Objectives of the Association (the “Amuta”) of Graduates (“Bogrim”) of the Institute for Youth Lead ers from Abroad (the “Machon) and their Friends:
· Strengthening of ties between the Israeli society and Jewish communities in the Diaspora.
That year of training at the Machon was such a special experience for every graduate that it created the ground work for a fruitful dialogue between Bogrim who now live in Israel and those who live out of Israel and are active in one way or another in their Jewish communities around the globe.
· Building a worldwide network of Jewish leadership
Graduates of the Machon are an integral component of the network of support and solidarity between Jewish communities. This basic union of fellowship creates in itself great possibilities of association and promoting of shared programs.
· The establishment of an organization designed to aid Bogrim in their absorption into the Israeli society.
The Amuta will help Bogrim who have decided to make their future in Israel and help them cope with the difficulties of absorption and involvement into the Israeli society.
· The establishment of a scholarship fund for potential participants to the Machon.
A year at the Machon is expensive. The Jewish Agency today cannot always fund every potential participant. Many parents have been denied the possibility of sending their child or children who are already active in their community or youth movement, to the Machon because of economic distress. A scholarship fund established by the Amuta will help the Machon to pay for some of the expense of a year’s training at the Machon.