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.
 

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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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Yeshivat Yishrei Lev

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Program Description

Yishrei Lev provides its talmidim with a "classical yeshiva" experience, while embracing the realities of the contemporary Orthodox community. Yishrei Lev is marked by a high level of learning and instilling in its students a love for, and commitment to, Torah, Klal Yisrael, and Eretz Yisrael.
 
At Yishrei Lev, we provide a structure in the daily schedule which allows the students to realize tangible accomplishments in their learning. The program focuses on advanced Gemara study but emphasizes and includes daily study of Chumash, Halacha L'Maaseh, Jewish philosophy and Mussar. The students in the Yeshiva enjoy the benefits of totally accessible Rabbeim who guide them as they develop into well rounded, balanced Bnei Torah. Our Rabbeim and Kollel members live around the Yeshiva and the talmidim become part of their extended family.
 

Yeshivat Eretz Hatzvi

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Program Description

Yeshivat Eretz Hatzvi is dedicated to instilling students with a commitment to Avodat HaShem and a love for Torah learning, empowering them to become Jewish leaders by developing their skills in Jewish learning and their love of Am Yisrael, Torat Yisrael, and Eretz Yisrael, preparing them for success in college and in their future.
 
The curriculum places a major emphasis on teaching the skills that will enable you to pursue independent study. In addition to Gemara, Limud Tanach, Halacha, Machshava, and leadership development figure prominently.
 

Habonim Dror - Shnat Hajshara Mexico

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Program Description

The Habonim Dror Shnat program is an intensive 10 month education and leadership program in Israel. Shnat is the ultimate Habonim Dror program, giving each participant the chance to live, experience and express the movement's ideology, and then return to their home country educated and inspired. 
 
The Mexican Shnat group joins groups from South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Holland, Brazil, Uruguay, Great Britain, and Argentina (just to name a few).
 

Tikva

Program Description

Program operated in French

 

Hemdat Hadarom

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Program Description

Atid Hemdat is a preparatory year for higher education in Israel. It provides in one year the requirements for pursuing studies, in a setting where the Torah is the heart of education. A special effort is provided to help each girl to orient themselves.
 
The program includes a variety of courses, a complete ulpan (more than 550 hours), a serious preparation for psychometric tests as well as English classes with option math and science education. The program also includes unforgettable excursions, sports and volunteering. Hemdat Hadarom is renowned for its beautiful campus and comfortable apartments.
 

J.C.T. - Tochnit Mechulevet

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Program Description

Combining a schedule of Jewish studies and academic courses in the fields of technology and business, this program is equivalent to a first year of college enhanced by a strong support system of professional staff. Students are fully integrated with their Israeli counterparts both in courses, dormitory life and extra-curricular activities.
 
Students choose courses from all the departments at Machon Lev; in Jewish studies, they participate in the Beit Midrash learning program, and for academics, they choose courses from the various departments to include Engineering, Computers, Biochemistry, Electro-Optics, Applied Physics, Management, Marketing, Accounting, and Education.

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