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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

Shaalvim for Women

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Program Description

At Sha'alvim for Women, young Orthodox women are empowered to become independent Torah learners and Torah thinkers and prepared for a life dedicated to Torah, Am Yisrael, Eretz Yisrael and Medinat Yisrael. In a caring and warm environment infused with ruach and excitement, you will develop the study habits, learning skills, and middot to shape your character and guide you throughout your life.
 
Sha'alvim for Women provides a warm and caring environment that engages your mind, your heart and your soul and helps you grow in yirat shamayim, ahavat HaShem, derech eretz and avodah shebalev (tefila).
  • Main Subject: Jewish Studies, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Jewish Studies 
  • Duration:
  • 9, 9.5 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Female 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Orthodox 
  • Organizer:
  • Yeshivat Shaalvim 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Shaalvim for Women 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Diane Horwitz 
  • (p):972 2-678 4062 
  • sfw.shaalvim@gmail.com 
  • http://www.shaalvim.org/sfw 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 06,2016 - June 15,2017, JERUSALEM, $25000
  • August 29,2017 - June 11,2018, JERUSALEM, $25500

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

Derech - Ohr Somayach

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Program Description

The Derech Institute for Torah Studies at Ohr Somayach is designed for motivated post-high school students who may not have had a strong formal Jewish education but who have the intellectual capabilities and motivation to independently study classical Jewish texts.
 
Daily, in-depth shiurim in Talmud, Mishnah and Gemara will teach you vocabulary, reading skills and textual analysis and provide you with background information and an introduction to the fascinating world of classical Talmudic commentaries of all periods. Chesed (giving to others) activities such as packing food parcels for poor families, helping the elderly, and mentoring underprivileged youth are also an integral part of the curriculum.
  • Main Subject: Jewish Studies, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Jewish Studies 
  • Duration:
  • 9 Months 
  • Age:
  • 17-20 
  • Open to:
  • Male 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Orthodox 
  • Organizer:
  • Ohr Somayach Tanenbaum College 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Derech - Ohr Somayach 
  • Price:
  • $ 16744 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Jonathan Speculand 
  • (p):972 52 534 7391( Donny) or 1 347 677 0563 
  • jonathans@ohr.edu 
  • http://www.ohr.edu 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 06,2016 - June 07,2017

Habonim Dror - South Africa Shnat

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Program Description

Shnat is Habonim Dror’s ultimate Israel programme. It is an intensive 10 month experience that combines studying, mad fun, finding friends for life and beginning a process of defining your personal identity. Running since 1946, the Machon is a world-renowned Institute for the training of young leaders from the Diaspora and boasts a faculty containing some of the best teachers in there fields in Israel.  
 
Shnat consists of 3 components – Machon/Boneh, Kibbutz and Kaveret. The Machon offers an exciting and hands-on look into Israeli History and Current Society, Jewish Civilization, Hebrew, Leadership skills, Political Insights and lots more through lectures and courses. Boneh is an alternative option for those who prefer a more informal environment than the university style lectures of Machon, with greater focus on Habonim and the kvutzah (group), focusing on topics more specific to Habonim. Boneh is hosted on a kibbutz, where the participants live together and build a sense of group identity.
 
After Machon, participants spend several weeks on a Habonim kibbutz, working in different jobs with the kibbutzniks; from cooking, gardening and laundry to working in the kindergarten and the fields. Participants enjoy free weekends and spend time getting to know the young people on the kibbutz and other volunteers. Nine hours of hard labour every day allow the Shnatties to enjoy the fruits of this Socialist living. 
 
Kaveret combines practical communal living with community work in Israeli society. The Shnatties contribute invaluably to Israeli society whilst learning, compromising and fending for themselves (yes, that includes cooking; cleaning and shopping!). Kaveret gives participants an opportunity to explore the depths of Israel society while contributing to its betterment by volunteering with different organisations.
  • Main Subject: Youth Movement Studies, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Environmentalism, Intensive Hebrew Language, Kibbutz, Leadership, Social Action / Volunteering 
  • Duration:
  • 9.5, 11.5 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Unaffiliated 
  • Organizer:
  • Habonim Dror 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Habonim Dror - South Africa Shnat 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Dan Samowitz 
  • dansamo@gmail.com 
  • http://www.habo.org.za/s/ 
  • Program Dates:
  • February 05,2017 - November 25,2017, , $16000
  • February 10,2018 - January 22,2019, , $15800

Bnei Akiva - Torani

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Program Description

Torani is intended for young adults wishing to devote a year to serious Torah study in Israel, whilst enjoying being part of the Bnei Akiva framework. The majority of the year is spent in yeshiva or midrasha, with Bnei Akiva running seminars, Shabbatonim and an advanced leadership course to allow participants to maximise their year, experience the length and breadth of Israel and return equipped with the tools to be a leader in Bnei Akiva UK.

Applicants can choose between Yeshivat Hakotel, Yeshivat Eretz Hatzvi and Yeshivat Meir Harel Modiin (boys) and Midreshet Harova and Midreshet Yeud (girls).

 

For more information, contact:

Michael Rainsbury

michael@bneiakiva.net

+972-526000169

  • Main Subject: Jewish Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Intensive Hebrew Language, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish Studies 
  • Duration:
  • 9, 9.5, 10 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Orthodox 
  • Organizer:
  • Bnei Akiva 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Bnei Akiva - Torani 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Chava Weisblatt 
  • (p):972 2 620 9012 
  • chava@worldbneiakiva.org 
  • http://www.hachshara.org 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 02,2016 - June 04,2017, JERUSALEM, $24500
  • September 02,2016 - June 13,2017, JERUSALEM, $25000
  • September 02,2016 - June 18,2017, JERUSALEM, $24500
  • September 02,2016 - June 07,2017, JERUSALEM, $25000
  • August 22,2017 - June 22,2018, JERUSALEM, $26000
  • August 22,2017 - June 22,2018, JERUSALEM, $24500
  • August 28,2017 - June 28,2018, JERUSALEM, $24500
  • August 28,2017 - June 28,2018, JERUSALEM, $25000

Bnei Akiva - Shalhevet

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Program Description

Bnei Akiva inspires and empowers young Jews with a sense of commitment to the Jewish people, the Land of Israel and the Torah.

 

For more than 80 years, Hachshara, a year trip to Israel, has played a part in shaping and training the future leaders of Bnei Akiva and Jewish communities around the world.

 

Hachshara is a vital component in your Bnei Akiva journey, when you can devote time to learning Jewish texts, develop independently and explore your identity.
Shalhevet is an international World Bnei Akiva program, where you will meet friends from Italy, Germany, Scandinavia, Canada, USA and more.

 

Shalhevet is an uplifting, inspiring and empowering year in Israel with Bnei Akiva.

 

You’ll learn new skills, enhance old ones, develop your Jewish identity and adapt to new environments – all while enjoying the group experience.

 

Shalhevet is all about learning and giving. It’s a year for yourself, but also a chance to contribute to society around you.
 

Highlights

Shalhevet is a ten-month program encompassing a variety of experiences: studying Torah, volunteering on a kibbutz, a Hebrew Ulpan, Marva, Magen David Adom, leadership program, and much more. Shalhevet is not based in just one location—round every two months, the group moves to another part of Israel. 

  • Main Subject: Experiential Programs, Youth Movement Studies, Jewish Studies, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Jewish Studies, Kibbutz, Pre-Aliyah, Social Action / Volunteering, Spirituality 
  • Duration:
  • 9 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • Hebrew, English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Orthodox 
  • Organizer:
  • Bnei Akiva 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Bnei Akiva - Shalhevet 
  • 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:
  • September 06,2016 - June 05,2017, JERUSALEM, $22000
  • September 05,2017 - June 10,2018, JERUSALEM, $20000

Yeshivat Orayta

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Program Description

Orayta, located in the Old City of Jerusalem overlooking the Kotel, is housed in a magnificent 900 year-old Crusader building with an incredible view of the Temple Mount (Har Habayit), the Mount of Olives (Har Hazeitim) and the Judean Desert. At Orayta students will develop leadership skills and become philosophically equipped to cope with the challenges of living a Torah life in a modern secular world.
 
Students will be introduced to a wide range of Jewish thinkers including the teachings of Rav Abraham Isaac Kook, Rabbi J.B. Soloveitchik and the Chassidic Masters. At Orayta students will understand why they learn Gemara and the vital role it plays in their personal development. The year will not simply focus on one or two tractates; rather, students will probe sections selected from the entire Talmud that are relevant to their life and typify the gamut of archetypical modalities of Talmudic logic.
  • Main Subject: Jewish Studies, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Jewish Studies, Spirituality 
  • Duration:
  • 9 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Male 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Orthodox 
  • Organizer:
  • Machon Ohr Israel - Yeshivat Orayta 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Yeshivat Orayta 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • David Silverstein 
  • (p):972 2 627 4890 
  • devorah@orayta.org 
  • http://www.Orayta.org 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 06,2016 - June 06,2017, JERUSALEM, $24350
  • August 29,2017 - June 06,2018, JERUSALEM, $23850

Hashomer Hatzair - Shnat Zafon

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Program Description

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.
  • Main Subject: Youth Movement Studies, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Advocacy, Intensive Hebrew Language, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Kibbutz 
  • Duration:
  • 10 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Unaffiliated 
  • Organizer:
  • Havatzelet- Hashomer Hatzair 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Hashomer Hatzair - Shnat Zafon 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Judith Wolffberg Dank - Office Manager 
  • (p):972 3 695 6575 
  • hanaga@tkz.co.il 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 05,2016 - July 02,2017, , $14800
  • September 03,2017 - July 02,2018, , $15000
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