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Gap Year

Free Starbucks at Michigan State University">Free Starbucks at Michigan State University

March 20, 2017 - 12:00
March 20, 2017 - 17:00
East Lansing, Michigan
401 E Grand River Ave

Free Starbucks for 18-30-Year-Olds in Michigan State University!

If you're a Jewish young adult, looking to build your future or get back to Israel then you'll want to stop by Starbucks to meet Amanda and grab a free cup of joe! 

Amanda, the Masa Israel Regional Manager will be hanging at Starbucks on Monday, March 20 from 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM to answer all your Israel questions. 

If you're interested in doing something different with your life or career, you dont won't want to miss out on the heavily stipend Masa Israel Teaching Fellows, Israel Tech Challenge, scholarships for internships plus graduate school in Israel. 

Email: Amanda at AmandaMonto@JUF.org if interested or just stop by!

Who: Jewish Young Adults in Michigan State University who are interested in Heavily Subsidized Israel Experiences
What: Free Starbucks Coffee
When: Monday, March 20
Where: Starbucks 401 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823
Time: 12:00 pM - 5:00 PM


Masa Israel is home to the widest variety of immersive, international experiences for Jewish young adults (18-30). Find the right study abroad, internship, service learning, or Jewish studies program to help you grow—as a person, a professional, and a leader— while also developing a robust global professional network that includes Israelis and Jews from around the world.

Massa Relev

Program Description

  • Main Subject: Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Intensive Hebrew Language, Jewish Studies 
  • Duration:
  • 8 Months 
  • Age:
  • 18-21 
  • Language:
  • French 
  • Organizer:
  • Lev Israel 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Massa Relev 
  • Price:
  • $ 15500 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Yonathan Marciano 
  • yonathan@associationlev.com 
  • www.larelev.fr 
  • Program Dates:
  • November 01,2016 - July 01,2017

ARTZI - The Artistic gap year in Israel

Program Description

  • Main Subject: Art
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  • Keywords:
  • Art History 
  • Duration:
  • 9 Months 
  • Age:
  • 17-21 
  • Organizer:
  • ARTZI AMI-Neshima 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • ARTZI - The Artistic gap year in Israel 
  • Price:
  • $ 23500 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Franny Waisman 
  • artzi@artists.org.il 
  • www.artzigap.org 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 03,2017 - May 31,2018

GOUR ARIE - October 2017

Program Description

  • Main Subject: Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Duration:
  • 8 Months 
  • Age:
  • 17-25 
  • Organizer:
  • The Israel Experience- Educational Tourism Services Co. LTD 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • GOUR ARIE - October 2017 
  • Price:
  • $ 13500 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Rebecca Dubreuil 
  • (p):01 83 64 86 81 
  • iepaiement@israelexperience.org 
  • www.programmeisrael.org 
  • Program Dates:
  • October 16,2017 - June 12,2018

Workshop - Tlalim

Program Description

  • Main Subject: Experiential Programs, Volunteer Programs, Youth Movement Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Kibbutz 
  • Duration:
  • 9 Months 
  • Age:
  • 18-19 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Organizer:
  • Tlalim Conference, Events & Recreation Ltd. 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Workshop - Tlalim 
  • Price:
  • $ 17900 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Shiri Cohen 
  • IBC@masatlalim.com 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 05,2016 - May 31,2017

Habonim Dror - Shnat - Tlalim

Program Description

  • Main Subject: Experiential Programs, Volunteer Programs, Youth Movement Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Kibbutz 
  • Duration:
  • 8.5 Months 
  • Age:
  • 18-19 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Organizer:
  • Tlalim Conference, Events & Recreation Ltd. 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Habonim Dror - Shnat - Tlalim 
  • Price:
  • $ 17500 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Shiri Cohen 
  • IBC@masatlalim.com 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 13,2016 - May 31,2017

The Top 8 Beaches in Israel">The Top 8 Beaches in Israel

Posted March 5th, 2017

Written by Andria Kaplan-Aylyarov

 

Yes, BRRR. The weather is cold outside and as you kindle the Hanukkah flames and spin that dreidel, warm yourself up and imagine you’re under the Tel Aviv sun, soaking up the rays on one of these beaches.


…Because seriously, where else would you rather be?

 

1. Banana Beach
Located on the southernmost edge near Jaffa this beach is home to Friday night drum circles, hula hooping-bikini wearing girls, endless games of Matkot and sunbather after sunbather. Think of it as a Bohemian paradise right next to Tel Aviv.

 

2. Gordon Beach, Frishman Beach, Bograshov Beach
Welcome to beach-mania. These three beaches offer endless white sand, beautiful people and the perfect dose of sunshine. Located right in the center of Tel Aviv these beaches offer a great getaway with tons of bars and restaurants. Each beach is the perfect place to catch the addicting Tel Aviv sunset plus, there’s a Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream stand at Gordon Beach. #YUM


3. Trumpeldor Beach
Walking down the beach in Tel Aviv you’ll spot an unusual statue and you know you’ve arrived at Trumpeldor Beach. This is a quieter beach amongst its neighbors since there are no facilities or lifeguards.


4. Jerusalem Beach
Formerly known as Geula Beach, Jerusalem Beach is located right off Allenby Street and near the very well-known Opera Tower building. You’ll find falafel shops and bodegas everywhere, so don’t worry about packing snacks for the day. It’s not touristy and is the perfect spot to meet all your friends for a relaxing beach day.



5. Tel Baruch Beach
Tel Baruch Beach may be one of Israel’s cleanest beaches. Fully equipped with green lawns, outdoor workout area, and seaside café it’s the perfect escape from a long week of classes or a big night out. 


6. Metzitzim Beach
If you wake up early enough on a Friday or Saturday morning,  take a stroll down Namal Tel Aviv, and  grab a coffee while you check out Metzitzim Beach. It’s more family oriented but offers three volleyball courts and an outdoor workout area. If that’s not your thing, however, keep walking north and you’ll catch twenty-something Israelis sipping Goldstar and hanging out.


7. The Surfer’s Beach at the Hilton Hof HaGolshim
Besides beautiful people watching all day long check out The Surfer’s Beach and prepare to be amazed at the skill, the surf, and the boys. It’s a hot spot to kayak or learn how to paddle board too!

 

8. Coral Reef Beach(Red Sea):
Okay, so this beach isn't in Tel Aviv but it's a sun worshipper's paradise. You can go from sand to snorkel to world-class resort within minutes. The best part? There's a good chance your Masa program already has a trip to Eilat planned. #GetReady



Andria Kaplan Aylyarov is a Masa Israel Alumna and content marketing specialist for Masa Israel Journey. She loves a good glass of white wine and wishes she was 85-years-old and living in Boca, but she currently resides in New York.

 

To learn more about Masa Israel and the programs we offer, click here. 

 

Как определяется стоимость программы?">Как определяется стоимость программы?

Стоимость программы определяется организаторами. В большинстве случаев грант Маса не покрывает полную стоимость программы, и поэтому каждая программа предусматривает определенную долю личного участия.

How to Reach Ivy League Levels of Tech Innovation">How to Reach Ivy League Levels of Tech Innovation

Posted February 2nd, 2017

By Oren Toledano, co-founder and CEO of Israel Tech Challenge

 

We’re called the “startup nation.”

 

Despite being smaller than the state of New Jersey, Israel has more Nasdaq-listed companies than any other country in the world except the U.S. and China. Our businesses are quick to grow and to create. They are built on a mentality eager to take risks.

 

But, what is the secret sauce behind Israel’s success? What magic touch do we have that universities around the world are now acknowledging is highly effective and desirable?

 

This is a question others have asked before – most notably Dan Senor and Saul Singer in their best-selling book. One answer they give: it starts in the military. More specifically, in the unique training program for the young recruits of 8200, Israel’s elite military unit where thousands of bright, technically minded soldiers study deeply and master cutting-edge technology. Having served in that unit, reaching the rank of Major, I’d like to go into this a bit more.

 

Over the last three years alone, several start-ups founded by 8200 graduates were purchased by tech giants, including Adallom (purchased by Microsoft), Onavo (purchased by Facebook), and CyActive (purchased by PayPal).

 

In 8200, the idea of “being thrown into the deep end” is taken to a completely new level. The soldiers are expected to learn new skills super-fast and solve complex military problems with limited personnel, in a short time and with surprisingly little guidance. It is a quick, hands-on, intense learning process that leads straight to success.

 

During their training, the average day begins at 6 a.m., soldiers get exactly five minutes in the morning to wake up and dress themselves – and they get another 10 minutes, on the clock, for breakfast. The rest of their day is just as intense, as well as intellectually challenging and rigorously scheduled – an exhaustingly high-level program of study that generally continues at full force until 11 each night.

 

If you can keep up with the demands of this program for its full five months, you come out on the other end as a tech master at the age of 18, and with more technical know-how than an average American college graduate with a degree in Computer Science.

 

And it works particularly well. The unit’s alumni come away with the skills and mentality that are a natural fit for the start-up ecosystem.

 

The thinking and training of 8200 can be applied anywhere around the globe.

 

At Israel Tech Challenge, for example, we teach an international group of students about cybersecurity and data science. Working in closed cohort groups, with intensive training and close mentorship, and given the keys to a strong professional network, the students flourish. The method we use creates open-minded, autodidactic, independent thinkers who can even come up with solutions before the definition or emergence of the actual problem.

 

It is an approach that can help all of us, as an international community, react quickly, adapt to the needs of the market, and create in-demand applications.

 

Today, American universities have started to recognize the need for educational models spearheaded by 8200-like tech boot camps and crash courses in coding. However, this is just a single application of the kind of new thinking brought to the forefront by the 8200. Israel’s experience can and should be leveraged to jumpstart not only the adoption of a new pedagogical system, but also as a groundbreaking model of international problem solving.

 

By adopting 8200’s intense, focused, and uncompromising training methods, American companies and organizations can create a workforce that is better prepared, more disciplined, and capable of overcoming technological gaps quickly, adapting in an agile fashion to changing realities, and learning, without judgment, but with great depth, from past mistakes. And they could do this faster, with fewer resources, attracting only the most talented and challenge-ready employees.

 

Applied effectively, the potential is here for a powerful tool that can shift the way we approach some of the larger issues facing the international community, throwing the most motivated, mentally resilient, and brightest human resources at the problem, while making better use of other resources, like money and time. In other words, we could attack real world problems by engaging technology, and its best practitioners, to help solve national priority issues.

 

Not only could this model prove lucrative and economical, it could be a game changer in terms of results – tech products for a safer planet chief among them.

 

Oren Toledano is co-founder and CEO of Israel Tech Challenge, a partnership between the Jewish Agency, The Government of Israel’s Cyber Bureau, and Masa Israel Journey. Prior to his current position, Oren spent three years as Head of the Aliyah delegation of the Jewish Agency in France-Belgium, and before that served for nearly a decade as an officer in an elite technological unit of the IDF, reaching the rank of Major. Oren holds an MA in Political Science and Security Studies from Tel Aviv University, and a BA in Political Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

 

Masa L'Maaseh - Women">Masa L'Maaseh - Women

April 2, 2017 - 14:00
April 6, 2017 - 17:00
Israel

Masa L’ma’aseh is a four day journey (one for men and one for women) to explore Israel's ever-changing landscape. During the journey the participants visit places and meet people that are driving a positive change in Israeli society, while enjoying an exciting group experience with participants from many different Jewish Studies programs. 

The trip costs only $100 and it covers everything: housing, food, programming and experienced staff.

Registration is open now! Spaces are limited.

   

Audience: 
18-30
Jewish Agency for Israel