Organisation: UJIA

UJIA are committed to ensuring that Israel Tour is a space where all young people are able to engage in education and fun in a safe environment. The Israel Tour umbrella incorporates Youth Movements and Organisations from across the Jewish communal spectrum and we work closely with each of them to ensure the needs of their participants are met by the madrichim who are trained to manage the issues that could arise. An element of this is to ensure all Israel Tour Madrichim have had relevant training on LGBT+ inclusion. Israel Tour 2019 Madrichim did this through training with KeshetUK on what enables and constrains the development of meaningful and trustful relationships with LGBT+ young people as well as Gemilut Chasidim (the Jewish value of ‘loving kindness’) which can aid us as in being good allies to LGBT+ people on tour and how brave spaces are essential for adding the most value to conversations with young people around issues of diversity and social justice on tour.