Sponsors meet Recipients of the Hebrew University-University of WA Student Exchange Scholarships
June 7, 2017
On a beautiful winter’s afternoon at the University of Western Australia (UWA),the Australian Friends of the Hebrew University, WA Division and UWA staff farewelcomed the first two students who are recipients of the UWA-Hebrew University(HUJ) student exchange scholarship.
Racheli Silver is a biological science student and worked at the Telethon Institute in addition to undertaking studies in psychology. She gave a short address in which she outlined her work and stated “my experience in Perth will stay with me forever.” Racheliis nearing the end of her time in WA and after her exams, is planning to travel around Australia with her husband, before returning to Israel.
Jonty Franklin comes from Bunbury and is a UWA Arts student, studying archaeology. He will be leaving for Israel in a few weeks’ time. Jonty is very keen to see as much of Israel as possible, especially as it pertains to the scriptures in both the Old and New Testaments. The scholarship has made a dream come true for Jonty.
This event was a great opportunity for sponsors to meet the recipients of the UWA-HUJ student exchange scholarships.
Only by building bridges and breaking down barriers can there be dialogue and better understanding between peoples of all faiths; this is important for both Israel and Australia.
The Fund itself is open for donations. We would like to see as many smaller but regular contributions as possible. Five thousand dollars currently will fund two students for a semester. Donations are tax deductible in Australia.
Clinical A/Prof Peter Winterton AM
WA President of the Friends of Hebrew University