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Read first hand tesimonies from our previous IBC participants about their experiences and impressions of the program as well as from parents of participants.

IBc Testimonials 

Asher Klein

5 Month IBC 2017

Nothing has shaped me quite like the five months on IBC. Nothing has had quite the immediate and direct impact on me before or since. Even after several years, I still constantly find myself drawn back into memories and stories from what was essentially the best thing I’ve ever done, full stop. This was the kind of structured freedom distilled happiness that seems remarkably unattainable. No day was a dull day on IBC and I feel that even the days I spent languidly chatting on the beach with a smoothie were days that were filled to the brim with memorable experiences. IBC somehow manages to keep you occupied while giving you time to relax; to give you the space to do what you want in a well-planned environment. On top of all this, all the experiences I was able to participate in seemed to connect me in one way or another to my Judaism and connection to Israel and that is something which will truly remain with me forever.

 

 

 

Personally, I came on IBC with one main goal: make friends. And after what felt like a short half year, I’d felt I’d made ninety new friends with whom I still remain connected to years later. We worked together, ate together, sweated together, chilled and laughed together. IBC is a special program. Not because of the amazing places you go or the incredible things you do but because of the type of person it attracts. My favourite kind of person: an IBC person.

 

I would give the world to go on IBC for the first time again. It is truly an incomparable experience that presents itself only once in a lifetime. I do not regret a single day of IBC and I strongly encourage everyone who is even slightly interested to give it some thought.

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Asher Klein

5 Month IBC 2017

Nothing has shaped me quite like the five months on IBC. Nothing has had quite the immediate and direct impact on me before or since. Even after several years, I still constantly find myself drawn back into memories and stories from what was essentially the best thing I’ve ever done, full stop. This was the kind of structured freedom distilled happiness that seems remarkably unattainable. No day was a dull day on IBC and I feel that even the days I spent languidly chatting on the beach with a smoothie were days that were filled to the brim with memorable experiences. IBC somehow manages to keep you occupied while giving you time to relax; to give you the space to do what you want in a well-planned environment. On top of all this, all the experiences I was able to participate in seemed to connect me in one way or another to my Judaism and connection to Israel and that is something which will truly remain with me forever.

 

 

Personally, I came on IBC with one main goal: make friends. And after what felt like a short half year, I’d felt I’d made ninety new friends with whom I still remain connected to years later. We worked together, ate together, sweated together, chilled and laughed together. IBC is a special program. Not because of the amazing places you go or the incredible things you do but because of the type of person it attracts. My favourite kind of person: an IBC person.

 

I would give the world to go on IBC for the first time again. It is truly an incomparable experience that presents itself only once in a lifetime. I do not regret a single day of IBC and I strongly encourage everyone who is even slightly interested to give it some thought.

Ruby Peer

5 Month, IBC 2018

IBC for me was the perfect program to facilitate a year of growth, learning and incredible experiences. Throughout the program, I thoroughly enjoyed the wide array of interesting and engaging activities, guest speakers and events, which granted me an authentic insight into Israeli society. Also, through committees and the freedom of living independently, I had the chance to significantly develop my leadership, initiative and communication skills. Equally important, after months of laughter and exploring Israel inside out, I finished the program with deep and enriching friendships. If you are looking for a program with a balance of structure and freedom, familiar and unfamiliar faces, enjoyment and challenge - then you’re looking in the right place.

Jeremy Kagan

Poland, IBC 2018

Almost 40 individuals who were strangers to each other two months prior, embarked on a life changing trip to visit the final resting place of six million Jewish people who were slaughtered because of their religion.

 

As morbid as it could possibly sound, Auschwitz is a place all Jewish people must visit. I felt very great full exiting the grounds of Auschwitz, as I know that just 74 years ago, millions couldn’t.

 

The trip gave us a great insight into what life was like for a Jewish person in the 1940’s. Immersing ourselves entirely in all that was offered to us whilst in Poland, ensured we could absorb and understand such a dark time in Jewish History.

 

We spent less than a week in Poland, yet weeks of prior planning took place to ensure all the testimonials, documents and letters were written in time for our departure. Time and effort was poured into the structure and program of the trip, consolidating all our thought on the final day, then having our final debrief in-front of the Western Wall, was a touching way to realise how thankful we all must be for Israel.

 

ADAM COHEN

10 Month IBC 2016 (Overview of 10 months (MDA) 

I completed the 10-month IBC trip last year in 2016, and its fair to say that it was the most amazing, maturing and educational year of my life. I experienced and learnt so much that wouldn’t have been possible at school or university. I was constantly thrown out of my comfort zone and pushed to experience new an difficult things for the first time.

JONO HERMAN IBC

10 MONTH 2016 (MECHINA)

I think in general, people outside of Israel struggle to understand what a mechina is. Year after year, Australians come back with only good things to say about mechina, however when posing them the relatively simple question; "what was so good about it?" The response almost every time is, "I just can't explain, you have to do it," which ends up leaving me more confused and with less of an understanding.

 

JODIE ROSENBERG

IBC 10 MONTH 2015 (Camp Kimama)

 

I went on IBC in 2015 and chose Camp Kimama for my 7-month option. It was such an eye opening experience and a real opportunity for growth. Not many of my friends chose to do it so it was my first time going on a program by myself.

GABE CHAIT

10 MONTHS – YESHIVA 

 

February started with a bang, straight away planting the roots for life long friendships, immersing myself in new and unknown environments and living with people I didn’t know before- undeniably, I was already learning new things about life and myself from the get go.

ELLA SIMON

10 MONTH (OVERVIEW) 

 

IBC was the best decision that I have ever made! From starting the program knowing only a handful of people, I returned home from IBC with so many special friendships that I know will last forever, and unique bonds with every participant.

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