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.

Bar Ilan University - Israel Experience

Program Description

The Israel Experience at Bar Ilan University offers high school graduates a variety of courses taught in English that reflect a typical freshman courseload found at North American universities. Students are encouraged to supplement their academic courses with internship and volunteer placements at a variety of major American or Israeli companies. In addition, educational and exciting trips and Shabbatonim are offered every other week.
Bar-Ilan University is chartered and accredited by the Ministry of Education in Israel, and the overwhelming majority of colleges and universities in the United States and Canada recognize its courses. In most cases, Israel Experience students will be able to receive credit for their studies.

Machon Alte - Chaya Mushka Seminary

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.

Prepa Technion

Program Description

Program operated in French


Tzofim - Garin Tzabar

Program Description

Garin Tzabar is a unique program, founded in 1991 and run by Tzofim Tzabar Olami, with the support of the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption, The Prime Minister of Israel's office, The Social Security Department, The Jewish Agency For Israel and Masa Israel Journey. Garin Tzabar members are Jewish Americans and children of Israelis living in the Diaspora who choose to move to Israel and serve in the IDF. Upon their arrival in Israel, the group is adopted by the Israel Scouts and placed in a hosting kibbutz, whichquickly becomes their home away from home throughout the duration of their army service.
Garin Tzabar creates a group framework of guidance and support for young Jews and Israelis living abroad who choose to return to Israel or make Aliyah for the first time in order to serve a full and meaningful service in the IDF. This is done by a mental and emotional preparation process that starts in the countries of origin and continues with their arrival to Israel and their absorption into the Kibbutzim, Israeli society and through the processes of military pretrial recruitment. The core of the program is carried out during their military service where they continue to live as a group and receive from the group constant guidance and support.
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The Preparation Process
In this initial stage, the prospective Garin members meets for preparation seminars throughout the year to discuss and reflect on issues pertaining to the move to Israel, including study of the cultural, political and social characteristics of Israel and a thorough introduction to the IDF and its social role in Israeli society. Each individual is encouraged to undergo a personal process of maturation towards moving to Israel and joining the IDF.
The Absorption Process in Israel
The first three months in Israel are dedicated to absorption in the kibbutz, Hebrew Ulpan studies (for those who need supplementary Hebrew studies) and handling of all the bureaucratic issues of absorption in Israel and the IDF.
Service in the IDF
Upon joining the army, each Garin member follows his/her individual path within the IDF system. The Garin continues to exist as a support group and members continue to meet in the kibbutz over weekends, during the holidays and on time off from the army. All Garin staff--both from the kibbutz and from the Israel Scouts, continue to work with all members throughout their army service period. Additional seminars and programs are designed and implemented to maintain the framework of the Garin.

Beit Chana - Emissaries to the World

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.

Yeshivat Heichal Eliyahu - Chana Chekoula Torah

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.

Tzofim - Shnat Sherut Tzabar

Program Description

Want to spend a year working with teens and children in development towns, boarding schools, or community centers in Israel before enrolling in college? On Tzofim Shnat Sherut, you will lead an authentic Israeli life, speak Hebrew, serve the community, and live with Israelis your age.
As a participant, you will live as a group in communes with the rest of the Tzofim Shnat Sherut participants from Israel. Participants must be fluent in Hebrew, have prior experience working with children and youth, and have visited or lived in Israel for an extended period of time. Participants from North America interested in joining the program will need to attend pre-preparation seminars in the United States.

Hebrew University Preparatory Year

Program Description

The Preparatory Program for new immigrants at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem provides recent high school graduates and recently discharged soldiers who plan to continue their undergraduate studies in Israel an introduction to academic studies and intensive language instruction. The yearlong program serves as a gateway to the Hebrew-speaking Israeli society, while helping the student refine the skills needed for regular university studies.
In general, the program consists of intensive language instruction and courses in mathematics, Israel studies, history, introductory university courses, and academic skills.

For more information, contact:

Luba Glikin

Habonim Dror - South Africa Shnat

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.

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