For Alumni

For Alumni

Once you sign up for a Masa Israel program, you’re always a member of the Masa Israel Community! When you return home from your program, you can become involved with the Masa Israel Alumni Community, a network of young Jewish adults like you who’ve had a long term experience in Israel and want to stay connected to their friends, to their experience, to Israel, and to Jewish life.
 
The Alumni Community serves as a platform for Jewish leadership by connecting alumni to jobs, resources for professional development, service opportunities and leadership training. 
 
Masa Israel Journey is committed to keeping our growing alumni community connected and informed about service and career development opportunities, educational programs and more. To learn more about these opportunities and ways to get involved, join the Masa Israel Community site
 

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Seminar Yerushalayim

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Program Description

Seminar Yerushalayim is a post high school program for Orthodox girls. It provides intense Judaic studies along with exciting extracurricular programs and trips throughout Israel.
 

Baer Miriam / Maayanot

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Program Description

 

Ba'er Miriam

Ba'er Miriam prides itself on providing an educational environment and curriculum designed for girls who enjoy an intellectual challenging advanced Jewish Studies progam in an inspirational atmosphere. You will devote your year at Ba'er Miriam to honing textual skills in serious Torah study, while infusing Torah values into your personal character growth.  Many classes are small and intimate, enabling you to achieve your highest learning potential and forge personal relationships with teachers. 
 
Ba'er Miriam's strong emphasis on tiyulim (guided tours) throughout the country helps the Tanach come alive as our students’ appreciation for the Land of Israel grows. Ba'er Miriam is renowned for our excellent program, warm staff of outstanding educators, the warmth and inclusiveness of our student body and our concern for the comfort and well being of our students.
 

Ma'ayanot

Ma’ayanot is designed for dynamic, motivated students who wish to maximize their growth and character development, to be inspired and to be an inspirational role model for others. At Ma’ayanot we learn not only what, but why! Ma’ayanot is renowned for our excellent program, warm staff of outstanding educators, our fun exciting tiyulim to all parts of the country, the warmth and inclusiveness of our student body and our concern for the comfort and well being of our students. Ma’ayanot is open to the motivated student who is a baalat midot and wants to grow in Yirat Shamayim, Ahavat Hashem and a deeper love and understanding of Torah and Mitzvot
 
The Ma’ayanot educational program emphasizes inspirational and discussion based classes as well as offering textual classes. Students forge lasting relationships with our teachers and become part of the extended Ma’ayanot family.

 

Highlights

- The program provides a nutritious breakfast and a hot dinner (main meal).
- Financial needs-based scholarships provided by the program are available.
 
 

Tiferet

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Program Description

Whether you’re immersed in a thought-provoking class or involved in an animated discussion, whether you're in school or whether you’re in a teacher’s home, Tiferet will provide you with the most inspiring learning experience you can imagine. Tiferet is a Religious-Zionist school that aims to give its students an all-encompassing Israel experience that appeals to the mind, body and soul. We aspire to enlighten our students and broaden their understanding and knowledge of Judaism, as well as inspire them towards a closer connection to Torah, Am Yisrael, Eretz Yisrael and Medinat Yisrael. Our experienced and dynamic staff instill pride in Torah and love for every Jew in each and every student. 
 
The chesed (acts of kindness) program at Tiferet lets you translate your Torah knowledge into action. There's a wide variety of opportunities to choose from, including packing food for needy families, aiding victims of terror, helping new immigrants, and more. 
 
If you want a top notch school and a warm, vibrant community, you want Tiferet.
 

Sharei Bina Seminary

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Program Description

Designed for young women who wish to ignite and deepen their connection with Hashem and Torah, Sharei Bina emphasizes personal growth through learning in the holy city of Tzfat, far away from the distractions of the city. The seminary's curriculum includes a wide range of classic and contemporary Jewish topics ranging from Chumash and Jewish Philosophy to Halacha, Chasidus, and Women in Torah. Classes are taught by highly educated and talented teachers dedicated to each student's development. 
 
You will participate in a variety of creative workshops that include journal writing, art, music, pottery and monthly tours throughout Israel. Students of Sharei Bina may receive credit towards a bachelor's degree at some North American universities.
 

Chai Israel

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Program Description

Chai Israel is designed for students who are interested in learning and growing in Israel but are looking for a more diverse Israel experience than a full time yeshiva. Their unique gap-year experience combines thought provoking classes, volunteering, touring, exciting excursions, Israeli culture and meaningful experiences—in  a  comfortable Jewish atmosphere. The program was created for post high school students who have decided to spend a semester or year in Israel discovering their heritage, their religion, their land and themselves. 
 
With the guidance of our professional educators and world renowned Rabbis, Chai Israel students can develop a life-long path that will enable them to intertwine modern society with traditional Jewish living. Chai Israel’s weekly schedule and academic curriculum caters to the diverse interests of nowadays teenagers. From paintball to basketball and from history to mysticism - Chai Israel students experience it all!
 
Chai Israel is a division of The Derech Institute of Ohr Somayach Tannenbaum College, internationally recognized for its excellence in Jewish education for over 30 years. As a program of Ohr Somayach, Chai Israel is recognized as an accredited institution of higher learning by the U.S. Department of Education and Religion. Chai Israel students who fulfill their course requirements will receive up to 36 credits issued by Ohr Somayach Tannenbaum College towards their college transcript. 
 

For more information, contact:

US or Canada: 1-416-800-0206
Israel: 052-801-6721

 

 

Midreshet Yeud - French Program

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Program Description

A classic midrasha option, Midreshet Yeud offers courses in Jewish thought, ulpan, psychometric exam prepatation, excursions throughout country, and Shabbatot all in a relaxing environment. 
 
Participants also have the option of participating in Sherut Leumi volunteering two days per week.
 

For more information, please contact:

 

Eva Abitbol
+972547232095
 
 

Midreshet Yeud

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Program Description

Are you a mature, focused, self-motivated young woman with a centrist Jewish Hashkafa? Are you also looking for an exciting, meaningful year of spiritual growth through in-depth Torah study, while integrating with blending advanced Jewish studies with Sherut Leumi volunteer service?
 
At Midreshet Yeud, you will live, learn, dine and tour the land together with Israeli students. The Overseas Program is designed for girls coming for their gap year between high school and university. It blends daily Torah study with Sherut Leumi community service.
 

For more information, contact:

Rav Hillel Van-Leeuwen
(p) 972-52-686-8666
 

Nishmat's Alisa Flatow International Program

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Program Description

Nishmat's Alisa Flatow International program offers a unique opportunity for English-speaking women of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities to study Jewish texts in a warm and intellectually stimulating environment. 

Nishmat’s hands-on approach to Torah study teaches women skills to understand and analyze classic texts, and to reflect on how they inform modern Jewish thought and practice. We offer beginner, intermediate and advanced level classes, allowing each student to grow in their Torah learning.

The Alisa Flatow Program prides itself on its diverse student body, exceptional and devoted scholars and Rabbis, and the opportunity to study Torah in the larger context of a bustling Beit Midrash with a variety of learners.

Courses such as Tanach (Bible), Halacha (Jewish Law), Talmud, Ethics and Jewish Philosophy, place emphasis on learning with a partner; students are encouraged to explore difficult questions and to hone their text skills.

Our warm and supportive faculty is available in and out of the classroom, taking time to help students in their personal development and spiritual growth. Faculty members and Nishmat alumnae across Israel open their homes to students for Shabbat and Chagim.

In addition to formal classes, we offer a full extra-curricular program, including volunteer placement in the local community and organized trips to nature and historical sites throughout Israel.

Nishmat's English speakers bring their varied educational and professional experience to form their own supportive community of women growing in Judaism. At the same time, they are part of the larger Israeli Nishmat community, sharing Shabbatonim and holidays together in their home away from home.

 

For more information, contact:

Sharon Schamroth study@nishmat.net

info@nishmat.net

Phone: +972 (0) 2 640.4342

www.nishmat.net

 

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

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Program Description

Pardes is an open, co-ed and non-denominational Jewish learning community, based in Jerusalem and with programs worldwide. Students encounter and grapple with classic texts and traditions of Judaism, while exploring their relevance to today’s most pressing issues. Pardes empowers students with the knowledge and tools to take ownership of their Jewish experience.
 
Diversity is at the core of Pardes and students represent a broad spectrum of the Jewish world. The result is a vibrant community constantly engaged in honest, dynamic and constructive debate leading to serious personal reflection and growth.
 
Our renowned faculty members affiliate with a range of communities. While the vast majority live their lives in accordance with halakha (Jewish law), they differ from one another in their philosophical, spiritual and practical approaches to Judaism. Through relationships with faculty, the community and Jewish texts, students leave Pardes with refined critical thinking, improved communication and interpersonal skills and more nuanced and sensitive perspectives.
 
The Pardes Year/Semester Program offers a rich framework for students seeking to delve deeply into classic Jewish texts, contemporary Jewish ideas and personal Jewish identity. Seminar-style classes and havruta (partner) study are complemented by trips around Israel, Shabbat and holiday experiences, social action projects, and guest speakers representing a range of voices.
 

Highlights

Classes include Talmud, Bible, Jewish Philosophy, Modern Jewish History, and more, including the following Specialty Tracks:
 
-Social Justice
-Self, Soul & Text
-Judaism & Conflict Resolution
-Jewish Educators Track
 
 

For more information, contact:


North America
Jenna King Brill (Pardes '12-'13)
Assistant Director of Recruitment, North America
(212) 447-4333
jenna@pardes.org
 
Israel & Abroad
Kalie Kelman (Pardes '10-'12)
Assistant Director of Recruitment, Israel
+972 2 673 5210 (ext 230)
kalie@pardes.org.il
 
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