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.

 

 

Budokan Martial Arts & Fitness Program

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Program Description

Budokan Israel is a challenging five-month adventure which combines world-class martial arts and fitness instruction. These intensive trainings are being taught by world class instructors, Olympic coaches and martial arts champions. Participants will take part in a Hebrew language and Israeli history course, exciting excursions across the country and inspiring volunteer projects.

 

Participants will have the opportunity to take part in a first aid certification course run by Magen David Adom who is Israel's national emergency medical ambulance service. This is being offered in conjunction with a training and recovery course.

 

All of your training at Budokan Israel will take place in the context of exploring Israel while giving you the time you need to explore and make lifelong friends in the process. Budokan Israel is the complete adventure for someone who wants an exciting experience, to get in better shape, interested in achieving a martial arts belt or a high ranking one. We look forward to training with you!

 

For more information, please contact:

In Israel: Leesa Oved

+972-52 613 0918

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.
 

Top Israel Interns - Internships in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv

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Program Description

Ready to be exceptional in your field? Launch your career with Top Israel Interns. Learn from the best and gain invaluable professional experience while working in one of Israel’s most sought after internships.

With 5 month programs in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, you’ll gain the full experience of being a young professional in Israel. Live in high-end, trendy apartment accommodation in the heart of either f these buzzing city centers, only moments away from the Machane Yehuda market (Jerusalem), or a 10 minute walk from the beach (Tel Aviv).

Top Israel Interns, will match you with a Placement Coordinator who will assess your interests and professional goals, and then work to ensure that you are placed in an internship which will help you achieve your career objectives. To view our ever expanding network of internship opportunities, please visit our Placements page.

Aside from hands on practical experience, you will also get a taste of life as a young professional in Israel. The Top Israel Interns 5 month program includes a month-long Hebrew language course, along with weekly social activities and a variety of exciting trips around the country.

 
For more information, contact:

Gavriella Bigio or Joanna Pilowsky
US: 1-888-366-2578
US: 1-646-741-3304
UK: 44-203-808-6656
IL:  972-747-150100
info@topisraelinterns.com
 

 

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.
 

Celebrate like a local: festivals during Sukkot 2011

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Growing up, you might have celebrated Sukkot by going to your family, friends’, or synagogue’s sukkah, shaking the lulav and etrog, and eating outside under the stars. But if you are spending this Sukkot in Israel, there’s no reason to stay confined to your backyard—use the whole country as your sukkah!
 

Seven unique ways to spend the chagim in Israel

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Every time we ask alumni of Masa Israel programs what the best part of their semester or year was in Israel, the same things are repeated over and over: freedom to explore Israel on their own, Yom Ha’atzmaut (Independence Day) and the other national holidays in the spring, and thechagim—the High Holidays.
 
It’s no wonder.
 

Beyachad – Avi Chai & Masa Camp Fellows

Beyachad – Avi Chai & Masa Camp Fellows

December 15, 2011 (All day)  -  December 16, 2011 (All day)

  Israel  - 

Collaboration between Masa Israel and the Avi Chai Foundation to train Masa participants, who will be working at a camp the following summer, in bringing Israel to the camp community.

(Application details will be published in a later date)

Masa Alumni Shabbaton

Masa Alumni Shabbaton

January 31, 2012 (All day)  -  February 1, 2012 (All day)

  Jerusalem, Israel  - 

 

Want to reconnect with Masa? Want to reunite with your fellow BFLers? Want to share your experiences with us since you’ve graduated? 

Join us as we jumpstart Masa Israel’s alumni activities in Israel.