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Yeshivot Bnei Akiva North America Mission to Israel- February 15-19


Yeshivot Bnei Akiva is very excited for the upcoming mission to Israel for members of the board and directors and friends over Presidents' Weekend, February 15-18. This mission will be a phenomenal way to get a sense of what our network is all about, its impact on Israeli society, and some of the opportunities and challenges that face us in the near future. The mission will include visits to a variety of YBA institutions throughout Israel and discussions of YBA's solutions to the most cutting edge educational questions today, such as STEM Education, integration of a variety of socio-economic groups within the educational system and the current and future direction of Religious Zionist education in Israel. We are also planning meetings with distinguished YBA alumni and friends, including Education Minister Naftali Bennet, Commander of the Police Roni Alsheich, Col. Natan Barak, CEO of mPrest Systems and inventor of the Iron Dome, Rav Chaim Druckman, plus a number of other leading rabbis, scientists and distinguished educators. Needless to say we will spend time with YBA's CEO Elchanan Glatt, National Director of Education Rabbi Dr. Yona Goodman and other leading professionals in the network. The mission is being chaired by our president Alan Wildes.
Because we see this mission as crucial to strengthening the relationship between YBA in Israel and our friends in North America, we are heavily subsidizing the mission: We are asking that participants pay only airfare. We will cover all other mission related expenses, including hotel, meals and a meaningful Shabbat in Jerusalem. 
We are confident that all participants in the mission will leave better informed, inspired and with a fuller understanding of the crucial role that the YBA network plays in the Religious Zionist education system, and our impact of the State of Israel as a whole.
For more information about the mission please contact Rabbi Uri Goldstein ugoldstein@yba.org.il