Israel Way Community Involvement

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Program Description

Israel Way Community Involvement program offers you the opportunity to spend five months immersed in Israeli society as a functioning member of the community. Focused in Israel's underserved communities, Community Involvement allows you to create your own meaningful volunteer experience or choose from an existing volunteer opportunity in the community.
 
You will be exposed to life in Israel by living among its citizens, volunteering in Israel and working together with your peers as you strengthen your ties with the country and its people.
 

For more information, contact:

USA: 1-888-351-9897
Canada: 1866-269-6889
International: +972-3-920-3999

 

 

Budokan Martial Arts & Fitness Program

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Program Description

Budokan is a challenging program that combines world-class martial arts and fitness instruction with innovative educational courses in Hebrew language and Jewish heroes exciting field trips inspiring volunteer projects and great people! This "mind, body and spirit” experience lets you improve your fitness develop personal skills and self-confidence while learning about Israel’s land history and people.

Whether you are looking for an adventure abroad, trying to get into better shape, interested in a achieving a higher karate or judo belt, or in learning self-defense techniques, Budokan offers you an unforgettable experience. You will gain a priceless sense of independence, personal empowerment and self-confidence through Budokan’s unique martial arts and fitness focused program.

 

For more information, please contact:

In US: 917- 725- 3225

In Israel: Leesa Oved

Leesa +972-52 613 0918 leesafox@gmail.com

info@budokanisrael.com

www.budokanisrael.com

Skype: budokan.recruiting

 

 

 

 

 

Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh

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Program Description

Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh’s One Year Program strikes the delicate balance between a challenging academic curriculum and the ultimate Israel experience. The curriculum uses both a content-based and skills based approach. Daily study includes chevruta-style classes in Halacha, Talmud, Gemara and more.
 

Bnos Sarah

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Program Description

The Bnos Sarah Seminary is a one-year teacher’s training program for recent English-speaking Bais Yaakov high school graduates with a strong level of adherence to Halacha and religious observance.
 
Students at Bnos Sarah are high academic achievers, with a GPA higher than 86 percent, and come from mostly North America and Europe. Eighty percent of classes are taught in Hebrew with an emphasis on building grammatical skills and vocabulary. Personal sessions with staff maybe led in the language of choice.
 

Midreshet Tehillah

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Program Description

Midreshet Tehillah is an academically-focused seminary program for recent high school graduates whose curriculum centers on deep, text-based learning of Hashkafa, Tanach, and Halacha. Its unique combination of concentrated studies and limited class size results in a highly integrated group of students and faculty who have a remarkable excitement about learning.
 
Students typically come from Yeshiva High Schools or Beit Yaakovs such as Bruriah, Manhattan, TAG, Hanna Saks, and Hasmonean. After graduation, students generally attend Stern, Touro, or other colleges, universities, abd college credit programs.
 

Machon Meir - Foreign Languages Speakers Program

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Program Description

An exciting opportunity for you to study Judaism and Hebrew in a truly Zionist environment, the Machon Meir English Department caters to newcomers with little previous Jewish studies background, as well as students with more advanced skills. We provide Jewish studies in the morning, followed by Hebrew Ulpan studies in the afternoon.
 
At Machon Meir, you will have the opportunity to be immersed in an Israeli environment, while still studying in English. Regularly scheduled trips are an integral part of the program, to enable you to get to know the Land of Israel up close and develop a true love for the land and the people of Israel. Room, board and Ulpan studies are all located on our beautiful campus in Kiryat Moshe, Jerusalem, just minutes from downtown Jerusalem.
 

Shnat Hejalutz

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Program Description

The Hajshara Shnat program is built for graduates of the Hehalutz Lamerjav youth movement, which works in Argentina and Mexico. The program consists of several stages: kibbutz, volunteering, community service and leadership training.
 
The program's mission is to strengthen the movement in your home communities, while strengthening your ties with Israel. 
 

For more information, please contact:

Marlene Walter
(+972) 052.231.1343
 

Israel Trip Alums To Get New Outreach

Israel Trip Alums To Get New Outreach

September 27, 2011

Dina Silberstein, 28, never knew how to make a place for herself in the Jewish community, or even why she would want to.
Yet last Sunday she found herself scribbling her signature all over a sign-up sheet, signaling her interest in not one community organization, but five.
 
Two trips to Israel — one with Taglit-Birthright and the other with Masa — made the difference, Silberstein said, motivating her to give up a gorgeous autumn afternoon and attend the launch of the alumni division of Masa, the umbrella organization for some 160 Israel programs of five months or longer duration.
 
With the jury still out on whether outreach to alumni of Israel programs actually works, both organizations are embarking on new, or renewed, efforts to connect participants like Silberstein to the broader Jewish community.
 
“Birthright and Masa are a powerful injection of Judaism and Israel, and if we don’t create ways for alumni to express their passion, and their interest in being leaders, then we’re not really leveraging the investment we made in them,” said Avi Rubel, Masa’s director of North American operations.
 

Masa alumni channeled to Jewish activism

Masa alumni channeled to Jewish activism

September 25, 2011

With 11,000 participants this year, Masa Israel Journey opens new alumni division aimed at pipelining Jewish young adults into leadership positions in their communities, empowering them to become lifelong advocates for Israel
With 11,000 participants this year – up from 3,000 in its inception year in 2004 – Masa Israel Journey has opened a new alumni division, and it has placed regional representatives in cities throughout the United States in partnership with local Federations.
 
The alumni division's goals, which include a special focus on Birthright alumni, who make up 56% of post-college participants, are to pipeline these Jewish young adults into leadership positions in their communities and empower them to become lifelong advocates and activists for Israel.
 
These goals were created following a June 2011 survey of Masa Israel alumni in which 86% of those surveyed expressed interest in attending Jewish and Israel-related events, 82% in advocating for Israel, 81% in volunteering in a Jewish organization, and 59% in working in a Jewish organization.
 
To kick off the division's initiatives, Masa Israel is hosting an alumni leadership summit on Sunday in New York City, which will educate alumni about making their Israel experiences foundations for success in their personal and professional lives.
 
The event will feature a panel of professionally accomplished alumni who will speak about how their Israel experiences helped them launch careers at diverse companies, including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Teach for America, American Jewish Committee, and the New York Post.
 

Celebrate like a local: festivals during Sukkot 2011

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Growing up, you might have celebrated Sukkot by going to your family, friends’, or synagogue’s sukkah, shaking the lulav and etrog, and eating outside under the stars. But if you are spending this Sukkot in Israel, there’s no reason to stay confined to your backyard—use the whole country as your sukkah!