Tlalim - Masa Tlalim - Israel Corps

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Program Description

Spend five months living and volunteering alongside Israeli peers while making a meaningful impact on Israeli society. You’ll have the option to live in one of two culturally diverse locations, learn Hebrew and Arabic, and gain experience in ecotourism, social justice, entrepreneurship, and co-existence. 

 

Become part of the community in which you live and serve. This is your chance to gain a real world connection to Israeli society and its people. Along the way, we will crisscross the country on a series of travel experiences take you to parts of Israel that you’ve never seen before!
 
 
Masa Tlalim Volunteer is specially subsidized in partnership with the Jewish Agency’s “Project TEN: Global Tikkun Olam” initiative, a service learning initiative supporting communities throughout the world and in Israel. As a part of Project TEN, eligible Masa Tlalim Volunteer participants only pay $1,300, and the program covers meals, accommodations, activities, travel seminars and more.
 
 

For more information, contact:

Amanda Black

Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator

American: 718-831-2312

or 

 

Highlights

Green Tourism in Arad

Israel as a whole is a developed country with a thriving economy. Like many countries, it has regions that are economically and culturally vulnerable, like the Negev. However, the Negev has tremendous potential for growth in the areas of ecological tourism. This beautiful region, boasts the Dead Sea and Arava Valley to the east, the Mediterranean to the West, Eilat to the South, and the scenic Ramon Crater in the center.

 

Still, the Negev is the most sparsely populated region of Israel. Its distance from the country’s cultural and economic centers of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, along with the geographic isolation of many of its small towns and villages, make economic development a true challenge.

 

Volunteer activities in Arad focus on three main areas: Co-existence between the Jewish and Bedouin communities, ecological tourism, and strengthening communities of the elderly, children at risk, and new immigrants.

 

Israel Corp, a project of Israel Pathways and Project TEN, is a service-learning program. Participants develop their own passions, interests, and professional skills while they contribute to the development of the city of Arad. Participants work for up to nine hours each day on projects with local organizations. Interactive and educational seminars take place three to four times each week. Seminars cover a variety of topics, including Jewish values, social justice, and entrepreneurship. The seminars serve as a platform for developing a strong sense of community among program participants.


Sustainability, Education, and Co-Existence on Kibbutz Harduf
Over the past several years, Kibbutz Harduf has initiated numerous groundbreaking projects in education, services for those with special needs, mental health, welfare, and organic agriculture. As a result, the kibbutz became the country’s largest producer of organic agricultural products. The kibbutz also played a key role in the establishment of Israel’s first Waldorf School.


Israel Corps members live like locals on a unique kibbutz with approximately 650 residents, including 170 children and adults with special needs.  While living on Kibbutz Harduf, participants take part in creating a pluralistic Jewish community, as they learn about tikkun olam and sustainable agriculture from local experts. They also dedicate much of their time to co-existence work through social action programs between Jews, Bedouins, and Arabs, as well as other volunteer projects with local community partners. The program is a personal journey and an opportunity for young adults to explore their connection to humanity, the Jewish people, and planet Earth.


Travel

In addition to making a contribution to your host community, exploring Israel is a core component of Israel Corps – Project TEN. The program includes a series of educational tours in participants’ home region and beyond. These enrichment experiences are scheduled throughout the program and are designed to expose Israel Corps participants 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. Israel Pathways’ own professional guides lead these excursions and all of the travel expenses are included. In addition to day trips, the program covers weekend-long trips to many other parts of the country. During these longer trips, participants stay at hotels and guesthouses while taking part in seminars and programs with others Israel Pathways groups.

 

IDC - MA in Government: Thesis Track

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Program Description

The MA in Government with Thesis at IDC Herzliya Lauder School of Government Diplomacy and Strategy is intended for students who plan scholarly careers involving research and teaching. While research is at the core of the program, it also includes a selection of core and elective courses as well as directed study with a faculty advisor.
 
The program offers basic and advanced courses in government, politics, and international affairs, as well as interdisciplinary skills and will provide you with a practical and theoretical understanding of the field.
 

*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

Lenore Taplitzky

Director of Recruitment & Marketing

(212) 213-5962

RRIS.us@idc.ac.il

Israel & Abroad

Ayelet Weil

Admissions Coordinator - Masters Degrees

+972-9-952-7658

RRIS.master@idc.ac.il

 

Learning at Pardes

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By Zach Margulies, Pardes
 
After my first month at Pardes, I started getting into the routine of classes, and developed a pretty good sense of how the rest of the year would look.
 
They way we learn here is very different from the way we learn in college; in college, classes meet two or three times a week for an hour at a time, and the bulk of the work is done at home, alone.
 

A Shabbat away with community members

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Annie Shore, originally from Toronto, Canada, is on her second semester of the Yahel Social Change Program in Gedera. Below are some of her impressions from a Shabbat spent with the Gar’in from Gedera.
 
A couple of weeks ago, we went on a Shabbat trip to Kibbutz Machanayim in the North together with the Gar’in (intentional community) from Gedera.
 

Nightlife in Tel Aviv

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Here’s what Alex Schonkoff, a Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa 5 month Social Action participant from San Francisco, had to say about her experience with Tel Aviv’s amazing nightlife:
 
I arrived in Tel Aviv two months ago from San Francisco, a city that thrives on a very colorful nightlife. But as the bar closes in S.F.
 
 

Hineni

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Program Description

Hineni Shnat is a ten month Israel program for high-school graduates. The program encompasses volunteering, experiential and educational components, all within Hineni’s unique framework. A year in Israel with Hineni is a chance to connect to the Jewish homeland; to learn about Jewish history, culture and religion; to form friendships with other young people from Israel and around the world; to learn Hebrew; to explore one’s own Jewish, Zionist and personal identity; and to challenge oneself to learn and form opinions about the issues that affect Israel today.
 
The Hineni Shnat Program begins with AZYC Opening Seminar and Hineni Opening Seminar. Hineni Shnatties participate in Machon, a four-month intensive program facilitated by the Education Department of the Jewish Agency for Israel. Machon is a dynamic educational institution where participants engage in leadership training, Jewish education and Zionist learning together with youth movement members from around the world.
 
Hineni Shnat also includes a two-month Options Period where participants can choose from a number of volunteering and educational options such as MDA ambulance service, the Marva army program, studying in Yeshiva/ Midrasha Jewish learning centres and more. Shnatties spend approximately six weeks living and working on a Kibbutz as well as participating in Hineni Jewish Learning Seminars and shabbatonim throughout the program.

From Chicago Jewelers Row to the Ramat Gan Bourse

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By Joe Hakimian, Career Israel
 
Since the early years of high school, when most young adults are scrambling to comprehend all the choices around them, to select their university and to outline a path in life, I have had it easy.
 

Dance Journey Auditions

Dance Journey Auditions

June 12, 2011 - 12:06  -  June 12, 2011 - 15:00

BPStudio 618 MoultonLos Angeles, CA  -  United States

Audition for The Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company in Israel and for MASA Dance Journey 5 month apprentice program

For more information contact
maoryehuda@gmail.com
646-714 1212
www.kcdc.co.il

Q&A with Citigroup’s Director of Campus Strategy and Diversity Recruitment Deborah Bertan on internships in Israel

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In April 2011, Deborah Bertan, Citigroup’s Director of Campus Strategy and Diversity Recruitment, joined 12 other representatives from Fortune 500 companies to participate in Masa Israel Journey’s Employer Thought Leader Summit.
 

Meet an intern: Daniel Rothman, Ayalim Innovative Israel

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