About Mickey Naggar Bourne
Mickey Naggar Bourne had a rich love affair with Israel, and it was apparent to everyone who knew her.
For seventeen years she devoted her life to helping young leaders develop their own connections with Israel, as the Director of Israel Programs, and later as the Summer in Israel Youth Program Coordinator, for the Bureau of Jewish Education in the San Francisco Bay Area, now known as Jewish LearningWorks. Mickey’s deep passion for spreading the love of Israel enabled her to encourage students to participate in Israel experiences, in efforts to expand their bond with Israel’s land and her people.
Mickey’s father, Avner Naggar, moved her family from Michigan to Israel to become the Chief Architect of Tel Aviv, and her strong connection to Israel grew quickly. Throughout her life, the Israel that existed in Mickey’s mind was one of peace, with a rich and sophisticated culture. The Israel she knew was a land full of beautiful eucalyptus trees, so fragrant that she could smell them for miles. The Israel she knew was a country of kind, warm (and blunt) people, and a country full of life.
This scholarship was established by Jewish LearningWorks in Mickey’s honor after she passed away from her battle with cancer in August 2011.
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Mickey Naggar Bourne was widely known for her warmth, energy, and passion for Israel — a love she expressed by helping hundreds of teens travel to the Jewish State. The Mickey Naggar Bourne Israel Scholarship Fund, an initiative of Jewish LearningWorks, a non-profit educational institution serving the San Francisco-Bay Area Jewish community, was established in Mickey’s honor after she passed away from cancer in August 2011. Our mission is to encourage and support teens who wish to continue their Jewish education through Israel experiential programs with Jewish LearningWorks.
The Mickey Naggar Bourne Israel Scholarship provides up to $2,000 to teens who wish to travel to Israel through teen leadership programs.
All Bay Area Jewish teens are eligible to apply.
Your generous contribution to the Mickey Naggar Bourne Israel Scholarship Fund, an initiative of Jewish LearningWorks, will enable students to strengthen their connection with Israel by participating in Israel experiential education programs.
To donate by check, please make payable to “Jewish LearningWorks”, earmarked for The Bourne Fund and mail to:
44 Page Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
For questions regarding the Mickey Naggar Bourne Israel Scholarship Fund, please fill out the form below and someone will be in touch with you.
Note: The scholarship application form is below this section.