Eco-Israel

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Program Description

Eco-Israel offers Jewish young adults the opportunity to embrace permaculture and sustainable living through intensive hands-on experience and coursework on an organic farm. Upon completion of the program you will receive an internationally recognized certificate in permaculture design. Based at the Hava & Adam Eco-Educational farm in Modi’in (located halfway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv) Eco-Israel allows you to explore how ecology, Judaism, and Israel blend together in a working model of a self-sustaining ecological community.
 
The Hava & Adam Eco-Educational Farm is completely dependent upon the energy, creative resources, and time of its residents. All members of the farm, including a group of young Israelis on a year of service, share responsibility in running the site and making it their home. As a large family, you will cook with your fellow residents eat together and work alongside them.
 
 
For more information, contact:
Israel: +972-54-6773891
 

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What We've Been Up to in 2016

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It's hard to believe we're almost half-way through the year! 

 

So far, 2016 has been an extremely exciting year for Masa Israel Journey. Here's a look at what we've been up to in Israel and the United States:

 

January

 

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Birthright Mega Event

Masa staff, participants and partners met thousands of Taglit-Birthright Israel travelers and helped them learn how to get back to Israel.

 

February

 

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MITF Enrichment Day

Masa Israel Teaching Fellows from across the country came to Jerusalem to develop their professional skills and share best practices for teaching inside and outside of the classroom.

 

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Make Your Journey Matter

Masa brought a delegation of Israel on campus professionals to Israel and hosted a back-to-campus fair where gap year participants met representatives from AEPi, AIPAC, CAMERA, Chabad on Campus, The David Project, Hillel, Israel on Campus Coalition (ICC), Jerusalm U, JNF, J Street U, Stand With Us, and more.

 

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Israel Tech Challenge Hackathon

Israel Tech Challenge CTO Coding Bootcamp held its first hackathon at Google Campus Tel Aviv. 

 

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Samsung Tel Aviv Marathon

Every year, Masa participants run in marathons and other races across Israel. This year, for the first time ever our participants, staff and partners ran the Tel Aviv Marathon together as #TeamMasa.

 

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An Evening with CCAR and U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro

Masa participants and staff met with the members of the Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) and U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro in Tel Aviv for an evening of networking and entertainment.

 

March

 

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Gap Year Leadership Seminar

Participants from various Masa gap year programs gathered in Jerusalem for a day of workshops and field trips to help them prepare for the challenges they may face on college campuses in the fall.

 

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AIPAC Policy Conference 2016

Masa brought 40 American alumni to the AIPAC Policy Conference - our largest alumni delegation yet!

 

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Masa-GLI Global Leadership Summit

Each semester, Masa, in partnership with the Jewish Agency for Israel's Global Leadership Institute brings post-college program participants from from around the world together for the Masa-GLI Global Leadership Summit. a five-day intensive leadership training seminar, the Leadership Summit gives participants the opportunity to join a network of Jewish leaders and organizations that support their personal and professional growth in Israel and beyond.

 

April

 

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Snapchat

April tends to be a quiet month for us with our staff and participants taking vacation over Passover, but this year, we joined Snapchat! Follow us at masaisrael.

 

May

 

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Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)

Hundreds of Masa participants attended the offical State of Israel Yom HaShoah Ceremony at Yad Vashem on the evening Wednesday, May 4.

 

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Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day for Israel's Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terror)

On the evening of Tuesday, May 10 Masa hosted its annual Yom HaZikaron ceremony at the Yad Lashiryon Memorial at Latrun is the Armored Corps’ Memorial Site and Museum. Masa's annual ceremony is the largest English language Yom HaZikaron ceremony in Israel.

 

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Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day)

In Israel, Memorial Day is immediately followed by Independence Day. As the sun set on Wednesday, May 11, the entire country transitioned form a state of mourning to one of celebration. From dancing the night away on city streets, to the unofficially traditional mangal (barbecue) the next day, Masa participants celebrated Israel's 68th birthday like locals.

 

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Masa-GLI Wilf Family Holocaust Education Program in Poland

Thanks to the incredible generosity of the Wilf family, Masa is able to bring a select group of oustanding participants to Poland to explore the local Jewish community's tragic history and its incredibly inspiring revival.

 

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Jewish American Heritage Month

On Wednesday, May 25 Masa participants attended a special ceremony at the Knesset in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month. Some were even lucky enough to snap a selfie with Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu.

 

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Masa Israel Culture Event

Approximately 2,000 Masa participants gathered in Jerusalem on Thursday, May 26 for our annual cultural event, which featured interactive workshops and performances by Amos Oz, Tom Franc, Cafe Shahor Hazak and many more.

 

5 Reasons to Attend Grad School in Israel

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With more than 2,000 years of history, Israel is a place where ancient meets modern. There’s no better way to get an education than exploring your passions while immersed in an exciting new culture. Besides the historic and cultural experience, there are many benefits of getting an advanced degree in Israel. From lower tuition to building a global network, your grad school experience will be like no other for these 5 reasons:


1. Low Tuition

 


Getting an MBA, MPH, MSc, LL.M., and Master’s degree is a big decision. Many questions arise when deciding which degree to pursue such as what, where, and most importantly how much? Israel offers top notch degrees in world renowned universities for almost half the price of a US Institution. Most importantly worldwide recognition is a guarantee due to the prestige and high reputation of most Israeli universities around the world.


2. Length

 


You want to pursue an advanced degree but you don’t want to take many years to do so? In Israel, top universities offer one year programs in various fields. Yes, one year programs that dive right into the subject and provide you with real life experience in the field.


3. Global Community

 


In Israel, classrooms are made up of people from all over the world. You will be exposed to global perspectives and real-world applications that allow you to master the complexities of today’s demanding and evolving world. Not to mention, the next time you want to go to Italy or New Zealand you will most likely find a place to crash.


4. Expertise

 


One thing that Israelis do best is become experts in their fields. If you look at the start-up nation there are breakthroughs in almost all areas. From security, archeology, sustainable living, tech, diplomacy, social work, medicine, you name it. Israeli universities are made up of the best of the best, it’s no surprise everyone flocks to Israeli universities.


5. Language

 


As you're walking down the street in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv you will most likely hear various languages. From Russian to Arabic, in Israel you can explore many languages and cultures in every way. Many Israeli graduate programs offer Hebrew or Arabic courses in order to immerse you in Israeli society and of course learn to bargain at the shuk!


To learn more on how to pursue a higher education degree in Israel, click here.

 

Top Concerts in Israel this Summer 2016

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Are you going to be in Israel this summer? Get ready for a jam packed schedule of amazing performances from world renowned artists. There is something for everyone from EDM to Jazz. Thanks to Tourist Israel, we've compiled a list of what you can expect this summer: 

 

Elton John, Tel Aviv, Israel. May 26, 2016

 


“This will be the fourth concert in Israel for the British singer. Sir Elton John is one of the most famous and successful singers in the world and has sold over 300 million albums. Some of his hits include “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”, “Your Song” and “Candle in the Wind”. Sir Elton John is expected to perform at Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv, Israel on May 26, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.”

 

Oasis Festival, Arad, Israel. June 10-11, 2016

 


“The first edition of the Oasis Dub Reggae Festival is taking place near Arad, in the Negev Desert in Israel in June 2016. With the backdrop of the scenic Negev desert, the festival is setting out to bring together all of Israel’s reggae lovers and fans. The set list includes both international and local artists, amongst which Ohnny Osbourne, Ziggi Racado, Skarra Mucci, Mista Savona, Los Caparos, Jah Bless and many more.”


Wiz Khalifa, Tel Aviv, Israel. June 25, 2016

 


“American rapper Wiz Khalifa has announced one concert in Tel Aviv, Israel in summer 2016. Wiz Khalifa is one of the hottest names in the U.S. rap scene at the moment. His most popular song “Black and Yellow” has reached the #1 Billboard Hot 100 in 2010, and has been later remixed featuring Snoop Dogg, Juicy J and T-Pain.”


Sunbeat Music Festival. June 23-25, 2016

 


“The Sunbeat Music Festival is Israel’s leading summer music, global beats event. Taking place over one weekend in June in a beautiful green parkland setting in the green mountains of the Northern Galilee region of Israel, Sunbeat draws some of Israel’s biggest home-grown musicians, as well as a diverse array of international musicians.”


Tel Aviv Blues Festival, Israel. July 13-16, 2016

 


“The Tel Aviv Blues Festival returns this summer for its third edition, with four days of concerts in twenty different locations in the city. Opening the festival is the concert of legendary guitarist Buddy Guy, in Caesarea Amphitheater on July 13. The festival will continue in different clubs and bars in Tel Aviv, hosting the captivating sounds of Blues.”


AVICII in Tel Aviv, Israel. July 22, 2016

 


“International DJ sensation, AVICII, will be returning to Israel in July 2016 for a concert in Rishon, just south of Tel Aviv. AVICII is one of the world’s hottest DJ’s, ranked 3rd in the world in 2011, 2012, and 2013 following the release of his mega-hits ‘Levels’, “Wake Me Up” and “Hey Brother”. His music and his music has been well received around the world in EDM circles and beyond. AVICII will return to Israel to perform once at the Live Park in Rishon LeZion, just south of Tel Aviv on July 22, 2016.”


Tomorrowland in Jerusalem, Israel. July 23, 2016

 

 

“The king of all electronic music festivals, Tomorrowland, is taking place for the first time in Israel this summer! “UNITE – The Mirror to Tomorrowland” is an international event taking place simultaneously in 7 countries (Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico and South Africa) “mirroring” the father event, the Belgian festival which has become a cult amongst electronic music fans. Broadcasting live from the Belgium stage to the Israeli festival will be huge names of electronics such as Axwell & Ingrosso, AFROJACK, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Nicky Romero and many more.”


Bruce Springsteen, Tel Aviv, Israel. July 2016

 


“American rock legend Bruce Springsteen, the Boss, is expected to give a concert in Tel Aviv, in July 2016. Springsteen has not yet given any concerts in Israel despite a large fan base here, and a one of concert will likely draw thousands of eager Israeli fans.”


Sia Concert in Tel Aviv, Israel. August 11, 2016

 


“Sia gained international success with her sixth album “1000 Forms of Fear” and the hit “Chandelier”, made famous also by the video clip with dancing performance by Maddy Ziegler. Other hits are “Elastic Heart” and “Big Girls Cry”. Sia wrote songs for international superstars as Beyonce, Rihanna, Eminem and she released a new studio album “This is Acting” on January 29th. The singer will perform her first Israeli concert in Park Hayarkon.”


Red Sea Jazz Festival, Eilat. August 27-30, 2016

 


The Red Sea Jazz Festival will take place again in 2016, first happening in 1987 and running every year since in the last week of August. The Red Sea Jazz Festival is a four day international festival with 8 to 9 concerts per evening, 6 clinics with guest artists and nightly Jam sessions, featuring a showcasing a broad spectrum of jazz music from New Orleans jazz to the contemporary, including Latin and World music.


Beyonce Concert in Tel Aviv, Israel. August, 2016

 


“Beyonce is in expected to give a performance in Tel Aviv, Israel in August 2016. It’ll be Beyonce’s first concert in Israel. Her fans can hardly wait as this announcement follows years of rumors about her performing in Israel. Beyonce is one of the world’s largest pop stars, most famous for her hits “Halo” “Single Ladies”, and “Crazy in love”.”


Pharrell Williams in Tel Aviv, Israel. Summer, 2016

 


“American music sensation, Pharrell Williams is expected to give a concert in Tel Aviv, Israel in summer 2016. Pharrell Williams began his career in the 90’s but it was in recent years he rose to mass fame, in large part for his viral mega-hit, ‘Happy’, which caused waves on a global scale. Aside from his solo work, Williams has collaborated widely, and won multiple awards including nine Grammy awards as artist, and three as producer.”

 

To learn more about Study Abroad programs in Israel, click here. 

Visit touristisrael.com for more information on events, tours, and concerts. 

 
 

Haifa University - MA in Child Development

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Program Description

The International Master of Arts Program in Child Development was established with the goal of improving the lives of children at risk in developing countries around the world by training and promoting professional leadership that will advance various agendas to achieve this objective. The program is offered through the Faculty of Social Sciences in conjunction with the Center for the Study of Child Development and the International School, University of Haifa. Taught in English, the full-time, one-year program is designed to train the next generation of international experts who will focus on pressing questions regarding the nature of child development and how it applies to the lives of children and their families in developing countries.
This unique program equips future professionals with a comprehensive theoretical basis and an applied skillset that will be effective in influencing the well-being of children and their families in a positive manner.

 

Young Judaea - Tel Aviv Academy Plus

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Program Description

Welcome to TEL AVIV ACADEMY PLUS - A joint program between American Jewish University and YJ. On Tel Aviv Academy Plus, you get the best of both worlds: you will learn about contemporary issues in Israeli culture through top-notch academic studies while also interning with top Israeli companies. All of this is in vibrant Tel Aviv, a city that never stops!

TEL AVIV: The White City, The City That Never Stops. No matter what you are looking for, you will find it in Tel Aviv! On Tel Aviv Academy Plus, you will live in beautiful Israeli apartments in the heart of Florentin- the Brooklyn of Israel. Everything you could ask for is within reach in Florentin, from premiere restaurants to amazing bars and everything in between. You will also be a short bus ride from both the beach and the cultural center of town. By day, step into a thriving international business or arts environment. By night, step out and experience the best nightlife in the Middle East!

ACADEMY: Through Tel Aviv Academy Plus, you will take classes accredited by the American Jewish University in Los Angeles. You will study Hebrew, contemporary Israeli culture, and Jewish Religion and History, and more! Through the program's setup, all of Israel is your classroom.

PLUS: Gain real-world experience while you are still in school with a customized internship! With over 400 different options for placement, you will be able to experience your field first hand, supplement your academic studies with experiential learning, and give your resume a boost.

 

 

Haifa University - MA in Social Work with focus on Multiculturalism - October 2016

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Program Description

The University of Haifa's international Social Work MA program in Multicultural Social Work explores the vantage points of marginalized and minority populations in the context of mainstream society and aims to develop a knowledge and skillset for a culturally competent program of assistance. While exploring the needs and rights of different groups in Israel's complex and multicultural society, the program also explores methods of enhancing cultural sensitivity and cross-cultural communication and will enable students to navigate diverse settings of public practice. The University of Haifa is itself a mirror of Israeli society and reflects its great diversity and cultural variety. As such it provides an important opportunity for engaging in culturally diverse learning. 

 

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Highlights

Track A – with thesis

Track B – non-thesis

 

Haifa University - MPH in Global Health Leadership & Administration

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Program Description

The University of Haifa’s International Master’s Program in Global Health Leadership and Administration is dedicated to providing students with a strong foundation from which to critically examine current global health challenges. The next generation of health care leaders will require a comprehensive understanding of society’s many facets and how they each relate to public health issues. They will also need to have sophisticated leadership skills in order to serve an ever more complex society, and to manage cross-cutting, multi-sectoral, top-down and bottom-up comprehensive programs, within and beyond the health services. In an increasingly integrated world marked by growing disparity, public health leaders will also need to be aware of how global and national forces affect health within and between national borders.
The Global Health Leadership and Administration program nurtures the required high levels of sophistication, excellent leadership and communication skills, and a deep knowledge of public and global health in order to prepare future practitioners and researchers for leadership roles in settings across the globe. The one-year program is taught in English over three consecutive semesters, from October through September.

 

Haifa University - MA in Jewish Studies

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