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AUJS - Aviv

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Program Description

AUJS Aviv is the ultimate five-month program for those wanting to travel and live in Israel for an extended period of time in true Israeli style. Aviv presents a unique opportunity for young Jewish individuals to explore Israel and become familiar with modern Israeli society. For the first time in 2016, Aviv will also be offering a range of exciting extension options for students wanting to spend longer experiencing life in Israel.

Aviv is organized by AUJS specifically for School leavers looking for an amazing Israel program. AUJS is the Australasian Union of Jewish Students providing a wide variety of social, political, religious, educational and cultural activities on and off university campuses around Australia and New Zealand. AUJS has been sending student groups to Israel for more than 50 years. Apart from youth groups, AUJS is the only Australian-based organiser of student trips. Therefore it is able to use its connections with the local community as well as with leading Israeli organisations to provide an intimate understanding of Israeli life from an Australian perspective. When participants return home, AUJS also organizes activities and support as well as leadership opportunities on Campus.

Camp out and learn survival skills in the desert, volunteer in Tel Aviv and the Arava region, hike from the Mediterranean to the Kinneret, live and work on a Kibbutz and experience the Jewish festivals and memorial days the Israeli way. You haven’t really experienced Purim until you’ve danced in Jerusalem’s Machane Yehuda markets!

Highlights

Desert Week

Volunteering

Kibbutz

Israel on Campus Seminar

S’veevah (environment)

Start Up Nation

City Explore

Southern Tiyul

The Times of Israel: Young Diaspora Jews ponder whether to put a ring on it with Israel

The Times of Israel: Young Diaspora Jews ponder whether to put a ring on it with Israel

The Times of Israel: Young Diaspora Jews ponder whether to put a ring on it with Israel

August 11, 2015

By Amanda Borschel-Dan

 

In a commitment-shy generation, the 10-month Masa Israel programs are an unexpected launch pad for aliyah

"With increased globalization and a recovering recession economy, for many North American college grads looking for an employment edge or unusual resume item, one of Masa's 200 programs easily fits the bill."

 

Read the full story on The Times of Israel's website.

Noam Shabo

Noam Shabo

Director of Information systems

Yehudit Werchow

Yehudit Werchow

Director of Education

You Say Goodbye and I Say Hello

You Say Goodbye and I Say Hello

You Say Goodbye and I Say Hello

July 15, 2015

For the first time ever, Masa Israel Journey and its alumni communities across North America have coordinated efforts to hold a series of Shalom U’Lehitraot (Hello and Goodbye) Parties across the country this summer. Each community has taken it upon itself to bring together alumni, recent returnees and future Masa Israel Journey participants. 

As recent returnees say hello, they can expect a warm welcome into a local network of Jewish young adults, united by their shared Masa Israel experiences. Alumni will be happy to share their advice for successful transition back into life stateside. Additionally, Masa Israel’s alumni communities help connect alumni to local and national opportunities to strengthen their connections to Israel and to deepen their involvement in Jewish life.


While future participants say goodbye before heading to Israel, they will have the opportunity to answer all of their last minute questions and get the local scoop from Masa Israel alumni who lived it like a local before them.


Meanwhile, veteran Masa Israel alumni will reunite to catch up, reminisce about Israel and find out about the exciting local and national opportunities that the Masa Israel alumni community has in store for the coming year.

 

Be sure to RSVP for your local Shalom U’Lehitraot Party:
Boston – Sunday, July 19
Chicago – Sunday, July 19
Toronto – Sunday, July 19
Los Angeles – Thursday, July 30
New York Tri State Area – Thursday, July 30
Washington DC – Thursday, July 30
Twin Cities – Thursday, August 6
Miami – Sunday, August 16
Baltimore - TBD

 

For all the latest Masa Israel alumni community updates, join our LinkedIn Group and Like us on Facebook.

 

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Program Description

 

Aardvark Israel - Year

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Program Description

Aardvark Israel Programs offer Jewish students from around the world the opportunity to “MAKE ISRAEL YOURS,” by providing a tailor-made, modular curriculum, so students can build a customized experience in Israel.  Aardvark offers volunteering and internships, the chance to study and earn university academic credit, an opportunity to explore the hidden gems of Israel through trips and excursions, and independent living in apartments in the center of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.  Our experienced staff and high ratio of staff to students allow Aardvark to cater to the different interests of our international student population.

You can customize your experience even further by choosing one of our

Special Interest Add-Ons:

-Israeli Military Track, including Marva basic training in the Israeli Army

-Mind-Body Track (Psychology and Medicine track), including volunteering with Magen David Adom ambulances

-Entrepreneurship Track

-Law and Government Track

-Sea Sports Track

Highlights

-          Live in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

-          Opportunities for international travel to Europe, Africa and Asia

-          Unique internship and volunteering opportunities

-          Live with students from all over the world

-          Earn university academic credit

 

Aardvark International

Program Description

 

Aardvark Israel - Selah

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Program Description

Aardvark Israel - Selah offers Jewish students from around the world the opportunity to “MAKE ISRAEL YOURS” through enriching Jewish learning and experiences in a co-ed, non-coercive atmosphere.  Students will explore their Jewish identity, ask questions and enjoy their Jewish learning in an open and supportive environment.

While living in apartments in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, students will volunteer or intern, tour the hidden gems of Israel through trips and excursions, take academic courses, study in a Beit Midrash, have unique Jewish experiences, celebrate Shabbat with different communities in Israel and interact with amazing Rabbis and Jewish educators.  Our experienced staff and high ratio of staff to students allow Aardvark to cater to the different interests of our international student population. This program is for young adults who love to learn, interact with many different types of people and want to be immersed into Israeli society.

In addition to the core components of the program, students may customize the experience even further by choosing one of our

Special Interest Add-Ons:

- Mind-Body Track (Psychology and Medicine track), including volunteering with Magen David Adom ambulances

- Entrepreneurship Track

- Law and Government Track

Highlights

- Live in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

- Opportunities for international travel to Europe, Africa and Asia

-Enriching Beit Midrash and experiential Jewish learning

-Unique internship and volunteering opportunities

-Live with students from all over the world

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