For Christchurch members, there will be a NZFOI gathering on Sunday March 11 at 2pm. It will be held at the Northwood Villas Clubrooms.

Our speaker is Omri Jaakobavitch, the founder of HIT International, a network of homestays for Israeli travellers. He will be speaking on “The Joy of Hosting Israeli Travellers”.

Jaakobavitch says:

“New Zealand is one of the top travel destinations for Israelis. To Israelis it is a much talked of country full of huge contrasts from their own: peaceful, temperate, green and offering spectacular vistas.

“At the same time, many New Zealanders who support Israel and fight anti-Semitism, meet very few Jews and have had very little contact with them. HIT is a homestay programme that allows young Israeli backpackers to meet New Zealanders in their homes and experience Kiwis in their own environments.

“Come and hear about how you can participate in this programme and how it is growing internationally.”

NZFOI invites members to come and hear this engaging and inspiring speaker.