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Update from Masa Israel

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Over the last few days, Israeli population centers have been targeted by rocket fire from Gaza, and the Israel Defense Forces have launched Operation Protective Edge, with the aim of restoring stability to Israeli civilians. The safety and security of Masa Israel Journey program participants, staff and partners is our top priority.
 

4 Hidden Treasures of Tel Aviv - in Mini Israel

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by Maria Olshanskaya, WUJS Israel intern
 
Even if you’ve been to Israel a dozen times, the seemingly kitschy exhibit at Mini Israel might reveal to you the hidden gems you’ve been missing on prior visits.
 

Masa Israel Journey Names New North American Director

Masa Israel Journey Names New North American Director

Masa Israel Journey Names New North American Director

July 2, 2014

David B. Miller, of Teaneck, New Jersey, was recently named Director of Masa Israel Journey North America. 

Miller comes to Masa Israel after working at Yeshiva University for six years, the past three of which he served as Chief Operations Officer in the Office of Admissions, during which time undergraduate admissions increased by 16%.


Originally from Montreal, Canada, Miller studied business administration, political science, and theater at McGill and Concordia University, and spent a year in Israel learning at Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavne.


Miller has worked in management, marketing, and operations in both the nonprofit and for-profit world, and is charged with growing the number of North American young adults spending 5-12 months in Israel on long-term programs. He will work alongside Masa Israel’s recently-appointed CEO, Liran Avisar Ben-Horin, who previously served as the Chief of Staff of the Director General of the Prime Minister’s Office.


Founded in 2004 as a joint project of the Government of Israel and The Jewish Agency for Israel, Masa Israel celebrated its 10-year anniversary this year and continues to bring more than 10,000 young adults from around the world on immersive, meaningful programs in Israel annually.


Miller lives in Teaneck, New Jersey with his wife Elissa, a pre-school teacher at Yeshivat Noam, and their three children.

Masa Israel Connections: Online Networking Event

Masa Israel Connections: Online Networking Event

July 9, 2014 - 11:00

  Online  - 

Connect with fellow alumni in your field or city at our online networking event on July 9!

At Masa Israel Journey, we know that getting started in a community can be tough. We want to help make that easier by providing you with the best resources around...one another! During the Masa Israel Connections Event you will:

  • Connect with Masa Israel alumni living in or returning to your area. 
  • Share your amazing experiences from Israel with someone who has done it before and truly gets it. 
  • Begin to Build your ideas for the future.

Alumni: Do you have experience to share with current participants about transitioning back or do you yourself want to get involved locally? Connect with current participants or meet with seasoned alumni.


Current Participants: Are you starting to think about returning home? You will make useful connections that will help you transition. 



Through the event you will have a chance to connect with alumni based on where they are currently. Connect with as many communities as you like to meet people and hear about opportunities. You never know what you might learn!


Click here to sign up!

 

IDC - MA in Finacial Economics

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Program Description

MA in Financial Economics.
Arison School of Business & School of Economics.
One Year M.A in Financial Economics Taught in English.
 
The purpose of the one-year program is to provide in-depth training in both Economics and Finance in order to prepare students for jobs in the financial sector. The program provides quantitative tools and deep knowledge in economics, finance and risk management. It also trains students for diverse positions as senior economists and analysts in financial institutions and for financial management positions in business companies, investment houses, asset management companies, pension funds, public institutions, regulatory bodies and more.
 

 

Highlights

•World renowned lecturers from leading universities in Israel and across the world with rich academic and research experience.
 
•Optional study trip to London where students will have the opportunity to contact international financial companies and be exposed to their work methods.
 
• Option of research track with M.A. thesis, or a study track without a thesis.
 
• The program has an advisory committee comprised of senior personnel in financial-economic fields in the Israeli and global markets. The committee assists in the formation of the academic program and advises on how to adapt the curriculum to the ever-changing needs of the market, and how to best prepare the students for integration in the job market.
 
• Classes will consist of both veteran Israelis and international students.
• Studies will be held two days a week in the afternoons in six mini semesters of six weeks each, with two-week exam periods in between.
 

David Miller

David Miller

Director, North America

 

Film Jerusalem

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Program Description

Film Jerusalem, a unique program initiated by the Sam Spiegel School of Television and Film and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rothberg International School (RIS), combines professional training in film production, academic study and exposure to Israel’s challenging social, historical and cultural environment. The program offers advanced study in the theoretical and practical aspects of documentary film making, and students carry out their own productions under the guidance of the school’s professional staff.
 
In addition, students choose from a wide range of academic courses in Israel and Middle Eastern Studies, Comparative Religion and Behavioral Sciences as well as Hebrew or Arabic Language. Applicants must submit a portfolio.
 

Hebrew University Spring in Jerusalem Honors Program

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Program Description

This exciting joint initiative of Harvard University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is designed for outstanding students in their third and fourth years of study who are looking for a unique intellectual challenge. Participants study together with Israelis in advanced-level courses offered in English by various departments of the Hebrew University. Hebrew and Arabic language classes are available at different levels of expertise. Students experience Israel through field trips, social encounters with prominent Israelis, supervised internships, independent research projects and a variety of extracurricular activities. The program runs from mid-January to late June. 
 
 

Oranim College - Preparitory Studies: Education for French Speakers

Program Description

This program is conducted in French.