BJE's Discover Israel Survey - High School Students

BJE is creating an Israel study program for you, which will be called "BJE's Discover Israel". We'd like to know your ideas, so we can make this program as relevant as possible.

By doing this survey, your name will go into the draw to win some great prizes!


  1. How old are you?


  1. What school do you go to?

  1. How important are these things to you? Put Number 1 next to the most important, then 2, 3 and 4.
        1 2 3 4
    learning about Jewish festivals, customs, prayers, history, etc  
    learning Hebrew  
    learning about Israel  
    learning with other Jewish kids  

  1. Have you ever been to Israel?

  1. What connections do you have to Israel?
    I was born in Israel
    One or both of my parents are Israeli
    I have grandparents, parents, sisters or brothers living there
    I have cousins or other family living there
    We visit Israel
    My parents give money to Israel or help Israel in other ways
    My parents talk to us about Israel
    We have things from Israel in our house: ornaments, food, etc.
    I don't have any connections to Israel

  1. Do you ever see or speak to any Israelis?
    I am Israeli
    One or both of my parents are Israeli
    I speak to my Israeli relatives
    I have Israeli friends or some of my friends' parents are Israeli
    I know Israeli shopkeepers, neighbours, etc.
    I sometimes see Israelis at my school or synagogue
    I never or almost never see or speak to any Israelis

  1. List 5 things you know about Israel.

  1. How do you feel about Israel? Choose the sentence that BEST reflects your feelings.
    I would like to live in Israel.
    I feel an emotional connection with Israel.
    I stick up for Israel, especially if people say bad things about it.
    I don't really care that much about Israel.
    I don't want anything to do with Israel.

  1. How important are these reasons for learning about Israel to you ? (Number 1 is most important.)
        1 2 3 4 5
    to develop my feelings of connection with Israel  
    to make me feel more Jewish  
    to give me information (facts and figures) about Israel  
    to help me understand what Israel is all about  
    to help me feel closer to Jews everywhere  

  1. If you were learning about Israel, what kinds of things would you like to do?
    learn about Israel's history, geography, etc
    discuss Jewish identity
    discuss current events in Israel
    have visits from Israelis my own age and older
    activities outside the classroom, like collecting money for Israel
    do Internet activities: online games and lessons
    make Israeli penpals
    Go to Israel with other Jewish students in Year 10
    learn how to answer tough questions about Israel when asked in public

  1. About how much of your BJE lessons would you like to be about Israel?
    up to 25%
    about 50%
    up to 75%

  1. If I win the prize draw, I would like my prize to be:
    double movie pass
    T shirt and cap
    Jewish book

  1. Is there anything you would NOT want covered in lessons about Israel?

  1. Anything else you'd like to say about Israel?

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