All mitzvas great and small

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By Leor Kushner
The months I spent at Masa Israel’s Yeshivat Sha’arei Mevaseret Zion were the most unbelievable ones of my life.
Soon after our arrival last August, we entrenched ourselves in Jewish learning. But a few weeks later, the yeshiva announced that Sept. 14 would be devoted to hesed work: helping underprivileged people build sukkas.

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Jewish Studies

Masa Israel journey offers a range of Jewish Studies programs designed to deepen your connection to our traditions and to the Jewish people.
Programs range from rigorous interdisciplinary studies of the Jewish people and civilization at some of the world’s top universities to Torah instruction and study at Israel’s leading yeshivas and seminaries.
Delve into the history of the Jewish people, explore your own Jewish identity, gain familiarity with a wide variety of Jewish texts or study to become a Jewish communal professional.
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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.

Bnei Akiva - MTA

Program Description

On MTA, you’ll have a year of learning Torah in some of the best institutions that Israel has to offer. During the times when you are not at Yeshiva or Midrasha, we’ll provide a full schedule of activities letting you really live and feel the pulse of the Land of Israel. Various volunteer options, together with seminars about current Jewish and Israeli issues, will complement the educational goals of MTA.

For more information, contact:

Michael Rainsbury

Yeshivat Yishrei Lev

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.

Migdal Oz - Stella K. Abraham Beit Midrash for Women

Program Description

The Migdal Oz Beit Midrash for women is built upon a conviction that the world of Torah and limmud serves as the primary focal point from which each student can blossom and deepen her connection to Hashem. In addition to intellectual endeavors, the program provides you the opportunity to face challenges in the spiritual realm, striving for constant effort and growth in Yirat Shamayim and commitment to Halacha.
The program for overseas students is completely integrated into the Israeli program, and is ideal for students with a serious commitment to Torah study who wish to progress in their avodat Hashem while developing a strong bond with Israel. Its curriculum focuses on four major areas: Gemara, Halacha, Tanach, and Jewish Thought, and is unique among programs for young women in that the bulk of study revolves around the Beit Midrash.

Betar - Shevet Achim

Program Description


Derech - Ohr Somayach

Program Description

The Derech Institute for Torah Studies at Ohr Somayach is designed for motivated post-high school students who may not have had a strong formal Jewish education but who have the intellectual capabilities and motivation to independently study classical Jewish texts.
Daily, in-depth shiurim in Talmud, Mishnah and Gemara will teach you vocabulary, reading skills and textual analysis and provide you with background information and an introduction to the fascinating world of classical Talmudic commentaries of all periods. Chesed (giving to others) activities such as packing food parcels for poor families, helping the elderly, and mentoring underprivileged youth are also an integral part of the curriculum.

Bnei Akiva - Amlat

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.