Discovering Haifa's Beauty, Diversity and Genuine Coexistence

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By Billie Hirsch, OTZMA 
 
Shalom from Haifa! My name is Billie Hirsch, and I am a participant of OTZMA, a ten-month leadership development and volunteer-oriented program sponsored by the Jewish Federations of North America as well as CJP.
 
Since late August of last year, I have been awarded the bragging rights of calling Israel my current home.
 

Times of Israel: Why people are quitting their jobs to teach in Israel

Times of Israel: Why people are quitting their jobs to teach in Israel

February 9, 2012

We’ve been seeing a similar trend for a while–young people graduate from college and can’t find jobs. They spend a few months tinkering with commas on their resumes, writing reverential emails to potential employers, and when all else fails, panicking.
Finally, they make the decision to do something more productive for their professional development. For example: an internship–-and better yet, one that’s abroad because they’ve heard that international professional experience is an excellent addition to their resumes. Of course, if they’re lucky enough, they learn that these opportunities exist in Israel and that they can get funding to make it feasible.
 
Fast-forward five to 12 months, and they’re back home with sparking resumes, work experience in the Middle East (!), and quickly land the jobs they want. They look back, thankful that their experience helped them with their careers–and gave them a chance to be young and beautiful in Tel Aviv (or Jerusalem).
 
 

Tel Aviv University International MA Program in Political Science & Political Communication

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Program Description

The International MA in Political Science and Political Communication program provides students with advanced knowledge, understanding and tools of analysis in a world characterized by growing fusion between politics and communication. The program is tailored for students interested in advancing their knowledge and understanding of the practical dimensions of politics, especially the challenges that arise from the interconnectedness between politics and communications.
 
Students join a variety of academic trips guided by top specialists provides meetings with political leaders and prominent journalists while visiting Israel's governmental, parliamentary and media institutions among other sites of interest. Discussions are an integral part of the program's curriculum, taking students to new directions and emphasizing the complexity of politics in the age of global communication. 
Students are encouraged to take up extra-curricular activities and supplement their academic work with internships at organizations ranging from preeminent political and research institutes to communication teams and diplomatic missions. The program prepares students for employment in various roles, such as: Political Analysts, Campaign Managers, Lobbyists, Parliamentary Assistants, Communication Consultants, Journalists, Diplomats, Academics and more.
 
 

For more information, contact:

Meytal Ganigar

(p): 972 3-6405876

(f): 972 3-6409515

 

 

IDC - GMBA in Strategy & Business Development-Global Management

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Program Description

This rigorous program prepares students to meet the challenges of the modern business world by providing them with the theoretical and practical tools to conduct business in the global arena.
 
The foundation of the program is built on core business management principles, where the global perspective is incorporated into each discipline, whether marketing, finance, strategy, or decision analysis. In addition to examining the core management courses from an international framework, students will round out their studies with globally focused electives including a India or China module with a study trip. During the trip students will visit local and multinational companies in a variety of locations and industries.
 
The faculty consists of the best lecturers from the world’s leading business schools. They are involved in the business arenas of various countries, giving students access to their expertise in the global market, as well as to the Israeli business sectors strength in innovation, hi-tech and entrepreneurship.
 

*Please note that receiving a Masa scholarship does not imply automatic acceptance to IDC.  The IDC application is a separate process and acceptance is dependent on meeting academic criteria.  

 

The total duration for IDC - GMBA in Strategy & Business Development-Global Management is 18 months.

 

Masa grants and scholarships are given for the first 10 months, according to the dates mentioned below.  

 

 

IDC - GMBA in Strategy & Business Development-Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Program Description

The IDC Arison School of Business, in partnership with the Sammy Ofer School of Communications’ Media Innovation Lab (miLAB), offers a pioneering Global MBA program in Innovation & Entrepreneurship that effectively addresses the rapid changes taking place in today’s industry. The interaction between people and digital devices is ubiquitous. In its emphasis on the human dynamic and its grasp of a world dominated by technology, the Innovation & Entrepreneurship track bridges the humanistic and the technological arenas, and helps students take their first steps in establishing new ventures. Students in this track will practice innovation and entrepreneurship first hand as they design and prototype new digital products and learn how to bring them to market.
 
The GMBA Innovation & Entrepreneurship track is highly interdisciplinary. Students work in teams reflecting their diverse skill sets and experiences in technology, design, media, psychology, business and science, and enabling them to deal with complex challenges from different angles - humanistic, technological and business related.
 

*Please note that receiving a Masa scholarship does not imply automatic acceptance to IDC.  The IDC application is a separate process and acceptance is dependent on meeting academic criteria.  

North America

LenoreTaplitzky

Director of Recruitment & Marketing

(212) 213-5962

RRIS.us@idc.ac.il

Israel & Abroad

Lea Kawon

OBD Recruitment and Admissions Coordinator

RRIS.master@idc.ac.il

+972-9-960-2801

 

IDC - GMBA in Strategy & Business Development

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Program Description

Strategy & Business Development studies enable students to acquire the tools and management techniques used by international management consulting firms. Students become a part of a multinational consulting team that works on a real-life project sponsored by a real client, either an Israeli or multinational company. This global consulting practicum includes sponsored international travel and provides genuine global collaboration and practical experience. Students have access to an extensive international network and work closely with the finest graduates of the world’s leading business schools.*Please note that receiving a Masa scholarship does not imply automatic acceptance to IDC.  The IDC application is a separate process and acceptance is dependent on meeting academic criteria.  

 

 

The total duration for IDC - GMBA in Strategy & Business Development is 18 Months (See below).

Masa grants and scholarships are given for the first 10 months, according to the dates mentioned below.  

 

For more information, contact:

North America
Natalie Golan
Head of North American Recruitment
(212) 213-5962
 
Israel & Abroad
Jasmin Saydof
Recruitment and Admissions Coordinator
+972-9-960-2801

Reflecting on the Dance Village, Kibbutz Ga'aton, Israel

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By Rebecca Crystal, Dance Journey
 
Exactly a year ago, I arrived in Israel and began a journey....the Masa Dance Journey to study with Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company in Israel.  Here, I became inspired in unthinkable ways and worked harder than ever before.
 

Masa Alumni Hebrew Conversation Club

Masa Alumni Hebrew Conversation Club

February 29, 2012 - 19:30  -  February 29, 2012 - 21:00

Moishe House DUMBOBrooklyn, NY  -  United States

The Masa Israel Alumni Culture Club and the Moishe House Dumbo invite you to share in an evening of Hebrew conversation and Israeli cuisine! 
If you are interested in practicing your language skills in an informal setting while delighting in kosher Middle Eastern fare come join us for our first Ivrit meet-up.  Food and drink will be served, and (Hebrew) dialogue encouraged.  
 
 
Once you register, you will receive the Moishe House Dumbo’s address by email. If you have any questions, please contact Masa Israel’s Director of Alumni Rachel Trager Sales at racheltr@masaisrael.org.

Live Your TLV in NYC – Alumni Kickoff Party

Live Your TLV in NYC – Alumni Kickoff Party

February 16, 2012 - 21:00  -  February 17, 2012 (All day)

113 LudlowNew York, NY  -  United States

Join fellow alumni from the NYC area to dance, drink responsibly, enjoy Israeli themes, and reconnect (or make new connections) with friends from your Masa Israel experience.
There are more events to come and this is a great way to start it all off. $6 in advance/$8 at the door. Your ticket includes a free drink!
 

Interested in Doing Business in Israel? – Networking Lunch

Interested in Doing Business in Israel? – Networking Lunch

February 9, 2012 - 12:00  -  February 9, 2012 - 13:30

580 Howard Street, Suite 101San Francisco, CA  -  United States

Join us for lunch with David Blumberg, Managing Partner of Blumberg Capital, an early-stage venture firm that works closely with innovative entrepreneurs to build exceptional companies, headquartered in San Francisco with team members located in New York and Israel. 
David has been investing in early stage technology companies for more than 24 years. His current investment focus includes Digital Media, Social Media, Mobility, SaaS/Technology Enabled Services and Internet. He earned his AB in Government, cum laude, from Harvard College and his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and INSEAD.
 
Sitting is limited. RSVP to Masa Israel Northwest Regional Director  Danna Rubin at DannaR@sfjcf.org.