Bnei Akiva - Amlat

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Program Description

Amlat is combines leadership, Jewish studies, Hebrew language, work on a Kibbutz, an Army/MDA experience and more. The program is meant for young Jewish boys and girls from South America who are looking for a Jewish traditional program. 
 
The program includes trips all over the country, meeting with Israelis and other young people from all over the world, volunteering, celebrating Shabbat and Holidays together, leadership seminar and more. Participants will be staying in a variety of locations including youth hostels, a kibbutz and a yeshiva and receive full board.
 

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.
 

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.
 

Bina Gap Year

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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.
 

For more information, please contact:

Shana Feld

Director of Admissions

gap@bina.org.il

+972-58-7336788

 

 

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

What is Year Course?

Year Course is a 9 month gap year programme in Israel giving chanichim (participants) the opportunity to study, volunteer, travel, learn to live independently and gain invaluable skills.

 

Who is Year Course designed for?

Year Course is aimed at FZY’s members and the wider British & European Jewish community aged between 17 and 19. The year in Israel should not be considered a “year-off”. Professional educators run the Year Course programme and the discipline of studying and volunteering are an integral part of the course. However, Year Course should be seen as a break from the formal regimented education of school days and a transition to the teaching methods and individual initiative that are part and parcel of higher education.

The experience of a year of study and opportunities in Israel provides chanichim with the perfect grounding for their entry into further education on their return.

 

How Year Course works?

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. The year is made up of two semesters, each around four months, and a ‘special interest’ month. Everyone will participate in formal studies, volunteer throughout Israel, and have an opportunity to experience new and different aspects of Israeli society. All of the Year Course participants will be with American chanichim from Young Judaea (our North American sister movement), and members of the Israeli Scouts (Tzofim), as well as FZY chanichim from all over Britain and Europe.

 

The Main Elements of Year Course

Year Course contains a number of major components. The following is a brief outline of each of these elements; more details can be found on our website.

 

Studies
On FZY Year Course, chanichim have the opportunity to study a huge variety of subjects and areas. Throughout their studies, participants will grapple with issues which are relevant to young British Jewish Zionists today.

 

Volunteering
FZY Year Course chanichim live and volunteer their time in Bat Yam, a southern suburb of Tel Aviv. They have the opportunity to volunteer in a huge variety of different placements.

 

Israel Experience
The Israel Experience section of Year Course allows participants to choose a part of society they wish to have further knowledge and experience in. Israel is a diverse country with many cultures and peoples, and we believe that we can offer insights into many aspects of Israeli society. Currently the chanichim have the option to take part in Marva, Magen David Adom or volunteer at Yemin Orde youth village.


Special Interest Month

The Special Interest component of the year provides participants with numerous different options in order to tailor part of their Year Course journey.  Options have included a Kibbutz experience, time in Yeshiva, Hiking across different Israeli landscapes, Interning in business and partaking in a Surfing course amongst many others.

 

Optional Add-Ons
FZY year Course has a huge variety of opportunities and options available for chanichim to add on to their year in Israel. In addition to the Regular Year Course Programme, there are options for Jewish Enrichment (Beit Midrash Track), Volunteering in Rwanda (Tikkun Olam), Special Interest (Business, Medicine and others), Travel (Olami) and a week long trip to Poland (Kuma). Details on all of these options are available on our brochure and website.

 

Extras 
Year Course has so many added extras on the programme that make FZY Year Course the best programme available. These include a number of overnight tiyulim (hikes), a series of seminars throughout Israel at various times of the year joint with other UK youth movements, Israelis on the programme, Israeli Scouts that join and organise activities, UJIA programming and activities in the North of Israel.