Gap Year | Masa Israel

Gap Year

Are there any special requirements for entering/exiting Israel?">Are there any special requirements for entering/exiting Israel?

In order to enter Israel, your passport must be valid for six months from the date of entry and throughout your stay. 
 
Every Masa Israel participant can (and is strongly advised to) approach his/her local Consulate General of Israel or the Embassy of Israel prior to beginning a Masa Israel program to request a special Masa Israel visa. The Masa Israel visa is an A2 visa – a multiple-entry student visa (making it possible to leave Israel for a vacation and be able to return without needing a new visa).
 
In order to obtain a Masa Israel Visa, you must visit a consulate or embassy with the following:
  1. The form you received from Masa Israel (PDF file) confirming your grant and/or scholarship amount
  2. A letter from the organizer of your program validating your acceptance to the program
  3. A valid passport
 
The consulate has final jurisdiction with regards to granting a visa, should it have prior intelligence or concerns about a participant
 
Should you encounter a problem when requesting the visa at consulate, an internal letter from the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be provided to clarify the procedures. If there is still a problem, please contact masainfo@masaisrael.org.
 
Please Note: The Masa Israel Visa does not entitle you to work in Israel and is only valid for a maximum of one-year stay in Israel.

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Bina Gap Year

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Program Description

BINA offers high school graduates a unique opportunity to experience real life with Israeli young adults in Tel Aviv, Israel's most exciting city. Program participants will engage in meaningful social action in the community in which they live, and explore the Jewish bookshelf from a pluralistic and progressive perspective. For the past decade, BINA: Center for Jewish Identity and Hebrew Culture has offered hundreds of young adults from Israel and around the world opportunities to experience significant learning, encounter a wide range of thinking and thinkers, and devote themselves to social change.
 
You will engage in meaningful volunteer assignments in your community in south Tel Aviv. Highly experienced counselors and mentors at BINA, with their personal commitment to social justice, will provide close supervision and guidance in each of your volunteer assignments. You will study classical Jewish texts, Jewish philosophy, social justice and Israeli studies, taught by Israel's leading scholars and educators. You will study, volunteer and live side-by-side with Israeli peers, celebrating Shabbat services and holidays together.
 

For more information, please contact:

Shana Feld

Director of Admissions

gap@bina.org.il

+972-58-7336788

 

  • Main Subject: Volunteer Programs, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • International Humanitarian Work, Social Action / Volunteering 
  • Duration:
  • 9.5 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Unaffiliated 
  • Organizer:
  • Bina Merhavim 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Bina Gap Year 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Kali Silverman 
  • tikkunolam@bina.org.il 
  • http://www.bina.org.il/gapyear 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 01,2016 - June 16,2017, TEL AVIV - YAFO, $17000
  • August 24,2017 - June 15,2018, TEL AVIV - YAFO, $17000

Habonim Dror - Shnat Amlat

Program Description

  • Main Subject: Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • International Humanitarian Work, Kibbutz, Social Action / Volunteering 
  • Duration:
  • 9.5, 10 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • Portuguese, Spanish 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Unaffiliated 
  • Organizer:
  • Habonim Dror 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Habonim Dror - Shnat Amlat 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Miri Safirstein 
  • (p):972 3-530 1444 
  • miris@tkz.co.il 
  • Program Dates:
  • February 26,2017 - December 28,2017, , $15500
  • March 01,2018 - December 20,2018, , $15000

Hamaor Hagadol

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Program Description

Central Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim, located in the rural and pastoral village of Kfar Chabad—far from the hubbub and commotion of big city life (yet located in the center of Israel)—is the perfect place to spend a year of study and growth in Israel.
  • Main Subject: Jewish Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Education, Jewish Studies 
  • Duration:
  • 9 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Male 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Orthodox 
  • Organizer:
  • Central Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Hamaor Hagadol 
  • Price:
  • $ 10800 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Menachem Karasik 
  • (p):972 8 922 4392 / 923 2628 
  • karasik@ohrtmimim.org 
  • Program Dates:
  • November 02,2016 - July 27,2017

Bnei Akiva - MTA

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Program Description

On MTA, you’ll have a year of learning Torah in some of the best institutions that Israel has to offer. During the times when you are not at Yeshiva or Midrasha, we’ll provide a full schedule of activities letting you really live and feel the pulse of the Land of Israel. Various volunteer options, together with seminars about current Jewish and Israeli issues, will complement the educational goals of MTA.
 

For more information, contact:

Michael Rainsbury
 
 
 +972-526000169
  • Main Subject: Jewish Studies, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Intensive Hebrew Language, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish Studies 
  • Duration:
  • 11 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Orthodox 
  • Organizer:
  • Bnei Akiva 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Bnei Akiva - MTA 
  • Price:
  • $ 25000 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Chava Weisblatt 
  • (p):972 2 620 9012 
  • chava@worldbneiakiva.org 
  • http://www.bneiakiva.net/hachshara/index.htm 
  • Program Dates:
  • February 05,2017 - December 31,2017

Midreshet Lindenbaum Overseas Program

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Program Description

Midreshet Lindenbaum provides an intensive experience of living and learning Torah that broadens and deepens your commitment to Torah, Eretz Yisrael and Am Yisrael.
 
You will experience the dynamism of the world’s largest Bet Midrash for women, where you will learn Tanach and Torah She’be al Peh with unrivaled depth and intensity. You will gain a love of Torah and self confidence in your learning as you grow religiously and spiritually in an atmosphere that respects your individuality. You will determine the emphasis in your learning through our scheduling flexibility that allows you to maximize hours in Tanach and Gemara, choose shiurim in Hebrew or English, and classes in the overseas or Israeli programs.
  • Main Subject: Jewish Studies, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Intensive Hebrew Language, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish Studies 
  • Duration:
  • 9, 9.5 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Female 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Orthodox 
  • Organizer:
  • Midreshet Lindenbaum - Ohr Torah Stone 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Midreshet Lindenbaum Overseas Program 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Tova Rhein 
  • (p):9702 671 0043 
  • miriamlev@lind.org.il 
  • http://www.midreshet-lindenbaum.org.il 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 04,2016 - June 11,2017, JERUSALEM, $24980
  • August 28,2017 - June 11,2018, JERUSALEM, $26500

Migdal Oz - Stella K. Abraham Beit Midrash for Women

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Program Description

The Migdal Oz Beit Midrash for women is built upon a conviction that the world of Torah and limmud serves as the primary focal point from which each student can blossom and deepen her connection to Hashem. In addition to intellectual endeavors, the program provides you the opportunity to face challenges in the spiritual realm, striving for constant effort and growth in Yirat Shamayim and commitment to Halacha.
 
The program for overseas students is completely integrated into the Israeli program, and is ideal for students with a serious commitment to Torah study who wish to progress in their avodat Hashem while developing a strong bond with Israel. Its curriculum focuses on four major areas: Gemara, Halacha, Tanach, and Jewish Thought, and is unique among programs for young women in that the bulk of study revolves around the Beit Midrash.
  • Main Subject: Jewish Studies, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Jewish Studies 
  • Duration:
  • 9.5, 10 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Female 
  • Language:
  • Hebrew, English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Orthodox 
  • Organizer:
  • Yeshivat Har Etzion 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Migdal Oz - Stella K. Abraham Beit Midrash for Women 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Racheli Schmell 
  • (p):972 2 9934520/1 
  • schmellrachel@gmail.com 
  • http://www.skamigdaloz.org.il 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 04,2016 - June 20,2017, MIGDAL OZ, $24000
  • August 25,2017 - June 25,2018, MIGDAL OZ, $23500

Midreshet Lindenbaum Darkaynu

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Program Description

Midreshet Lindenbaum offers a combination of a rigorous, challenging learning program and a supportive religious environment that encourages students to develop and to delve, to discuss and to debate, and ultimately to decide on a more mature and profound commitment to Torah and Mitzvot. Yeshivat Darkaynu is a new and innovative program developed for religious young men with special needs who are looking for the perfect way to spend a year in Israel.
 
The program is designed for students who want to continue their learning, develop vocational skills, build independence, improve self-esteem and expand their love of Israel and the Jewish people. Yeshivat Darkaynu is an intimate, "sidestreaming" program that is professionally staffed, highly structured and aims to meet the individual, special needs of its students.
  • Main Subject: Volunteer Programs, Jewish Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Jewish Studies 
  • Duration:
  • 7.5 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Orthodox 
  • Organizer:
  • Midreshet Lindenbaum - Ohr Torah Stone 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Midreshet Lindenbaum Darkaynu 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Elana Goldscheider 
  • (p):972 2 671 0043 
  • batsheva@ots.org.il 
  • http://www.darkaynu.org/il 
  • Program Dates:
  • October 26,2016 - June 12,2017, JERUSALEM, $30000
  • October 23,2017 - June 11,2018, JERUSALEM, $30000
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