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Introducing: The 2015-2016 Masa Israel Alumni Fellows">Introducing: The 2015-2016 Masa Israel Alumni Fellows

Posted October 14th, 2015

The Masa Israel Alumni Fellowship is an opportunity for a select few outstanding alumni to represent Masa Israel Journey in their home communities and on a national level.


This exclusive program provides Fellows with unmatched leadership training as well as opportunities for personal and professional development and networking with Jewish communal leaders.


Each fellow will attend the Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly (GA), as well as his or her choice of a major national Jewish conference. Through these events and exclusive shabbatonim, the Masa Israel Alumni Fellowship creates a community of practice and the future leadership of the Masa Israel Alumni Community.


Over the course of the next year, each Fellow will create and implement a unique impact project in order to increase alumni involvement or help recruit new participants to Masa Israel programs in his or her community.


Stay tuned over the next few months, as we highlight an Alumni Fellow every week.


Here are this year’s Masa Israel Alumni Fellows:

 

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alt="amy altchuler"alt="andria kaplan"

alt="arya marvazy)alt="axel angeles"

alt="erica bergstein"alt="gidon frank"

alt="grant kudert"alt="jennifer handel"

alt="jordan goldschmidt"alt="joshua entis"

alt="molly radler"alt="samantha shevgert"

alt="sarah wesson"

 

What’s Different About Yom Kippur in Israel?">What’s Different About Yom Kippur in Israel?

Posted September 21st, 2015

There’s nothing quite like the High Holidays – or, as the locals call them, the chagim – in Israel.

 

Generally considered the most important holiday of the year, Yom Kippur is a particularly unique day to spend in Israel. Here are just four ways in which Yom Kippur is different in Israel:

 

1. The Country Practically Shuts Down

 

Aardvark Israel - Year

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Program Description

Aardvark Israel Programs offer Jewish students from around the world the opportunity to “MAKE ISRAEL YOURS,” by providing a tailor-made, modular curriculum, so students can build a customized experience in Israel.  Aardvark offers volunteering and internships, the chance to study and earn university academic credit, an opportunity to explore the hidden gems of Israel through trips and excursions, and independent living in apartments in the center of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.  Our experienced staff and high ratio of staff to students allow Aardvark to cater to the different interests of our international student population.


You can customize your experience even further by choosing one of our

 

Special Interest Add-Ons:


- Israeli Military Track, including Marva basic training in the Israeli Army
- Mind-Body Track (Psychology and Medicine track), including volunteering with Magen David Adom ambulances
- Entrepreneurship Track
- Law and Government Track
- Sea Sports Track
- Social Media and Communication Track
- Nepal Cultural Exchange

Highlights

- Live in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem
- Opportunities for international travel to Europe, Africa and Asia
- Unique internship and volunteering opportunities

  • Main Subject: Experiential Programs, Freshman Year Studies, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Advocacy, Education, Intensive Hebrew Language, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish Studies, Social Action / Volunteering 
  • Duration:
  • 4, 4.5, 5, 9, 11.5 Months 
  • Age:
  • 17-21 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Organizer:
  • Aardvark Tourism Ltd 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Aardvark Israel - Year 
  • Accommodation:
  • Not Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • August 28,2017 - May 23,2018, , $21490   Apply to this program
  • August 28,2017 - May 23,2018, , $19990   Apply to this program
  • August 28,2017 - December 28,2017, , $11990   Apply to this program
  • January 08,2018 - December 27,2018, , $11990   Apply to this program
  • January 08,2018 - June 11,2018, , $19990   Apply to this program
  • January 08,2018 - May 23,2018, , $11990   Apply to this program

Aardvark International

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Program Description

Aardvark International combines a dynamic Israel program with travel to EIGHT different countries allowing students to further cultivate their knowledge of the Jewish People’s history in the Diaspora, experience different cultures, and learn about Israel’s place in the international community.  In Israel, the program offers Jewish students the opportunity to “MAKE ISRAEL YOURS,” by providing a tailor-made, modular curriculum, so students can build a customized experience in Israel.  Aardvark offers volunteering and internships, the chance to study and earn university academic credit, an opportunity to explore the hidden gems of Israel through trips and excursions, and independent living in apartments in the center of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.  Our experienced staff and high ratio of staff to students allow Aardvark to cater to the different interests of our international student population.


Complementing the Israel experience, Aardvark International participants will travel once a month to a foreign country (France, Spain, Czech Republic, China, Ethiopia, Italy, Germany, and Holland.) This program is perfect for students who love to travel and want to have a unique, global adventure.


In addition, students may customize their experience even further by choosing one of our


Special Interest Add-Ons:


- Israeli Military Track, including Marva basic training in the Israeli Army
- Mind-Body Track (Psychology and Medicine track), including volunteering with Magen David Adom ambulances
- Entrepreneurship Track
- Law and Government Track
- Sea Sports Track
- Social Media and Communication Track
- Nepal Cultural Exchange

Highlights

- Live in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem
- International travel to Europe, Africa and Asia
- Unique internship and volunteering opportunities
- Live with students from all over the world
- Earn university academic credit

  • Main Subject: Experiential Programs, Freshman Year Studies, Gap Year (Programs)
  •  
  • Keywords:
  • Advocacy, Education, Intensive Hebrew Language, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish Studies, Social Action / Volunteering 
  • Duration:
  • 9 Months 
  • Age:
  • 17-21 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Organizer:
  • Aardvark Tourism Ltd 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Aardvark International 
  • Price:
  • $ 19990 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • August 28,2017 - May 23,2018  Apply to this program

Global Green MBA">Global Green MBA

Hebrew university - M.A. in Human Rights & Transitional Justice

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Program Description

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem's (HU) Law Faculty, is inviting applications for its International M.A. in Human Rights and Transitional Justice offered to graduates of B.A. programs in political science, international relations and other academic disciplines related to the fields of human rights and transitional justice.
 
The M.A. Program offers 20-25 academic courses with top legal experts from Israel, Europe and North America, including courses on international humanitarian law, counter-terrorism law, international courts and tribunals, transitional justice, the law of the United Nations, legal aspects of the Middle-East conflict, international criminal law, international human rights law etc.
 

Highlights

The Program will include two main characteristics: The first, theoretical courses which provide a substantial interdisciplinary understanding in fields such as human rights and transitional justice. The second will include comparative and historic courses, in which the students will be exposed to relevant cases dealt with by different countries at different time periods. Special emphasis will be given to the Israeli-Arab conflict and its resolution.
 
Academically and practically inclined students with strong backgrounds in human rights, conflict resolution and transitional justice are invited to apply to the Program. We hope to see you become part of our growing family of leading human rights and transitional justice experts around the world!
 
  • Main Subject: Graduate Academic Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Advocacy 
  • Duration:
  • 8 Months 
  • Age:
  • 21-30 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Organizer:
  • The Hebrew University - Rothberg International School 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Hebrew university - M.A. in Human Rights & Transitional Justice 
  • Price:
  • $ 16000 
  • Accommodation:
  • Not Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • October 22,2017 - June 28,2018  Apply to this program