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FAITH TABERNACLE CHURCH's Fundraiser:

Operation Holy Land

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THE STORY:

ALIZE JOHNSON

My name is Alize Johnson, I am 17 years old, born and raised in Houston, Texas. I am a junior attending Houston Academy for International Studies early college high school (H.A.I.S) where students are encouraged to take courses at Houston Community College and travel abroad. Speaking of traveling I will be interning in Israel for an entire month founded by the Mickey Leland Kibbutzim Internship. Through this internship there is a rigorous process. After applying each student has an interview with the board members though, out of all the students that apply only 10 students will be selected (5girls and 5 guys). The goal of this internship is not only to give students a chance to travel to Israel but to allow these students to become a well-rounded person in life. One might ask how is interning in Israel going to help “American Teenagers” become well rounded? Well for starters the interns will have to depend on one another and become mature and independent. The interns are given an opportunity to work, travel and live in Israel so that they can learn about the diverse culture of the Holy Land while learning about themselves. Activities include touring Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious sites, visiting an Ethiopian absorption center and living with an Israeli family.

Each year since 1980, the Mickey Leland Kibbutzim Internship Foundation has sent
up to 10 high school juniors who live or go to school in the 18th Congressional
District to Israel for a month in the summer. Earlier in the spring high school juniors
in the 18th district are invited to apply. The process is highly competitive with
10-girls and 10-boys being selected as finalists. During a weekend of interviews
typically held in April board members of the Mickey Leland Kibbutzim Internship
Foundation select the interns. These outstanding young leaders experience life on
a kibbutz, a collective community know for raising fruits/vegetables, hosting tourists
and manufacturing a wide variety of products. It was this communal philosophy of
caring for one another that so appealed to Congressman Leland. Following his
vision, the interns are given an opportunity to work, travel and live in Israel so that
they can learn about the diverse culture of the Holy Land while learning about
themselves. Activities include touring Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious sites,
visiting an Ethiopian absorption center and living with an Israeli family. The
program is organized, coordinated and funded by The Mickey Leland Kibbutzim
Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston. Both are non-profit
501 (c)3 organizations. The cost for travel, accommodations and everything but
spending money for personal items is covered for the interns.


o Cash/ATM Card/Credit Card (Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted)
o Camera, charger/batteries
o Journal/address book
o Mini flashlight or penlight
o Plastic bags for wet or dirty clothes
o Sunglasses
o Sunscreen
o Toiletries

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