Nitzana - Masa Desert Challenge

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Program Description

Looking for an experience that combines sports activities in the desert, studying Hebrew, touring Israel and learning about Israeli culture?
 
Desert Challenge, based in southern Israel’s Negev desert, offers you theoretical and hands-on instructions in activities such as rappelling, off-road jeeping, diving, navigation, mountain biking, swimming and running. In addition, you will spend three mornings a week studying Hebrew and your evenings exploring Israeli culture through dance, pottery and social activities.
 

For more information, please contact:

Yoni
+972-52 613 0337
 

Young Doctors - Israel Experience

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Program Description

Young Doctors enables you to become familiar with the Israel medical system by working at Soroka Hospital in Beersheva or the Rambam Hospital in Haifa, while strengthening your connection to Israeli society.
 
This is an exclusive academic program with job training in the medical field, based on one of the world's leading medical centers. Successful completion of the program opens up the doors to the medical field, extending your range of opportunities for professional development, career and financial independence.
 
This program is operated in Russian and is open only to those who are licensed Doctors in their countries of residence.
 

Master

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Program Description

The only Russian-language program that offers two advantages: learning-based institution of higher education and training in an Israeli company. Participants in the program makes it possible to feel and understand the real life of Israel, living in one of the central cities of the country, studying in the Israeli academic establishment, self-management of everyday life, training in the Israeli company, meeting with peers, colleagues and peers from the CIS and from Israel, tours, volunteering, visiting cultural events, support from the organizational structure of the program.
 

Center

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Program Description

The aim of every serious student of Judaism is to achieve self-sufficiency in understanding Jewish texts, especially the Talmud. For the young man with strong intellectual capabilities and motivation who senses a disparity between his mastery of secular and Jewish subjects, possessing the ability to independently study Jewish classics is an urgent one. If he has only one year to devote to this seemingly impossible effort before returning to his career or general studies, he must find a program especially designed to achieving this breakthrough quickly and effectively.
 
The Center is a learning program specifically designed for the academically talented student. It is structured for one who is seeking a deeper understanding of Judaism and has a strong will to become independent in textual understanding. The program takes a holistic approach to the Baal Teshuva's integration of Torah into his life and facilitates a healthy transition to an observant lifestyle. The program is structured in such a way that the serious student will maximise his study time. The people teaching in the program have gone to great efforts to design classes which will convey the tools of Torah learning to their pupils. They combine Talmudic expertise with secular erudition and present centuries of Jewish scholarship to contemporary Jews in a lucid manner that retains the rigorous analytical style of the Talmud itself.
 
The program has its own convenient facilities, its own unique curriculum, its own special staff providing instruction and guidance to small classes so that individual attention can be provided for each student. The residence facilities have been arranged to provide a comfortable feeling of exclusiveness which allow for the expression of individuality and creativity.

 

 

Israel Way Community Involvement

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Program Description

Israel Way Community Involvement program offers you the opportunity to spend five months immersed in Israeli society as a functioning member of the community. Focused in Israel's underserved communities, Community Involvement allows you to create your own meaningful volunteer experience or choose from an existing volunteer opportunity in the community.
 
You will be exposed to life in Israel by living among its citizens, volunteering in Israel and working together with your peers as you strengthen your ties with the country and its people.
 

For more information, contact:

USA: 1-888-351-9897
Canada: 1866-269-6889
International: +972-3-920-3999

 

 

Budokan Martial Arts & Fitness Program

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Program Description

Budokan is a challenging program that combines world-class martial arts and fitness instruction with innovative educational courses in Hebrew language and Jewish heroes exciting field trips inspiring volunteer projects and great people! This "mind, body and spirit” experience lets you improve your fitness develop personal skills and self-confidence while learning about Israel’s land history and people.

Whether you are looking for an adventure abroad, trying to get into better shape, interested in a achieving a higher karate or judo belt, or in learning self-defense techniques, Budokan offers you an unforgettable experience. You will gain a priceless sense of independence, personal empowerment and self-confidence through Budokan’s unique martial arts and fitness focused program.

 

For more information, please contact:

In Israel: Oren Gabbai

Oren+972-54 7776654  

budokan2015@gmail.com

www.budokanisrael.com

Skype: budokan.recruiting

 

 

 

 

 

Neve Yerushalayim - General Jewish Studies

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Program Description

Neve School of General Jewish Studies is designed for women who wish to increase their Jewish knowledge, improve their learning skills, and enhance their spiritual growth. For those with a limited Jewish studies background, Neve provides the basic knowledge necessary to lead a true and meaningful Jewish life.
 
For those with a more extensive background, Neve affords the opportunity to acquire an in-depth knowledge of Jewish texts, a much greater understanding of the Jewish faith, and the skills necessary for independent Torah study. The comprehensive curriculum includes biblical studies, Jewish philosophy, Jewish law, prayer, Jewish history and Hebrew language. Courses in morals ethics and psychology are directed to the needs of the students as women and Jews.
 

Real Life Israel - Intern Jerusalem

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Program Description

Real Life Israel offers a five month immersion and interning program in Jerusalem. The program includes Hebrew learning, country-wide tours and local activities in addition to your choice in top level internships. The program is designed to give you an authentic experience of life in Israel. 
 
Internships are set up in the top companies as relevant to your chosen field. Whether you choose to tackle the fields that have labeled Israel a world leader such as technology, medicine or archeology or you would prefer to work with top executives in other fields we will insure that each individual is placed accordingly. Past interns have enjoyed the opportunity to work with leading businesses, companies & organizations such as The Israel Museum, The Hebrew University, Hadassah Hospital, The Jerusalem Post and The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.
 
Real Life Israel is not limited in its choice of businesses and participants will find their placement to be the most beneficial for their chosen profession. Join Real Life Israel and give yourself the opportunity to gain marketable experience and valuable insight into Israel while contributing to a field that you are passionate about.
 

For more information, contact:

Shira Rosen
1-855-627-2754 or 1855 MASA RLI
(p):972-74-715-0132

 

Israel Trip Alums To Get New Outreach

Israel Trip Alums To Get New Outreach

September 27, 2011

Dina Silberstein, 28, never knew how to make a place for herself in the Jewish community, or even why she would want to.
Yet last Sunday she found herself scribbling her signature all over a sign-up sheet, signaling her interest in not one community organization, but five.
 
Two trips to Israel — one with Taglit-Birthright and the other with Masa — made the difference, Silberstein said, motivating her to give up a gorgeous autumn afternoon and attend the launch of the alumni division of Masa, the umbrella organization for some 160 Israel programs of five months or longer duration.
 
With the jury still out on whether outreach to alumni of Israel programs actually works, both organizations are embarking on new, or renewed, efforts to connect participants like Silberstein to the broader Jewish community.
 
“Birthright and Masa are a powerful injection of Judaism and Israel, and if we don’t create ways for alumni to express their passion, and their interest in being leaders, then we’re not really leveraging the investment we made in them,” said Avi Rubel, Masa’s director of North American operations.
 

Masa alumni channeled to Jewish activism

Masa alumni channeled to Jewish activism

September 25, 2011

With 11,000 participants this year, Masa Israel Journey opens new alumni division aimed at pipelining Jewish young adults into leadership positions in their communities, empowering them to become lifelong advocates for Israel
With 11,000 participants this year – up from 3,000 in its inception year in 2004 – Masa Israel Journey has opened a new alumni division, and it has placed regional representatives in cities throughout the United States in partnership with local Federations.
 
The alumni division's goals, which include a special focus on Birthright alumni, who make up 56% of post-college participants, are to pipeline these Jewish young adults into leadership positions in their communities and empower them to become lifelong advocates and activists for Israel.
 
These goals were created following a June 2011 survey of Masa Israel alumni in which 86% of those surveyed expressed interest in attending Jewish and Israel-related events, 82% in advocating for Israel, 81% in volunteering in a Jewish organization, and 59% in working in a Jewish organization.
 
To kick off the division's initiatives, Masa Israel is hosting an alumni leadership summit on Sunday in New York City, which will educate alumni about making their Israel experiences foundations for success in their personal and professional lives.
 
The event will feature a panel of professionally accomplished alumni who will speak about how their Israel experiences helped them launch careers at diverse companies, including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Teach for America, American Jewish Committee, and the New York Post.
 

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