Pardes Week 1: Orientation

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By Derek Kwait (First published on his blog for “The Jewish Chronicle” of Pittsburgh, Yinzer in Yerushalayim, 9 September 2011)
 
Sunday was orientation at Pardes. The getting-to-know-you introductions at the beginning made one thing clear straight-away—this is a place of diversity.
 
 

Yahel Social Change

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Program Description

The Yahel Social Change Program combines hands-on volunteer work with in-depth learning and immersion in a local Israeli neighborhood. Two locations are now available; Work with the Arab-Israeli community in Lod, or the Ethiopian-Israeli community in Ramat Eliyahu, Rishon LeZion. Yahel partners with local grassroots organizations working in the fields of empowerment, community development and education. 

As a participant, you’ll have the opportunity to work in local schools, youth centers, nonprofit organizations and community gardens and learn about important social justice issues such as minorities in Israel, community activism, relations between secular and religious populations, refugee and asylum seekers, and more.

Flight: Included

 

For more information, contact:

Nina Wanerman
US Phone:  +1.914.336.4807
Israel Cell: +972.54.877.7586
nina@yahelisrael.com
 
The Yahel Social Change Program is highly subsidized, reducing the program fee to as little as $1000 for eligible participants, which includes coverage of your round-trip flight.

 

 

Reformism - Your Personal & Professional Future

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Program Description

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Conservative Yeshiva

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Program Description

The Conservative Yeshiva is a welcoming, egalitarian and diverse learning community offering men and women the opportunity to seriously explore traditional Jewish texts.
 
You will study classical texts in the traditional chevruta (preparing with a study partner) and shiur (seminar-type classes) in an environment that is open to the wisdom of modern scholarship and the challenges of social change. Courses are offered at multiple levels in a flexible program accommodating student’s individual interests.
 

For more information, contact:

US: (781) 325-4631
 

Maslul Ishi - ITrack

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Program Description

Maslul Ishi is a customizable program designed by the Habonim Dror youth movement that allows you to choose your own personal experience in Israel. Whether you wish to study at an academic institution, intern at an Israeli company or volunteer at an international NGO, Maslul Ishi staff will work with you to create your own personal “path” in Israel.
 
The program includes mandatory Hebrew language study and ongoing support and guidance from a professional and knowledgeable staff. Depending on your interests, the staff will help you to create your own personal tailor-made program.
 

Hebrew University Graduate Studies

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Program Description

Hebrew University's non-degree graduate program offers a flexible academic framework for students who wish to participate in seminars and language courses from a variety of areas. While this program does not offer a degree, a full transcript will be provided in order to facilitate the transfer of credit to the student's home university. 
 
The areas covered by the program are precisely those for which the Hebrew University has acquired a reputation for excellence, and where Israel and Jerusalem provide a natural environment for advanced academic work: Biblical and Jewish Studies, Religion, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish Education, Israeli Society and Politics, and Nonprofit Management and Leadership. Language instruction is offered in Modern Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew, Akkadian, Biblical Aramaic, Literary Arabic, Colloquial Arabic and Greek.
 
Students who decide to pursue a graduate degree at the Hebrew University at either the Rothberg International School or one of the Hebrew University faculties/schools may use their time in the Graduate Year Program to improve their Hebrew and fulfill certain degree requirements. 
 

For more information, please contact:

972-2-58833482
 

Tel Aviv University International MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

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Program Description

English is the global language learned and taught in most countries around the world. As such, there is a growing demand for well-trained TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) experts with professional knowledge in English language teaching, curriculum planning, designing online programs for English learning, language testing and assessment, and more.
 
The M.A. in TESOL at Tel Aviv University is taught in English by distinguished professors of the Language Education program in the School of Education and consists of two interrelated components: academic studies in the field of English language teaching, and teaching internships in Israeli schools and institutions of higher education. Students receive close personal guidance and professional support in both university studies and in school practice. In addition, students participate in intensive Hebrew language studies (Ulpan). Graduates are awarded a Master of Arts degree in TESOL,which enables them to work in a wide variety of positions in the field including instruction and administration, textbook and test development, professional training and more.
 

For more information, contact:

 
 

Dance Journey

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Program Description

Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (KCDC) hosts a unique 5-month international dance program known as Dance Journey. Open to dancers 18-35 years of age from around the world, this incredible program provides an outstanding opportunity for professional development while dancing side-by-side with KCDC dancers while learning from one of the leading dance companies in the world.
 
Types of academic accreditation: Recognized an apprentice program by some academic institutions.
Types of certification: Upon completion, participants receive an official letter of recommendations upon request.
 

For more information, visit:

 

TCB - Videocom

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Program Description

This program is conducted in Russian.

 

Betar - Mabat

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Program Description

The Mabat program offers you an unforgettable experience in Israel, and enables you to feel how life is in Israel in an authentic way. Our participants live in apartments in Jerusalem, receive a monthly budget for meals and plan their own way of living.
 
The main part of this program is our Ulpan, learning Hebrew in a very intensive program, so participants can finish the program fluent Hebrew. With the combination of independence, trips and a family atmosphere, this is a unique way to explore Israel.