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Gap Year

Mitzpeh Bagalil

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Program Description

Mitzpeh BaGalil is a ten-month, intensive enrichment program designed for high school graduates from North America and Europe, but open to applicants from around the world.

A typical week in the Mitzpeh BaGalil program includes:  Formal study of the Hebrew language, Israeli history, and Torah (in a modern context); group discussion; social activism; exploration and touring; and informal social interactions with the Hannaton Mechina participants and Hannaton kibbutz member families.

Why choose to spend your gap year at Hannaton?
Our Israeli-style gap year program is a pluralistic experience, open to Jews of all denominations and political leanings

Our program structure has an Israeli flavor to it. How?
Through community building, social action, and a significant amount of self-governance while they’re here, participants actively determine the outcome of their experience.

Asked why they chose Hannaton, most current participants say one of two things: First, they wanted to be in close contact and dialogue with Israelis their own age. Parallel to the gap year program, Hannaton runs a pre-army Mechina. The two programs take place on the same campus; meals are often together, as well as some activities and trips. 
Second, Hannaton’s location and experiential programming offer a unique opportunity to interact with a wide spectrum of residents of the region; not just Jews, but local Bedouins, Druze and Muslims, often inside their homes or institutions Through one-on-one exchanges, program participants become intimately familiar with Israel. Graduates return home with a strong network of Israeli friends, their own opinions about the region, the skills to cogently express them to others.
  • Main Subject: Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Coexistence, Education, Jewish Studies, Kibbutz, Leadership, Zionism and Israel Society 
  • Duration:
  • 9 Months 
  • Age:
  • 18-21 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Organizer:
  • Educational & Spiritual Center in Hannaton 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Mitzpeh Bagalil 
  • Price:
  • $ 14000 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Jonny Whine 
  • (p):972 4 905 9605 
  • jonnywhine@gmail.com 
  • www.echannaton.org/gap-year 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 06,2016 - June 12,2017

Hebrew University - Freshman/Academic Program

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Program Description

This option is specially designed for first-year students, whether they plan to continue their studies in Israel or back home. Students may enroll for the entire year or for either the autumn or spring semester. A variety of first-year courses are offered in the areas of Israel and Middle Eastern studies, Religion, Brain and Behavioral Sciences, and Environmental Studies.  
The Freshman/Academic Gap Program provides a solid initiation into academic study, and the credits earned are transferable to many colleges and universities. Upon successful completion of the year-long program, students may be admitted to universities and colleges in in North America with advanced standing.
All Freshmen students participate in the Freshman Seminar. This seminar provides first-year college students with a strong foundation to assist in the transition from high school to college.  It provides academic and social support while strengthening the students' skills in academic research and writing. The seminar also affords students the opportunity to interact and form a community with fellow students and the administration.
 
  • Main Subject: Undergraduate Academic Studies
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  • Duration:
  • 4, 8.5, 9 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Organizer:
  • The Hebrew University - Rothberg International School 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Hebrew University - Freshman/Academic Program 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Bar Cohen 
  • (p):972-2-5881395 
  • maz_hash@savion.huji.ac.il 
  • Program Dates:
  • August 30,2016 - May 29,2017, JERUSALEM, $20515
  • January 26,2017 - May 29,2017, JERUSALEM, $12570
  • September 07,2017 - May 31,2018, JERUSALEM, $20570
  • January 24,2018 - May 31,2018, JERUSALEM, $12620

Hevruta">Hevruta

Program: 

Hevruta

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Program Description

Hevruta, a collaboration of the Shalom Hartman Institute and Hebrew College, is a fully integrated gap-year program for North American and Israeli student leaders from a diverse range of Jewish backgrounds and life experiences.
 This exciting and dynamic learning opportunity will address both Israeli and North American cultures and contexts as compelling centers of contemporary Jewish leadership and discovery.


Over the course of their 10-month experience, Hevruta participants will engage in rigorous inquiry and text study, while taking advantage of Jerusalem’s rich intellectual and spiritual resources. A three-week North American component will explore American Jewish identity in a global context, deepening the exchange of ideas among students.
 


After completing the program, Hevruta alumni will be well-positioned to use their influential voices to shape the Jewish people’s most important conversations and communal decisions.

 

For more information, please contact:

Leon Morris

Vice President for Israel Programs

Shalom Hartman Institute of North America

leon.morris@shalomhartman.org

+972-2-5675422

Highlights

Hevruta is the only Israel gap-year program that brings together an equal number of North American and Israeli participants for pluralistic 
learning and leadership training. This model fosters meaningful cultural exchanges and powerful educational opportunities for 
students. 
 
Hevruta's academic program is rigorous and challenging, and centers around Jewish ideas, Jewish literature, and leadership. You’ll study 
a full range of texts, delve into Great Jewish Books, and participate in Hevruta’s Jerusalem Leadership Lab. Program faculty are drawn from the teaching staffs of both the Shalom 
Hartman Institute and Hebrew College. They are among the world’s leading scholars in Jewish tradition and contemporary spirituality.
 
  • Main Subject: Jewish Studies, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Duration:
  • 9 Months 
  • Age:
  • 17-19 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Unaffiliated 
  • Organizer:
  • Shalom Hartman Institute 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Hevruta 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Olga Rivkin 
  • (p):972 2 567 5324 
  • olga.rivkin@shi.org.il 
  • www.hartman.org.il 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 01,2016 - May 31,2017, JERUSALEM, $25000
  • September 03,2017 - May 31,2018, JERUSALEM, $25000

Update from Masa Israel">Update from Masa Israel

Posted July 9th, 2014
Over the last few days, Israeli population centers have been targeted by rocket fire from Gaza, and the Israel Defense Forces have launched Operation Protective Edge, with the aim of restoring stability to Israeli civilians. The safety and security of Masa Israel Journey program participants, staff and partners is our top priority.
 

Or Vishua - Shnat Yeshiva

Program Description

This program is conducted in French.

  • Main Subject: Jewish Studies, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Jewish Studies 
  • Duration:
  • 10.5, 11 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Male 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Orthodox 
  • Organizer:
  • Or Vishua 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Or Vishua - Shnat Yeshiva 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Avner Hazout 
  • (p):972 50-476-7102 , 01-77-50-54-04 (FR) 
  • avnerhazout@gmail.com 
  • http://www.orvishua.org.il/french/ 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 04,2016 - August 08,2017, HAIFA, $9500
  • August 27,2017 - July 19,2018, HAIFA, $9500

Breaking Records: World’s Largest Shabbat">Breaking Records: World’s Largest Shabbat

Posted April 11th, 2014
A group of young professionals in Tel Aviv are taking Shabbat to the next level. White City Shabbat, in conjunction with the Am Yisrael Foundation, is planning the World’s Largest Shabbat Dinner to attempt gain recognition in the Guinness Book of World Records. The dinner will be held in Spring 2014 at the Tel Aviv Port and will be 100% Kosher and uphold the highest levels of shomer Shabbos.
 

The Sweet Spot: Alumni Career Development Meets Digital Engagement">The Sweet Spot: Alumni Career Development Meets Digital Engagement

Posted April 3rd, 2014
Earlier this month, Russ Finkelstein wrote about keeping alumni engaged and involved by offering career services. Before we can tap into alumni communities for fundraising and volunteer requests, he argues, we have to provide them something of value, something that they want.
 
At Masa Israel we wholeheartedly agree, and have been experimenting in the professional development space for the past year.
 
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