Arava Institute for Environmental Studies Semester/Year

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Program Description

Interested in living, studying, and working with Israelis, Palestinians, Jordanians and other international students while developing communication and leadership skills needed for cross-cultural cooperation?
 
The Year/Semester Program at the Arava Institute is an accredited university-level program that over the course of one or two semesters will engage you in an interdisciplinary program built of rigorous courses in diverse environmental fields, a peace-building and leadership seminar, independent research (optional), and hands-on and field study components. The curriculum is made up of courses in diverse areas such as desert and marine ecology, sustainable agriculture, environmental policy, economics and law, environmental ethics, and social analysis.
 

ART-TEL

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Program Description

ART-TEL is a 5 or 10 month educational program for young people from 18 to 30. The program gives a unique opportunity to combine professionally oriented study on one of the four suggested tracks and an intensive course of Hebrew (350 hours). The participants will gain the experience of communicating with variety of different people, take part in theme excursions, and expand knowledge about Israel, its culture and traditions.
 
Masa “Art Tel” is a program that located in the center of the country that promotes establishment of contacts and social relations.  It assists further integration into the Israeli society by volunteering in different organizations and meeting Israeli peers. The program provides highly educational standard that enriches the participants with knowledge about Jewish and Israeli culture, helps them to understand their connection to Jewish people hood and the State of Israel.
 
The program is designed for those who want to study Hebrew in an intensive and effective manner (400 hours), learn more about its structure, connection to Israeli and Jewish culture.
 
The program gives opportunities of theoretical and practical study of media space.  It provides participants with meaningful skills necessary for effective work in the informational environment, promotes professional development by means of internship on studios and laboratories of Interdisciplinary Center IDC Herzliya. Additionally the program provides participants with an intensive course of Hebrew Study.
 
The program is designed for certified architects. It offers a unique opportunity of studying together with Israeli students in "Urban Design and Architecture," M.A. at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. (Courses in the Academy of Arts “Bezalel” are carried out in English)
 
The programs serves as  an entering point to Israeli modern art including visiting exhibitions, galleries, festivals, creation of personal project under guided by professional young Israeli artists, photographers. Additionally the program provides participants with an intensive course of Hebrew Study.
 

Nishmat's Alisa Flatow International Program

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Program Description

Nishmat's Alisa Flatow International program offers a unique opportunity for English-speaking women of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities to study Jewish texts in a warm and intellectually stimulating environment. 

Nishmat’s hands-on approach to Torah study teaches women skills to understand and analyze classic texts, and to reflect on how they inform modern Jewish thought and practice. We offer beginner, intermediate and advanced level classes, allowing each student to grow in their Torah learning.

The Alisa Flatow Program prides itself on its diverse student body, exceptional and devoted scholars and Rabbis, and the opportunity to study Torah in the larger context of a bustling Beit Midrash with a variety of learners.

Courses such as Tanach (Bible), Halacha (Jewish Law), Talmud, Ethics and Jewish Philosophy, place emphasis on learning with a partner; students are encouraged to explore difficult questions and to hone their text skills.

Our warm and supportive faculty is available in and out of the classroom, taking time to help students in their personal development and spiritual growth. Faculty members and Nishmat alumnae across Israel open their homes to students for Shabbat and Chagim.

In addition to formal classes, we offer a full extra-curricular program, including volunteer placement in the local community and organized trips to nature and historical sites throughout Israel.

Nishmat's English speakers bring their varied educational and professional experience to form their own supportive community of women growing in Judaism. At the same time, they are part of the larger Israeli Nishmat community, sharing Shabbatonim and holidays together in their home away from home.

 

For more information, contact:

Sharon Schamroth study@nishmat.net

info@nishmat.net

Phone: +972 (0) 2 640.4342

www.nishmat.net

 

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

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Program Description

The Pardes Year/Semester Program offers you the opportunity to delve deeply into Jewish ideas, texts and personal questions - empowering you to make Judaism your own. You'll come away with skills, knowledge and inspiration under your belt, a lifelong community of passionate peers and mentors, and the life-changing experience of living and learning in vibrant, fascinating Jerusalem.

 

Open to university graduates and attracting a diverse cohort, the Year/Semester Program combines classic Jewish text study with the exploration of ethical, spiritual, philosophical, legal and societal issues facing the Jewish people today. Students leave Pardes with refined critical thinking, improved communication and interpersonal skills, and more nuanced and sensitive perspectives on Judaism, Israel and their own role in the world.

 

Students participate in seminar-style classes and havruta (partner study), and create a tailored program to reflect their interests.

 

Click here to meet current and former Pardes students.

Click here to view These Are Moments, a spoken word piece.

Highlights

Classes include Talmud, Bible, Jewish Philosophy, Gender and Sexuality, and more, including the following Specialty Tracks:


-Social Justice

-Self, Soul & Text

-Judaism & Conflict Resolution

-Ikarim (Essentials)

 

Pardes also offers training for current and future Jewish experiential educators and classroom teachers, including graduate degree and certificate options: www.pardes.org.il/pcje

 

For a taste of dynamic community life at Pardes, click here.

 

In addition to opportunities to explore Israel, Pardes offers international travel opportunities, including organized trips to Germany and Turkey.

 

For more information, contact:


North America
Jenna King Brill (Pardes '12-'13)
Assistant Director of Recruitment, North America
(212) 447-4333
jenna@pardes.org
 
Israel & International
Erika Dahan
Associate Director of Recruitment, Israel
+972 2 673 5210 (ext 230)
erika@pardes.org.il

 
 

Yeshivat Darche Noam/ Shapell's

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Program Description

Maximize your time devoted to Jewish learning in Israel. Be part of a group of university-educated and professional men committed to lifelong Jewish intellectual, spiritual, and personal growth. Designed for motivated men from around the world, Yeshivat Darche Noam provides its students with expert instruction in classical Jewish literature along with responsible guidance in the area of spiritual growth. Our programs cater to adults committed to making Judaism the center of their lives.
 
You will strengthen your appreciation for the broad spectrum of Torah perspectives by studying the texts upon which these approaches are based. You will form close ties with a diverse and multifaceted faculty, and visit with families representing a range of Torah lifestyles. An approach based on mutual respect and tolerance will make you an advocate for Ahavat Yisrael.
 
Students who receive approval to not live in the dormitory and live off campus  receive a $4,000 per year discount or $2,000 per half-year discount (The discount is prorated for the amount of time in the program).
 

Israel Government Fellows

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Program Description

Israel Government Fellows is a Menachem Begin Heritage Center initiative in affiliation with Masa Israel. The program is endorsed by the Office of the Prime Minister and offers outstanding and highly motivated young Jewish leaders an experience at the heart of the Israeli government. Alongside internships in government offices or policy and diplomacy organizations, the program provides educational seminars, Hebrew language instruction and tours around the country. It is the only existing program of its kind for non-Israelis and is available for young Jews aged 22-30 with at least a first degree. The program’s duration is ten months and is based in Jerusalem. As well as working closely with government officials, prominent thinkers or social activists, participants will attend weekly seminars and travel throughout the country. They will meet with Israeli officials, policy makers, journalists, and a wide range of public figures; as well as exploring their own connection to Israel, Zionism and the Jewish people. The program provides Fellows with invaluable work experience and leadership development.

It is a unique opportunity for aspiring Jewish leaders to develop their talents while contributing to Israeli politics and society, learning about Israeli history and culture, and strengthening their connection with the Jewish state.

 

The cost of the program is $11,000 but every participant is eligible for an automatic grant from the Begin Center of $2,000.
Fellows will have the opportunity to arrange their own accommodation in Jerusalem – or in Tel Aviv for the few cases of Fellows interning there.
Alternatively, we can reserve a room for them at the Student Village of the Hebrew University in the French Hill neighborhood of Jerusalem. They can either:
Stay there for just two months (Sep-Oct), while they look for an apartment here. 
OR
Remain at the Student Village for the full ten months of the program. 
The estimated cost of renting a room at the Student Village will be 2,400 NIS a month (approx. $600).
 

 

For more information, contact:

(p): 972 2-565-2027
(f): 972 2-565-2010

 

Julia Kingsdale
Emily Shelton
MITF - Masa Tlalim, 2011-2012
Suzanne Arian
Chris Harty
2011-2012