Bnei Akiva - Lehava

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Program Description

Lehava is an uplifting, inspiring, and empowering year in Israel with Bnei Akiva. You'll learn new skills, hone old ones, develop your Jewish identity and adapt to new environments - all while enjoying the group experience.
 
The programme includes time at our leadership institute, a Jewish studies segment, and volunteering on Kibbutz, as well as Magen David Adom and Marva army experience. Lehava is all about learning and giving. It's a year for yourself, but also a chance to contribute to society around you.
 

Technion International School - Study Abroad

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Program Description

Want to spend a semester or year in Israel exploring Engineering and Science? Spend your freshman or gap year at Technion. The Freshman Year of Engineering and Science is the perfect opportunity to experience student life and culture in Israel and learn Hebrew within the framework of a math and science-based academic program taught entirely in English.

 The Program offers a challenging and intensive course load designed to provide students with the tools and experience necessary to excel in their undergraduate academic career while exploring additional subjects like Hebrew, Middle Eastern History, and Jewish Studies. Upon successfully completing the Freshman Year program, our students are well prepared to pursue their undergraduate studies at Technion’s English-language B.Sc. Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering, or apply to transfer into a Hebrew-language program at one of several Technion faculties including Chemical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Biotechnology Engineering, Biology or Mechanical Engineering. Technion credit is likely to be recognized by all higher education authorities in North America.

 

Bnei Akiva - Amichai

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Program Description

Bnei Akiva Amichai Amlat is an experiential program which combines a leadership, Jewish studies, Hebrew language, work in a Kibbutz, and Army/MDA experience. The program is meant for young Jewish boys and girls who are looking for a Jewish traditional program.
 

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 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.
 

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.
 

Tnouot

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Program Description

Massa Tnouot is for young adults and youth movement bogrim. This 9 month program in Israel gives participants the tools to stay in Israel (to study, go to the army, etc) or allow them to return to France with a rewarding experience and training for life.
 

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.
 

Beit Chana - Emissaries to the World

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Program Description

Beit Chana offers a special Chassidishe Torah-orientated learning and teaching program for students from abroad. The teaching training program at Beis Chana Sefad Chul expects admitted students to excel in Chasidishkiet, Tzniyut, Yirat Shamaim, Tefilla, Hiskashrus and more. Those who complete all the obligations of the program receive a “Morot Lagolah” certificate from the government.
 
The seminary was established primarily for Israeli-Hebrew speaking high school graduates, so most classes are in Hebrew and applicants must have full command of the Hebrew language.
 

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.