Gabriel Seed

Gabriel Seed

Nativ
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While the whole year has been one amazing experience, one of the most unique moments that I will hold onto was spending Yom Kippur in Jerusalem. Although the services I attended were very moving, it was nothing compared to walking down Emek Refaim and Keren Hayesod streets, packed with pedestrians and bicyclists (and no cars) as even the traffic signals were shut off.  There is nothing more special than realizing that the entire city is observing the holiday along with you.
 
I feel that I have become more independent and prepared for life on a college campus next year through my studies, work, and all of the other experiences I have had this year. Being on Nativ and in Israel has exposed me to many different people and places, sights and sounds.  I will never look at many things the same way I did before this year as a result of the important life lessons I have learned.
 

Bucket-showers and brick-shlepping

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By Elana Stern
 
I looked down at the muddy floor again and, just to be sure, I gazed back at the water tap in the ceiling. Nothing. It was my second day in Rwanda, and there was no running water. I had listened to all the other advice we had been given but I hadn’t believed that running water would actually stop.
 
I spent the month of February volunteering at the Agahozo Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda.
 

Safety and security

Safety and security

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The safety and security of Masa Israel Journey program participants, staff and partners is our top priority.Masa Israel Journey maintains strict standards for safety and security on all program sponsored activities.
 
As a joint project of the Government of Israel and the Jewish Agency for Israel, Masa Israel programs receive updated information regarding safety and security regularly and are able to respond to official recommendations.

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Program Description

Program operated in French

 

Yeshivat Hakotel

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Program Description

Yeshivat HaKotel aims to cultivate yirat shamayim as part of a life of Avodat Hashem by developing students' appreciation of Talmud Torah and its connection to Am Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael. You will become familiar with the basics of Tanakh, Torah Sheb’al Peh, Halacha, Jewish philosophy and belief, and Mussar while developing the ability for independent study in all of these fields.
 
The yeshiva offers a large number of shiurim in subjects other than Gemara, and helps students build a schedule most appropriate to them. Although the average boy will generally spend around 80 percent of his time on Talmud, there are many who devote up to half their time to other subjects.
 

Midreshet Moriah

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Program Description

At Midreshet Moriah, you can design your own schedule to match your interests, goals, and learning style. Focus on Tanakh, Halakhah, Jewish Thought, Gemara, Mussar, Chasidut, Contemporary Machshavah and Hashkafah, Tefilah, Ethics, Jewish History, Zionism, and more. The program includes tiyulim to explore the Land, experience different kinds of communities, have a great time with friends and teachers, and take a break from the daily learning routine.
 
The midrasha’s chesed program is a fantastic way to do hands-on volunteering—working with victims of terror, volunteering in soup kitchens, helping disabled children, volunteering in the Shaare Zedek Medical Center, training to be a medical clown, and more.
 

Yeshivat Heichal Eliyahu - Chana Chekoula Torah

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Program Description

Yeshivat Hekhal Eliyahu offers an intensive program of study for young men who want to learn Torah, enabling students to study independently and discover the key texts for understanding the basics of Emunah. Not only will you obtain knowledge, but also to receive training and personal spiritual tools needed to face the world with the true values ​​of the Torah.
 
The Yeshiva is for young people who already have the basics and have the will to pursue futher study. Teaching is in Hebrew, with some French courses offered. Rabbis who speak French will work with the students who need additional help.
 

Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh

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Program Description

Kerem B’Yavneh is an elite center for high-level Torah learning with a rich tradition of devoted, intensive learning in a vibrant Beit Midrash. It is an Israeli-style Yeshivat Hesder with a Zionistic outlook that strives to develop the student’s ability to learn Gemara and Rishonim independently on an in-depth, sophisticated level.
 
The Beit Midrash is the center of the wider yeshiva community, uniting the bachurim, the kollel families, and the families of the ramim and staff. While the spirit of learning spills over into all the corners of the green campus, with casual discussion of the Gemara and Jewish thought and weekly informal learning; Shabbat meals; Friday night tishes; and melave malkasin the homes of rebbeim and sganei mashgichim, the Beit Midrash remains the unquestionable nucleus of yeshiva life.
 

Machon Alte - Chaya Mushka Seminary

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Program Description

Located in the historic city of Tzfat (Safed), Machon Alte is the only Chabad-Lubavitch School in Israel offering a challenging full-time academic program for young Jewish women seeking to discover and nourish their Jewish roots.
 
Machon Alte’s unique curriculum offers deep insights into the mystical teachings of Torah: its comprehensive program of Jewish studies focuses on Jewish Law, Torah and Prophets, Jewish Meditation and Prayer, Jewish Philosophy (Chassidut), and Hebrew Ulpan. There are classes for beginning and advanced students conducted in English, Hebrew, and Russian. Classes in additional languages are available upon request.