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Celebrate like a local: festivals during Sukkot 2011">Celebrate like a local: festivals during Sukkot 2011

Posted September 24th, 2011
 
Growing up, you might have celebrated Sukkot by going to your family, friends’, or synagogue’s sukkah, shaking the lulav and etrog, and eating outside under the stars. But if you are spending this Sukkot in Israel, there’s no reason to stay confined to your backyard—use the whole country as your sukkah!
 

Seven unique ways to spend the chagim in Israel">Seven unique ways to spend the chagim in Israel

Posted September 24th, 2011
Every time we ask alumni of Masa Israel programs what the best part of their semester or year was in Israel, the same things are repeated over and over: freedom to explore Israel on their own, Yom Ha’atzmaut (Independence Day) and the other national holidays in the spring, and thechagim—the High Holidays.
 
It’s no wonder.
 

Welcome to Israel: “What Happens in a Taxi, Should Stay in Said Taxi”">Welcome to Israel: “What Happens in a Taxi, Should Stay in Said Taxi”

Posted August 30th, 2011
 
By Eliana Glogauer, Nishmat Shana Ba'aretz
 
“What happens in a taxi should stay in said taxi”: This is a motto that a friend of mine swears by. Before leaving North America, I was warned by many friends that, at any point during one’s year in Israel, one should expect to be completely overcharged for at least one insignificant, but absolutely necessary taxi ride.
 

Bnei Akiva - Limmud

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Program Description

On Limmud you'll spend significant time at Yeshiva or Midrasha, Machon LeManhigut and Mechina, and will help you combine more Torah learning with the legendary Bnei Akiva experiences of Israel, including Kibbutz, Marva and Magen David Adom.
 
Limmud is all about learning and giving. It’s a year for yourself, but also a chance to contribute to society around you.
 
For participants from Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa
  • Main Subject: Experiential Programs, Youth Movement Studies, Jewish Studies, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Jewish Studies, Kibbutz, Pre-Aliyah, Social Action / Volunteering, Spirituality 
  • Duration:
  • 10.5 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • Hebrew, English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Orthodox 
  • Organizer:
  • Bnei Akiva 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Bnei Akiva - Limmud 
  • Price:
  • $ 25000 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Chava Weisblatt 
  • (p):972 2 620 9012 
  • chava@worldbneiakiva.org 
  • http://www.bneiakiva.net/hachshara/index.htm 
  • Program Dates:
  • February 01,2017 - December 21,2017

Neveh Zion

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Program Description

Neveh Zion creates a positive, encouraging, and accepting environment in which students can reconnect with themselves and move forward to achieve success in life. The Neveh staff carefully monitors the progress of each student and addresses the disillusionment that troubles many youth today. 
 
Our students are able to explore issues that are important to them and find answers to questions that will shape their outlook and help them grow. Our goal is to help each student develop his skills and find his own niche in Torah study. We offer different tracks for Gemara learning from beginner to advanced. Neveh Zion's program is designed to accomodate students who are working and striving to strengthen their commitment to living a Torah lifestyle
  • Main Subject: Jewish Studies, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Education, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish Studies, Spirituality 
  • Duration:
  • 8, 9 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Male 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Orthodox 
  • Organizer:
  • Neveh Zion 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Neveh Zion 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Naomi Greenberg 
  • (p):972 2 534 1813 Ext. 0 
  • office@tifereszion.com 
  • http://www.nevehzion.org 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 20,2016 - June 15,2017, JERUSALEM, $24000
  • October 16,2017 - June 14,2018, JERUSALEM, $24000

Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh Southern Hemisphere

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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 malkas in the homes of rebbeim and sganei mashgichim, the Beit Midrash remains the unquestionable nucleus of yeshiva life.
 
Every year, Kerem B’Yavneh attracts a number of exceptional students from the Southern Hemisphere, including students from Brazil, South Africa, and occasionally other locales as well. While the Brazilian students participate in Shabbatonim and other programs for the Overseas students, they generally enroll in shiurim for Israelis. They also benefit from the close guidance and mentoring of a Brazilian-born madrich in the Israeli kollel.

 

  • Main Subject: Jewish Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Jewish Studies 
  • Duration:
  • 11 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Male 
  • Language:
  • Hebrew, English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Orthodox 
  • Organizer:
  • Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh Southern Hemisphere 
  • Price:
  • $ 24500 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Rabbi Ari Katz 
  • il@kby.org.il 
  • http://www.kby.org 
  • Program Dates:
  • January 01,2017 - December 01,2017

Bnot Torah Institute / Sharfman's

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Program Description

Are you searching for a place to work on assignments in preparation for class and improve your textual skills while also delving into texts dealing with subjects that are of personal interest to you?
 
Bnot Torah Sharfman’s courses are interactive, providing real examples of how Torah wisdom connects the disjointed elements of a complex world. The curriculum includes classes in Halacha, Mussar, Sephardic Heritage, Art and Judaism, Tanach and Megillah, prayer, and more. You will leave Sharfman’s better able navigate the issues most often encountered in modern life.
 
Read more about the program on B'not Torah's blog.
  • Main Subject: Jewish Studies, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Jewish Studies 
  • Duration:
  • 9 Months 
  • Age:
  • 17-20 
  • Open to:
  • Female 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Orthodox 
  • Organizer:
  • Bnot Torah Institute / Sharfman's 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Bnot Torah Institute / Sharfman's 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Sarit Tzoref 
  • (p):972-52-661-2126 
  • sarit@bnottorah.com 
  • http://bnottorah.com 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 13,2016 - June 09,2017, JERUSALEM, $24800
  • September 12,2017 - June 08,2018, JERUSALEM, $24800

Betar - Hama'ayan

Program Description

  • Main Subject: Ulpan Hebrew Language Studies, Jewish Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Intensive Hebrew Language, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish Studies, Pre-Aliyah 
  • Duration:
  • 10 Months 
  • Age:
  • 17-24 
  • Open to:
  • Female 
  • Language:
  • French 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Orthodox 
  • Organizer:
  • World Betar 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Betar - Hama'ayan 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Tanya Ghez 
  • maguen@betar.org.il 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 05,2016 - July 07,2017, JERUSALEM, $12500
  • September 03,2017 - July 05,2018, JERUSALEM, $12500

Midreshet Yeud">Midreshet Yeud

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