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.
 

Bina: Social Action and Study in Tel Aviv

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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.
 

BIP

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Program Description

BIP is designed for young people who want the experience of living life in Israel a few months. Whether you are interested in getting to know Israel, gaining experience and contacts in the Israel's professional community or are preparing to make Aliyah in the future, you can accomplish it through BIP. BIP is particularly suitable for students who attended Jewish schools.
 
On BIP, you will spend the fall immersed in a university atmosphere with intensive Hebrew ulpan, English classes and Jewish Studies (history, philosophy and Jewish thought), as well as the option to prepare for psychometric exams.
 
In the spring, the group participates in three weeks of volunteering on a military base through Sar El, and then take part in a seminar on Israeli society and discusses various policy issues, news, culture and society. Afterwards, program participants are chose between ambulence volunteering with Magen David Adom volunteer or community volunteering in schools or organization in Israel. 
 
This program is operated in French.
 

Hineni

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Program Description

Hineni Shnat is a ten month Israel program for high-school graduates. The program encompasses volunteering, experiential and educational components, all within Hineni’s unique framework. A year in Israel with Hineni is a chance to connect to the Jewish homeland; to learn about Jewish history, culture and religion; to form friendships with other young people from Israel and around the world; to learn Hebrew; to explore one’s own Jewish, Zionist and personal identity; and to challenge oneself to learn and form opinions about the issues that affect Israel today.
 
The Hineni Shnat Program begins with AZYC Opening Seminar and Hineni Opening Seminar. Hineni Shnatties participate in Machon, a four-month intensive program facilitated by the Education Department of the Jewish Agency for Israel. Machon is a dynamic educational institution where participants engage in leadership training, Jewish education and Zionist learning together with youth movement members from around the world.
 
Hineni Shnat also includes a two-month Options Period where participants can choose from a number of volunteering and educational options such as MDA ambulance service, the Marva army program, studying in Yeshiva/ Midrasha Jewish learning centres and more. Shnatties spend approximately six weeks living and working on a Kibbutz as well as participating in Hineni Jewish Learning Seminars and shabbatonim throughout the program.
 

FZY Year Course

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Program Description

Year Course is a professionally run, exciting and challenging full-time programme, which is designed to give chanichim an in-depth understanding of the complexities that make up modern Israel and encourage chanichim to discover our Jewish homeland. 
 
The nine month programme is made up of three semesters, each lasting three-months, time spent living in Jerusalem, the Negev, and Bat Yam. Everyone will participate in an informal study period, volunteer throughout Israel, and have an opportunity to experience a new and different aspect of Israeli society. Additional options include Marva/Sar-El (the IDF army experience), living on Kibbutz and hiking the Shvil Yisrael track and volunteering with Magen David Adom. There is also the option to travel to Poland on our Kuma trip, and to take part in any one of our speciality tracks to tailor your year to your specific interests, such as Leadership, Shevet, Arts, Sports, Culinary, etc.
 
All of the Year Course participants will be with North American chanichim from Young Judaea Year Course, and members of the Israeli Scouts (Tzofim), as well as FZY chanichim from all over Britain and Europe. Year Course is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that should not be missed.
 

Tomer Devorah

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Program Description

Our curriculum consists of a wide range of fundamental topics that form the backbone of Torah knowledge for any Jewish woman. In addition, there are two levels of electives offered. Our highly academic program is recognized for college credits.
 
In addition to the classroom time spent in our required Yediat Ha’aretz course, we go on a wide variety of tiyulim throughout the year spanning the breadth of the Land. These trips are geared towards engendering in the students a true ahavat ha’Aretz. Likewise, Shabbatonim in various cities in Israel offer the students an entirely different perspective on life in Eretz Yisrael. Students are called upon during their year in the seminary to contribute to the lives of Jews living in Israel. Our chessed program is fluid and flexible, as students are given a choice of venues in which they would like to be involved.
 

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.
 

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

 

Bnei Akiva - Shalhevet

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Program Description

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.
 

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.
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