Ayelet Hashajar

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Program Description

Ayelet Hashajar divides its time between high-level Torah study and volunteer work/Sherut Leumi with the intention of strengthening the students' commitment to Torah, solidifying their Jewish identity and reinforcing their ties to the Land and People of Israel. Women in the program develop their Torah knowledge, Hebrew language skills, and abilities in the area in which they are trained to volunteer. Volunteer work provides students with the opportunity to apply Torah concepts they have learned.
 
Young women enrolled at Ayelet Hashajar spend their afternoons/evenings participating in classes with a high level of Torah study and learning sessions, including: lectures based on rabbinic texts (Mishna, Midrash, etc.); self-study and chavrutot; in addition, there is an art therapy class and a creative writing class to provide students with a creative outlet after a long and intense week. Mornings are spent in volunteer work/Sherut Leumi in volunteer locations including hospitals, kindergartens, schools, community centers and retirement homes. 
 

Netzer Olami - WUPJ

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Program Description

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Hashomer Hatzair - Shnat Darom

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Program Description

This program is conducted in Spanish.
 
Shnat, which means year in Hebrew, is a year of individual growth and exploration in which participants learn all sorts of life skills, things about themselves, and how to negotiate life with greater independence. Shnat is also about participating in a collective, the Shnat Kvutza, and about being part of a movement forum. This means that the process of independence, individual growth and discovery is connected to and supported by the other members of the group and the madrichim (guides) of the kvutza. 
 
The program gives participants tools to be able to do well in the world, fostering critical thought, learning about Israel, politics and Judaism, functioning in groups as well as taking care of oneself independently. Shnat provides the tools and a forum for exploring the next steps and potential paths for continuing to build one’s life consciously and within the framework of Hashomer Hatzair.
 
 

Maslul Ishi - ITrack

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Program Description

Maslul Ishi is a customizable program designed by the Habonim Dror youth movement that allows you to choose your own personal experience in Israel. Whether you wish to study at an academic institution, intern at an Israeli company or volunteer at an international NGO, Maslul Ishi staff will work with you to create your own personal “path” in Israel.
 
The program includes mandatory Hebrew language study and ongoing support and guidance from a professional and knowledgeable staff. Depending on your interests, the staff will help you to create your own personal tailor-made program.
 

Binyan Av - Shorashenu

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Program Description

The Shorashenu program of Yeshivat Binyan Av emphasizes the study of Judaism based on the Talmud, integrated with trips all over the country of Israel. Studies cover a vast gamut of Jewish subject matter including practical law, Jewish legal sources, study of the Chumash (parashat hashavua) and more.
 
Participants also acquire a first-hand knowledge of the Land of Israel and lectures on the history that surround the Jewish people and the country. Shorashenu features cultural activities, jeep trips to a number of interesting places and geological sites, as well as hikes in which they discover what they cannot see by car.
 

IBC - Israel By Choice

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Program Description

Israel By Choice is a 5 or 10 month program for high school graduates who are not involved in youth movements from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa who want to spend a creative gap year in Israel exploring the land, the people and their Jewish identity.
 
Participants explore their own boundaries and interests through the choices they make throughout the program and form relationships with Israeli students. As a non-affiliated program, IBC allows participants from all Jewish backgrounds to learn from each other and to learn from and about  all different aspects of Israeli society.
 

For more information, please contact:

Helen Lewitan
IBC Representative Australia and New Zealand

hlewitan.ibc@gmail.com
0412469626

 

 

A Taste of Israel

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Program Description

Annually, thousands of English-speaking Sephardic high school graduates think about investing a year of study in Israel.  Mikdash Melech Jerusalem engages 90 students from around the world in a challenging program of Torah studies, which include: successful completion of a Masechta (tractate) of Talmud by the close of the year, Halacha, with emphasis on Sephardic traditions and customs, Humash with in-depth commentaries and commanding lectures on Navi, Tehillim, Mussar and Rambam.
 
Replete with exhilarating tours of the Holy Land, and recreation facilities, the Mikdash Melech Jerusalem learning experience enriches the students’ bodies, minds and souls.
 

Midreshet Eshel

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Program Description

Midreshet Eshel is a post-high school seminary that provides young women with a comprehensive educational program emphasizing excellence in Jewish studies, Jewish values, and experiential learning. As the first Sephardic seminary in Israel, Eshel also emphasizes Sephardic halacha, customs, and history. The one-year study program combines textual learning with stimulating discussion of topics that are relevant to your life and enhance personal and religious growth.
 
Courses include: Tanakh, Jewish thought, halacha, torah, psychology, the Jewish woman, group dynamics, modern Israeli history, Hebrew language and character development (Middot), Jewish history, yoga, dance, and Sephardic cooking.
 

M.M.Y.

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Program Description

Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim students are a small, select and diverse group of Bnot Torah who come together for the same goals: learning, thinking, growing and connecting with Israel. You will quickly become part of a very close-knit group that resembles a family as much as a school.
 
Following the classical style of Yeshivot, MMY’s learning revolves around chavruta study in the Bet Midrash. Most of the classes are taught in 2-hour blocks, with about half of this time devoted to chavruta preparation.
 

Machon Maayan

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Program Description

Machon Maayan is an innovative one-year program in Israel offering young women a unique post-high school opportunity that combines thought provoking courses, interactive seminars, challenging internships, and meaningful experiences – in a comfortable Torah observant atmosphere.
 
Machon Maayan is for students committed to personal and religious development, leadership, community involvement, and a positive relationship with the land and people of Israel.
 

For more information, please contact:

From the US: Rachel Moore, Communicatins Director, 609 448 9478, rachel@machonmaayan.org

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