After completing year 12 in 2018, Nadine decided to take a gap year in Israel on a program called IBC. She spent the first half of the year travelling around Israel, living independently and volunteering with a variety of organisations. For the second half of the year, she attended a midrasha where she deepened her knowledge in Judaism, and then concluded the program by attending a mechina, alongside students from Israel and all around the world, where she partook in programs learning about prevalent issues, history and leadership. Nadine is very excited to be part of the Twelve/Thirteen program this year. After learning so much about the importance of community engagement, she is looking forward to, alongside the participants, learning about social issues within our community, what organisations are out there striving to resolve these issues, and what we can do to help.