Q:How many teens go on JOLT Israel?
JOLT Israel is limited to one bus of 40 teens from around North America.
Q:What is the breakdown of the program?
Part I: Three weeks of touring and hiking while gaining leadership skills.
Part II: Two weeks of running a camp for siblings of children with cancer.
Q:What is the difference between JOLT and JOLT Israel?
JOLT and JOLT Israel both focus on building tomorrow’s leaders. However, JOLT Israel was created for teens who may travel to Eastern Europe with their respective schools or during their year in Israel.
Q:What is unique about JOLT Israel?
JOLT Israel is a unique blend of hiking and touring designed to teach leadership skills. We then take those skills and apply them experientially by creating a day camp for children who have siblings with cancer. This allows us to not only create leaders, but also to teach them how to apply their leadership skills to the community at large.
Q:Who are the children that will be participating in this camp that the JOLT Israel participants are running?
JOLT Israel is partnering with Zichron Menachem, an organization dedicated to assisting families battling with cancer in Israel, to select and invite children to participate.
Q:Can you tell me some more information on Zichron Menachem?
Zichron Menachem operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, round-the-clock with dedication and love for families who are dealing with cancer. Services and assistance are dispensed equally to all Israeli citizens, regardless of faith or gender. Zichron Menachem is the first organization to offer complete support to this population on a national scale, and it remains the only organization in Israel that operates its vast range of activities on a daily basis and to an unprecedented number of beneficiaries. Children hospitalized in medical institutions throughout Israel benefit from Zichron Menachem’s broad-based activities and services.
The organization operates branches in Soroka Hospital (Be’er Sheva); Sheba-Tel Hashomer; Dana Medical Center (Tel Aviv); Schneider Hospital (Petach Tikva); Wolfson Medical Center (Holon); Rambam Medical Center (Haifa); Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital (Jerusalem); Shaarei Tzedek Medical Center (Jerusalem); Ha’Emek Medical Center (Afula); Kaplan Medical Center (Rechovot); and Bnei Zion Medical Center (Haifa). In recent years, Zichron Menachem has also expanded its activities to encompass children with cancer-stricken parents.