Good things are growing in Gedera

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“The first time I tried to grow them for the greenhouse, the seedlings all died – I forgot to water them,” says Annie Shore, without sounding a bit guilty. Her second time around, she was more successful.
 

African Refugee Seder with Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa

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Recently many of the current volunteers and alumni of Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa shared their Jewich culture by participating in an early Passover seder with about 500 African migrants in South Tel Aviv.
 

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Tlalim - Zoom Israel

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Program Description

Spend five months in Tel Aviv gaining media/technology skills and experiencing life in the capital of Israeli cool. Return home with a marketable background in photography, film, and graphic design. Whether you want to explore a new career path or learn for fun, Zoom Israel is about enriching yourself and finding inspiration in the Land of Milk and Honey.
 
You will have the opportunity to take courses in photography, film, and graphic design. Each skills course is taught by local professionals in training centers that service Israeli students as well. In addition to learning cutting edge media/technology, the Zoom Israel program includes a series of educational programs and tours in the Tel Aviv area and beyond. These enrichment experiences are scheduled throughout the program and are designed to expose you to contemporary Israeli society, the intricacies of Jewish history, and the stunning beauty of Israel's ecology on a deeper level than a typical tour.
 

For more information, please contact:

Yael Miriam
(p): 013 219 7850
yael@israelpathways.com
 

Tel Aviv University International MA in Middle Eastern Studies

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Program Description

Over the duration of three back-to-back semesters, students who participate in the Master of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies (MAMES) program become immersed in the history and current affairs of the modern Middle East. Those who are interested in pursuing careers pertaining to the Middle East in the fields of journalism, diplomacy, government, think tank research, advocacy/activism, and academia will find an unparalleled opportunity to acquire an in-depth understanding of the political, social and economic dimensions of the region from within. This program will equip its graduates with the analytical tools and knowledge base to eventually become experts on a region whose geo-political developments regularly affect the state of global affairs. Students who complete the program are awarded an M.A. degree in Middle Eastern History from Tel Aviv University's prestigious department of Middle Eastern and African History. 
 
Graduate seminars in the MAMES program are taught by the TAU Department of Middle Eastern and African History's senior faculty and Ph.D. candidates - world-class experts and upcoming authorities in their fields. The MAMES program offers a well-rounded and thorough curriculum, including seminars and intensive language studies. Students are required to complete three core seminars and six elective seminars over the duration of three semesters. Prior to the first semester, students learn Hebrew in an intensive seven-week course, with the option to continue in the fall and spring semesters; a combination of spoken and classical Arabic language courses are mandatory for all three semesters of the program. There is no thesis-requirement for the MAMES program, however, students who would like to continue onto a Ph.D. program are able to complete a thesis project under the supervision of a member of the faculty. 
 
The program also includes a strong extracurricular component. Film and lecture series; field trips to the Arab-Israeli city of Umm al-Fahem and Petra, Jordan; and a study tour to a neighboring country (such as Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, or Turkey), accompanied by expert researchers, will enhance the students' knowledge and ability to understand and analyze the complexities of a region transitioning through a period of profound change. 
 

For more information, contact:

Chaya Ben Shimon
(p):972 3 -640 6504 
mames@post.tau.ac.il 
 

Tel Aviv University International MA in Archaeology & History of the Land of the Bible

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Program Description

The International MA Program in Archaeology and History of the Land of the Bible is a unique program of the Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures, in collaboration with the International School at Tel Aviv University. The program is the only one of its kind in Israel and in the world, allowing students from a variety of countries across the globe to study the Archaeology and History of the Land of the Bible – IN the Land of the Bible.
 
The program offers a unique window into the country’s perplexing and complex past, while introducing students to issues of theory and methodology. Over the course of the program students will explore the periods between the mid-second millennium BCE through the Muslim conquest in the seventh century CE. This will be done through the study of archaeological finds, biblical text and Ancient Near Eastern texts that illuminate the economic and social structures, diplomatic and political relations and religious practices of the inhabitants of ancient Israel, as well as tours of archaeological sites.
 
Throughout the third semester students will gain fieldwork experience in some of the most exciting excavations conducted in Israel by TAU scholars, in a four to six weeks excavation program. The International program in Archaeology and History of the Land of the Bible can be taken as a one year MA program (without thesis), as a two year MA program (with thesis), or as a one year credited course program towards a PhD
 
 

For more information, contact:

Nadin Reshef
(p): 972 3 -640 8099
(f): 972 3 640 6883
 

Tel Aviv University International MA in Security & Diplomacy

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Program Description

Israel is at the focus of the world's attention in both security and diplomacy matters. It is also the center of enormous professional expertise in both these fields. Embodying that unique knowledge and skill, our program brings together internationally renowned scholars and former leading practitioners in both security and diplomacy, offering students an exceptional learning experience in English. Educational tours and meetings with Israeli and foreign officials are incorporated into the curriculum. Students come from all over the world and are encouraged to take up internships and other extra-curricular activities during their year stay in Israel.The program provides advanced knowledge and analytic tools for the study of strategy, diplomacy, decision-making and the shaping of security and foreign policy. The outlook of the program is global, with a special focus on Israel and the Middle East. At the practical level, the program prepares students for engagement in the international arena, defense bodies, international organizations (both governmental and NGOs) and international economic organizations. Alumni and current students in the Security and Diplomacy program have secured jobs and internships at Israel's preeminent think tanks, numerous embassies, media and advocacy organizations, the United Nations, a private security company and other public and private employers.

 

For more information, contact:

Shira Betesh - Galili: secdip@post.tau.ac.il

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Tel Aviv University International MA in Jewish Studies

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Program Description

Tel Aviv University is proud to offer the world's only one-year intensive MA in Jewish Studies to be taught in English in a Hebrew-speaking environment. 
 
Our new MA offers a series of intimate encounters with the classical texts of Jewish culture, from biblical to modern times. Its intellectual home is in the department of Hebrew Culture Studies at Tel Aviv University, the single largest Jewish Studies department in the world, covering central fields including Bible, Talmud and Midrash, Medieval Philosophy and Mysticism, Modern Thought and Hebrew Language.
 
Our new MA courses are taught by a team of dedicated lecturers, with world-class expertise in their respective fields and all utterly committed to teaching excellence.  Our courses are all text-centered, with primary texts in Hebrew (with translations), and secondary reading and teaching in English.  Our aim is to provide our students with the skills and tools that constitute the foundation of Jewish text study, whether in the university, the synagogue, church or other religious institution, for community service or for personal benefit.
 
We are keen to help our students to interpret the texts they study in their  cultural and historical contexts.  Tel Aviv's location provides excellent opportunities for on-site study.  Students can enhance their understanding of 1st CE texts  through a series of guided excursions to archeological digs and other key locations in the Galilee, Judean desert, and Jerusalem.
 
MA courses are offered in biblical theology, the history of Hebrew language, rabbinic exegesis and midrash, talmudic and Christian texts, Jewish mysticism, medieval philosophy and kabbalah, ancient Jewish magic, and modern Jewish thought. Our MA is designed to provide an excellent foundation for further graduate studies in Jewish Studies and other fields involving text work. It attracts Humanities graduates from All around the world. Its graduates are well equipped for work in Jewish and other communities and institutions, museums, and branches of education.
 

For more information, contact:

Emily Levy
(p):972 3-640 9302