Federation of Zionist Youth

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The Federation of Zionist Youth (FZY) is a Zionist Jewish youth movement. Founded in 1910, it is the oldest[1] and has grown to become the largest Zionist youth movement in the United Kingdom.[2] It is affiliated with Young Judaea in the USA and the Hebrew Scouts movement in Israel. It runs weekly activities and camps for hundreds of Jewish youth, as well as bringing many members on programmes to Israel for a summer tour at age 16, or a year-long programme at the completion of high school.

Ideologically, FZY stands on four pillars of:

  • tarbut (תרבות) - Jewish culture;
  • tzedaka (צדקה) - values of charity and righteousness;
  • magen (מגן) - defense of Jewish rights;
  • aliyah nimshechet (עליה) - moving to Israel and continuing to do good for the state

FZY Centenary Year[edit]

2009/2010 was FZY's centenary year and the movement celebrated 100 years since its founding. To commemorate the year the movement chose a new logo[3] and organised a number of celebratory events.

Israel Tour[edit]

FZY is the UK's largest provider of Israel Summer tours for post GCSE teenagers. In Summer 2007 they took 480 teenagers to Israel on short term Summer programs [4]

Charity work[edit]

FZY takes on an annual Tzedaka (charity) project in conjunction UK Jewish Charity the UJIA. For the last 10 years this has the been the Ethiopian Bar-Mitzvah Project which raises money to allow Ethiopian Immigrants to Israel to receive a Bar-Mitzvah.[5][6]

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