6/25/2012 9:03:00 AM Song & Dance Friendship Caravan coming to Sedona's Jewish Community Center on July 28 Israel Scouts Extravaganza
The Caravans travel throughout North America each summer as emissaries, sharing their lives in Israel through song, dance and story.
Each teen in the Friendship Caravan is a member of the 60,000 member strong Tzofim (Israel Scouts) Movement which, in turn, is part of the International Scouting movement.
The Israel Scouts Friendship Caravan will be visiting Sedona on Thursday June 28, at 7 p.m. The Scouts bring a song and dance extravaganza in their 10 weeks in America. There is no charge to attend the performance. Their visit is sponsored by the Jewish Cultural Endowment Fund of the JCSVV with the help of Jenni and Ron Goldman and their family.
The Friendship Caravan consists of five male and five female Tzofim (Israel Scouts) who are entering their senior year of high school.
The Caravans travel throughout North America each summer as emissaries, sharing their lives in Israel through song, dance and story. Participants are chosen after undergoing an extensive auditioning and interviewing process, ensuring that above all, they are true representatives of Israeli culture and spirit. The Tzofim Friendship Caravan typically reaches over 35 states.
Each teen in the Friendship Caravan, like all 100 Delegation members visiting North America, is a member of the 60,000 member strong Tzofim (Israel Scouts) Movement which, in turn, is part of the International Scouting movement. The Tzofim Movement is the only non-political and non-sectarian youth movement in Israel. Everyone in the Tzofim Summer Delegation has gone through extensive interviews and a rigorous selection process. Each Delegate must exhibit leadership capabilities, a high level of scouting and extensive knowledge of Israeli and Jewish history. Fluency in English and strong communicative skills are additional requirements for Delegation members, as well as an intense love for the land and people of Israel and a desire to share this passion with North Americans. Once selected, they participate in an intensive preparation program before coming to the United Sttaes.
While all members of the Delegation proudly represent their homeland of Israel, only the Friendship Caravans, as entertaining emissaries, use song, dance and storytelling.