 is already taking great shape and we are confident that we can offer
your child an unbelievable, inspirational and unforgettable summer.

Yours sincerely,



Elliot Hunter                                             Fiona Prince
Rakaz Tochniot Chinuchiot                                 Tour Administrator
Director of Educational Programmes



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                            The Federation of Zionist Youth




                                          Israel Tour 2012
                                          Application Pack
Enclosed you will find a set of application forms which must be completed, signed
where appropriate and returned. Please answer all questions fully and tick boxes
when complete. If incomplete your child’s application will not be accepted.
Please complete this check list and return:

    1.       Israel Tour Booking Form                                            □
    2.       Basic Medical History Form                                          □
    3.       Tour 2012 Preferences Form                                          □
    4.       Compulsory Seminar Weekend Form                                     □
    5.       £500 deposit cheque                                                 □
             (This cheque is to cover the £400 deposit for Tour and the cost of the seminar weekend, the
             orientation day and preliminary Tour process)

Please return this application pack to:

                                           FZY Israel Tour 2012
                                            25 The Burroughs
                                                  Hendon
                                            London, NW4 4AR

If you require further information please telephone our office on 020 8201 6661 or
email: israeltour@fzy.org.uk

    For confirmation of receipt of your child’s application form please complete the slip
                                   below in capital letters.

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FZY will be in contact via email to confirm receipt of your child’s application form. We will also be in contact
regarding availability on FZY Israel Tour 2012. Final acceptance / non-acceptance is also dependent on results
of successful interview, school reference, medical application and attendance at one of the two ‘Introduction to
FZY’ Seminars.


Name ________________________                                  Male / Female              (delete as appropriate)

Primary Email Address ___________________________________________




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                                FZY ISRAEL TOUR 2012 BOOKING FORM
PLEASE COMPLETE IN CAPITALS USING A BALL POINT PEN
First Name as appears on Passport:

                                 Surname:                                                                   PLEASE TICK ONE
                                                                                                                    ONLY:
                            Male/Female:
                                                                                                             The e-mail address
                                                                                                            which is regarded as
                                  Address:                                                                 the PRIMARY E-MAIL
                                                                                                            ADDRESS will be the
                                 Postcode:                                                                  one to which the user
                             Date of Birth:                                                                 name and password
                                                                                                           will be sent and will be
                       Home Telephone:                                                                       the main channel of
           Mother’s/Guardian’s Mobile:
                                                                                                                communication

           Father’s/Guardian’s Mobile:

                       Applicant’s Email:
                                                                                                                          ↓
            Mother’s/Guardian’s Email:

             Father’s/Guardian’s Email:

                                    School:

          Name of Parents/Guardians:

                              Synagogue:

  Do you wish to apply for a bursary?

             FZY Membership Number:
  Please give details if you are or you
  have been a member of any Jewish
      Youth Movement/Organisation?
Have you been to Israel before on an
       organised tour? Please specify:
Please sign the declaration overleaf and send this form to FZY. A deposit cheque of £500 (this includes
the deposit for Tour and the cost of the compulsory seminar, orientation day and preliminary Tour
process) must accompany all forms including bursary applications. Cheques should be made payable
to FZY. Limited places available. Priority will be given to FZY members up until 21st November 2012.
Please apply early to avoid disappointment.
Cancellations will be subject to £150 administration fee before 2nd March 2012. Deposits are non-returnable after this date. The balance must
reach FZY by 9th March 2012. I understand I will have the right to cancel and will receive a full refund, less the deposit up until 2nd March
2012. Should HYS (Hadassah Youth Services) cancel the programme, I will receive a full refund, less a small administrative charge.
Deposits are non-refundable if applicants apply to more than one Youth Movement for their tour experience.




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                                 FZY ISRAEL TOUR 2012 BOOKING FORM

I hereby consent to my son’s/daughter’s/ward’s participation on one of FZY’s
programmes for the summer 2012.

I understand that acceptance on the programme will be determined by a successful interview
later in the year, school reference and medical application. All applicants must attend one of two
Introduction to FZY Seminars (please see page 9 for more information). No candidate will be
eliminated from participation solely on the basis of a school reference. If my child’s application is
not accepted my deposit will be returned in full.

All information given may be passed on to our partners at Israel Experience, the Jewish Agency
and the UJIA, as well as other British youth movements/organisations, should FZY deem it
necessary. Other than these organisations all information will remain confidential.

I further understand that should my child/ward be unruly or breach discipline rules then he/she
will be returned to Britain at my expense.

Furthermore places on FZY ISRAEL TOUR 2012 are limited. Completion of this form does not
guarantee acceptance.

Cancellations will be subject to £150 administration fee before 2nd March 2012. Deposits are
non-returnable after this date. The balance must reach FZY by 9th March 2012. I understand I
will have the right to cancel and will receive a full refund, less the deposit up until 2 nd March
2012. Should HYS (Hadassah Youth Services) cancel the programme, I will receive a full
refund, less a small administrative charge.

The cost of the programme includes all meals, board, transport from main UK meeting
points to the airport and basic medical insurance (this excludes chronic ailments, dental,
optical and gynaecological problems and pre-existing conditions). However, in addition
to this, applicants are required to make their own insurance arrangements to cover
personal belongings, medical issues and the loss of deposit and/or full payment due to
unavoidable cancellations.

All correspondence will only be sent to the applicant’s home address and primary email
as indicted overleaf.

The Federation of Zionist Youth reserves the right to change dates, prices and content of
our programmes.

Please note that this year we shall only be accepting Israel Tour applications and
deposits that are sent by mail. Personal deliveries will not be accepted.

Signed………………………………..

Date…………………………………..

To be signed by parent/guardian if applicant is under 18.
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                                         FZY ISRAEL TOUR 2012
                                           MEDICAL HISTORY


Please complete the following Medical History form. You will be required to complete a
formal Israel Experience Medical Form at a later stage. Please bear in mind that
disclosing information does not mean rejection of an application. It gives FZY the
important information that will enable us to take good care of the participants during the
‘Introduction to FZY Tour’ Seminar.

This form is to be completed by a parent/guardian in block capital letters.

Name of Applicant…………………………………………………………….. Male / Female
Address……………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Post Code………………………………….                                Date of Birth……………………..
Name of
Parents/Guardians……………………………………………………………………….…..…..
Parents’/Guardians’ Mobile No……………………….. …..
Home Telephone No……………………...…..…..…..…..


1.   Your child has to have had an anti-tetanus injection or booster in the last 10 years.
     Approximate date of last injection…………………………………………………………

2.   Does the participant suffer from any of the following? Please answer “YES” or “NO”

     Asthma         YES/NO                      Epilepsy             YES/NO
     Diabetes       YES/NO                      Skin Conditions      YES/NO

3.   Has the participant suffered from any other illness or psychological or emotional
     problems of which the organisers should be made aware (e.g. eating disorders,
     any mental illness?           YES/NO
     If yes, please give details………………………………………………………………….
     ………………………………………………………………………………………………..
     ………………………………………………………………………………………………..

4.   Has your child any known sensitivity to (a) drugs e.g. Penicillin, plasters. (b) Food
     e.g. nuts. (c) allergies e.g. bee stings? YES/NO
     If yes, please give details………………………………………………………………….
     ………………………………………………………………………………………………..
     ………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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5.     Please mark one of the following regarding your child’s diet:

          Meat eater         Vegetarian                  Vegan
       Any other special dietary requirements:………………………………………………….

6.     Is the participant currently receiving medical treatment for any condition? YES/NO
       If yes, please give details………………………………………………………………….
       ………………………………………………………………………………………………..
       ………………………………………………………………………………………………..

7.     Does your child take any medication on a regular basis? YES/NO
       If yes, please give details………………………………………………………………….
       ………………………………………………………………………………………………..
       ………………………………………………………………………………………………..

8.     Does the participant have any special needs of any kind that you would like us to
       know about in order that he/she can take the fullest possible part in all our
       activities?     YES/NO
       If yes, please give details………………………………………………………………….
       ………………………………………………………………………………………………..
       ………………………………………………………………………………………………..

9.     Name of General Practitioner……………………………………………………………..
       Surgery Address……………………………………………………………………………
       …………………………………………….Telephone No…………………………………


10.     Any other necessary information (please use additional sheets if necessary)




Medical Consent
I consent to my child receiving first aid whilst at the seminar.

I understand that, for statutory reasons, FZY is unable to dispense medication to my
child, other than that brought to the seminar by my child. All medication brought must be
labelled with his/her name and directions of usage, and handed to the seminar staff.

I hereby certify that the medical form is complete and correct in all details, and that I fully
understand and accept the conditions outlined above.

Name of Parent/Guardian             …………………………………………………
Signature of Parent/Guardian        …………………………………………………
Date                                …………………………………………………
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                            FZY ISRAEL TOUR 2012
                             PREFERENCES FORM

It is compulsory that you fill in this form and send it back to us with your booking
form. Without this form your booking will be void.

Name of Participant ………………………………………………………………….

Special Interest Week Options
Please number your top 5 special interest week options in order of preference. Please
be aware that spaces are limited on all options and we will take all 5 OPTIONS into
account. Incomplete forms will be returned.

Tikkun Olam                      □
Rafsodia & Watersports           □
Gadna                            □
Shetach (Sea-to-Sea Hike)        □
Scuba Diving Course              □
Performing Arts                  □
Kibbutz Ketura                   □
I Dig Israel                     □
Israel Advocacy & Leadership     □
Friend Preferences
Please write below the full names of the friends you wish to be in a tour group
with. We will endeavour to place you with at least one friend. (Please make sure
you write these same three names on your UJIA Israel Experience online application
form, which you will receive once your have been accepted pending medical forms. We
will be using the preferences you list below only.)

1: ………………………………………………………
2: ………………………………………………………
3: ………………………………………………………


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                              INTRODUCTION TO FZY TOUR SEMINAR




Name ……………………………………………………………………………….

Male / Female

It is compulsory that all applicants attend one of the two ‘Introduction to FZY Tour
Seminar’. The seminars will run from Friday morning until Sunday afternoon. We have
tried to arrange these weekends around as many half term dates as possible to ensure
participants do not have to miss school. Please check half term dates and dates of mock
exams before selecting which weekend you wish to attend. It will not be possible to
switch weekends once you have made your selection. You will be assigned the seminar
dates you have requested so please ensure you put these dates in your diary. We will
confirm your attendance in due course.



Please indicate your choice of dates in order of priority:



                      Friday 10th February 2012 – Sunday 12th February 2012

                      Friday 17th February 2012 – Sunday 19th February 2012




Please note we will be using the friend preferences on the previous page when
allocating bedrooms for the seminar.


FZY Summer Programmes cannot happen without the time, energy and passion of
our trained volunteers, who give up more than two months of their summer free of
charge. If you are willing to be contacted about the possibility of providing work
experience or paid employment opportunities for our leaders, please tick here:




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