Art- Tel 10 Months

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Program Description

A modular 10 month long program held in the very centre of Israel in the town of Ramat Gan (Tel-Aviv) is a unique opportunity to build your own route in Israel for the period of 10 months. We offer you to choose two five month long specializations, proposed by our program which you can combine or duplicate in accordance to your wishes. The courses of the program can be either educational or it can be an internship.
 
Internship takes place in the Israeli companies in the field of architecture, interior design, graphic design, jewelry craft, programming, newmedia, etc. Studying Hebrew – on the first month of the program.
 
Educational specializations:
  • Hebrew language as culture.
  • Architecture & urban design.
  • Art & Photography.
  • New media & the World of Programming.

All the educational specializations include an intensive course of Hebrew for the whole period of the program (individual approach, level derived groups, 700 hours within 10 months), specialized courses, lectures on Jewish-Israeli culture, themed tours, seminaries, master classes, meetings with the Israeli youth and the Israeli culture and politics representatives. The program’s participants live in comfortable apartments in the centre of Ramat Gan town, there is a convenient transport hub nearby and it takes only 20 minutes on a bike to arrive at the seaside.

Program advantages:

  • Living and studying in the economic and cultural centre of Israel
  • constantly be in the middle of the action,
  • easily and comfortably travel to any part of Israel,
  • combine studying, working and recreation on a daily basis.

Self-dependence. Residence in spacious, furnitured, 3-4 room, fully applianced apartments will allow you to fully enjoy the experience of an independent life in Tel Aviv.

Quality and flexibility. An excellent course of Hebrew that lasts for the complete period of the program and also the opportunity to select and build by yourself an engaging and effective route to follow offered to you within the framework of Art-Tel.

 

Masa Israel Alumni North American Board Retreat

Masa Israel Alumni North American Board Retreat

August 9, 2013 (All day)  -  August 11, 2013 (All day)

  TBD, United States  - 

All Masa Alumni Board members are invited to attend the first annual Masa Alumni Board Retreat.
The retreat will focus on leadership development, programming techniques, and other skills alumni will need to engage fellow alumni in their area and run outstanding events! Details on Retreat location will be announced shortly. For more information or to start a Masa Alumni Board in your community, contact Dena Stein at denast@masaisrael.org.

3,000 Masa Israel Participants Gather for End-of-Year Conference

3,000 Masa Israel Participants Gather for End-of-Year Conference

3,000 Masa Israel Participants Gather for End-of-Year Conference

May 23, 2013

3,000 young Jews from around the world, participants in long-terms programs through Masa Israel Journey, attended the Masa Israel Journey Conference and End of 2012-2013 Academic Year Event at the Jerusalem International Convention Centre this past Monday.
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL: The Masa program participants were addressed by the Israeli Minister of the Economy, Naftali Bennett, and Chairman of Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel, Natan Sharansky. They also participated in a panel discussion with the outstanding Israeli sportsmen and women Ariel "Arik" Ze'evi, Karen Leibowitz, and Andi Ram. 
 
Olympic medalist, judoka Arik Ze'evi said, “After a year in Israel, you will be the best ambassadors for our country.”
 
Naftali Bennett, Minister of the Economy said: “I salute those of you who are planning on making Aliyah. We need every one of you. For those of you that are planning to return home, I am certain that after a year here, the State of Israel will remain close to your hearts and that you will continue to visit us.”
 
Natan Sharansky held an open dialogue with the students during which he told them: “Masa participants discover their roots while visiting Israel and they discover that the Jewish people is one family. It is very important to us that you feel part of our family and that you represent us upon your return home.”
 
Masa Israel Journey is a joint project of Government of Israel and The Jewish Agency for Israel. Its aim is to strengthen the connection between young Jews around the world and the State of Israel.  Participants spend 5-10 months in Israel and can choose from a wide range of programs involving volunteer work, studying or professional internships.  Over 10,000 young Jews from 60 countries participate in Masa programs each year. Upon their return to their home countries, many graduates become involved with their local Jewish communities and become ambassadors for Israel.
 

Live it Like a Local: Rebecca Lee’s Lonely Planet Guide to Gedera, Israel

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I’m not going to lie and say that I felt comfortable and at home in Gedera as soon as I arrived. My first few days were filled with worries about the new place and I began to wonder how I was going to spend nine and a half months here. As I explored this new and different little town, I began to discover places that made Gedera feel like my home.
 

Sarah Chin

Sarah Chin

Israel Government Fellows
My journey with Masa started a few years ago. The Israel Government Fellows (IGF) Program was mentioned to me but at the time it was not a consideration. I had to finish my master's degree and find a job. However as time passed the program once again was brought to my attention and it seemed like a good time to go; it was after all my last chance. I was 30 and that was the age cut-off.
 
I then applied and was accepted to the 2012-13 IGF Program. Thanks in large part to my Masa grants, I was able to attend. After about a month or so worth of lectures and ulpan (Hebrew language classes), I started my internship at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in the UN & International Organisations Division. Under the mentorship of Mr. Ron Adam and staff, I have worked on various projects, attended meetings, and expanded my knowledge and understanding of the Israeli position in international diplomacy.
 
The opportunity to sit in on incredibly interesting meetings between my mentor, other MFA staff and various United Nations officials, to edit reports, aid in writing statements, and conduct research on Israel's relationship with various UN bodies has allowed me to not only expand my skill set but contribute as well; and to feel, as a Jew, to be in some small way contributing to the State of Israel which is irreplaceable.  Another one of my duties has involved part of Israel's new branding efforts; I have been a moderator of the Green Israel Facebook Page.  Shameless plug:  PLEASE GO TO AND LIKE THIS PAGE! This page has allowed me to learn and share in great detail the latest green technologies and sustainable development news coming out of Israel by posting articles, updates, pictures and videos.
 
I came on this program because I decided it was one thing to advocate for Israel from America, it was another to do it from Israel. Being in Israel, seeing how the Foreign Ministry deals with international bodies like the UN, how they operate in a system seemingly stacked against it has been educational and eye opening. There is no comparing my experience and time here at the MFA, while quickly coming to a close, has been nothing short of extraordinary. Thanks to a great mentor and great staff, I have learned far more than I expected and despite all the challenges, I am very thankful to have been a participant in this program.
 
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Tlalim - Graphic and Web Design

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Program Description

This program is conducted in Russian.
 

Tlalim - IT Professional Security Analysis

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Program Description

This program is conducted in Russian.
 

Ben-Gurion University - MA in Israel Studies

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Program Description

The Israel Studies International Program (ISIP) provides students with a comprehensive state-of-the-art background in key subjects and research methods in Israel Studies. The knowledge and skills that students acquire, provides a solid foundation for those intending to pursue doctoral degrees in related fields. The program is aimed at students who wish to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of Israel and its development. With the highest concentration of Israel studies experts in the world, the Institute aims, through the International MA in Israel Studies, to share its unique insights into the Jewish People’s renewal in its homeland. The program trains its students to be leaders in their own communities – equipped with a high level of knowledge and understanding of Israel’s past and present, and poised to address the needs of the future.
 
A degree in Israel Studies is of value for candidates seeking to enter administrative, diplomatic, civil society, or teaching positions related to Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world.

Following a Passion for Sports to Israel

Following a Passion for Sports to Israel

Following a Passion for Sports to Israel

April 24, 2013

In Israel, a new five month scholarship program being offered to young aspiring athletes - one of them could be you.
Just a few miles north of Tel Aviv, along Israel's glistening, Mediterranean beaches, lies the Wingate Institute. Wingate, Israel's leading sports institute, is a global leader in professional fitness and health education, and boasts Israel’s only Olympic training ground. Featuring everything from gym instruction to yoga to Krav Maga (Israel-developed martial arts), Wingate is a world-renowned institution that has everything an aspiring athlete is looking for.
 
The World Betar Movement, another of Israel’s foremost institutes since 1923, has teamed up with Wingate to open a new program for young aspiring athletes around the world. Called 'Betar-Wingate,' this cooperation offers a unique five-month program at the Wingate Institute, in which young adults from around the world will be able to receive worldwide-recognized certification and qualify as a professional physical fitness and health instructors.
 
Open to young adults aged 20-30 from anywhere in the world (provided they can keep up with the English language instruction) the program takes place under the auspices of Masa Israel, a joint project of the Government of Israel and the Jewish Agency for Israel, which offers substantial scholarships towards long-term programs In Israel.
 
“I chose this program because it’s a wonderful opportunity for me to live in Israel and come back with a profession I can work at,” says Ben, one of the program participants. “I’m crazy about fitness, so it’s a great way to both promote my career and have a meaningful experience while doing it.”
 
Muscle force testing, cardiovascular and posture training, gym training practice, anatomy, nutrition, gym management, and first aid are only a few of the extensive range of courses offered in this five month program. Participants will also be able to choose from a large range of electives, from nautical sports to yoga, ballroom dancing to martial arts, and more.
 
Additionally, while the program itself offers a Hebrew language training course, participants will also be able to experience 'the real Israel', either by enjoying organized trips in Israel (included in the course), by participating in combined classes with Israeli students, or by taking advantage of the course's phenomenal location in the center of Israel, close to the hubbub and nightlife of the most fashionable and cultured city in Israel, Tel Aviv.
 
Graduates of the course will become skilled, professional instructors of physical fitness and health. Upon completion, they will be certified with the title of “gym instructor” from Wingate Academic College, a certification that’s recognized worldwide. With it, the graduates will be able to train and work as a trainer anywhere in the world – and Wingate guarantees that they will assist any and all of them with whatever help is needed, if they ever run into bureaucratic difficulties.
 
Not only are graduates guaranteed assistance anywhere in the world, but, if the five month taste of Israel whets their appetite for more, the municipality of Ra'anana, where course participants will be living, is on board to guarantee course graduates jobs in the city.
 
“I am very excited about attending and participating in the Betar-Wingate program,” says Jordana, from Memphis, TN. “I am excited to receive an opportunity to not only enhance my knowledge at one of the most prestigious athletic focused schools, but get to do this in Israel. Betar-wingate allows me the opportunity to learn with other participants who share the same ideals as myself, which in itself is an amazing opportunity. I can’t wait for the fall and all that this program will do for myself and others!”
 
Finally, a complementary diving course will be offered to participants who then sign up a friend for this program.
 
For more information and to register, please contact Noga Caspi, program coordinator, at noga@betar.org.il or visit http://betar.org.il/wingate.
 

Israel Way- Career growth

Israel Way- Career growth