IDC - Coding Bootcamp

Program Description

The IDC Coding Bootcamp is a 5-month unique coding program that combines intensive computer programming studies with practical hands-on experience interning with Israeli companies. In addition, students are exposed to Israel’s innovation ecosystem and get entrepreneurship training– they attend lectures, meet industry leaders and entrepreneurs and engage with fellow Israelis.

The bootcamp’s goal is to help individuals with no coding experience become junior developers, with advanced knowledge in a range of cutting edge technologies.

Some technologies we teach are: HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, jQquery, angular.js, Cordova, Bootstrap, Node.js, MongoDB PhoneGap and more

Academic credits: gain 6 IDC academic credits from courses in entrepreneurship.


Program structure:

•12-week Intensive Coding Training – Students take part in a full time coding bootcamp and graduate with the skills to be excellent junior full-stack developers.

•8-week Coding Internship - Students learn how to work as a developer in a tech/startup environment. Students also attend weekly study meeting with program instructors to discuss and troubleshoot challenges that come up during the work week.

•Job Placement - Following the program, our staff will help participants wishing to start a new life in Israel with their first steps in finding a job. Excelling students will be offered paid employment through our hiring partners.



The Bootcamp

In our 12 week coding bootcamp we teach students basic and advanced concepts in computer programming, while practicing the use of current technologies right from the get go.

We strongly believe that exercise and practice are the building blocks to acquire and perfect programming skills. That’s why you will spend most of your time coding – whether working on daily exercises or on larger group projects.


The Internship

After the 12-week coding bootcamp, students begin an 8-week internship. Our staff matches program participants with local tech companies, emphasizing the best fit for participants’ needs and interests. This unique program feature provides a gateway to employment in Israel, as well as a great addition to your resume – if you prefer to go back and work in your home country.

After 5 months…

If you are successful in the training and internship, you can proceed to a career as a developer- either back in your country of origin or in Israel. For those interested in making Aliyah, our staff can assist in finding a permanent job and blending into the Israeli society and tech ecosystem.


Hebrew Learning

Our program includes a portion of Hebrew learning. Understanding the local language can significantly enhance your experience and help you immerse yourself in the local culture.


You will be exposed to different industries and innovation opportunities and have the opportunity to mingle with influencers and meet fellow Israelis.


The Experience

In addition to our coding curriculum, our program includes a variety of cultural and enrichment activities. As part of the IDC international community, we welcome you to participate in trips, holiday celebrations, and joint events with other groups on campus.

Be prepared to:

• Explore Tel Aviv’s nightlife

• Go on beautiful hikes and bike trips

• Celebrate local and international holidays

• Relax on the beach or at the park on free evenings and weekends

• And much much more…


Masa Israel's Favorite Purim Costumes

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Purim is only days away, and Masa Israel Journey wants to help you get into the holiday spirit. You've heard plenty from our participants and alumni about their holiday celebrations and Israel experiences. Now, it's time to hear from our North American staff and get to know some of the people who help thousands of Jewish young adults live Israel like a local!



House of Cards: Israel Edition

House of Cards: Israel Edition

February 27, 2015

With the Israeli elections just weeks away, Masa Israel Journey organized events to help participants understand the ins and outs of the 2015 Israeli elections. 


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Masa Israel Elections Workship in Jerusalem

Over 200 Masa Israel participants attended workshops, in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, that were a crash course in Israeli elections and the current political landscape. Attendees gained a basic understanding of the key issues concerning Israeli voters, as they prepare to head to the polls on March 17,2015.  The workshops also provided them with information about Israel's numerous political parties, their platforms and the candidates vying to become the next prime minister of the State of Israel.


The highlight of the evening, for both Masa Israel participants and staff members alike, were the panel sessions featuring influential leaders, thinkers and activists who discussed national security, the Israeli economy, the Israeli elections process, and why the 2015 Israeli elections are different than past elections.


In Jerusalem, Haviv Retig Gur, political correspondent for The Times of Israel moderated the panel, which included numerous politicians: Yochai Zeid from Yesh Atid, Ashley Perry from Yisrael Beiteinu, Uri Bank from Bayet HaYehudi, Yehuda Glick from Likud and Gabe Sasson from Avoda.


The Tel Aviv panel, also moderated by Haviv Retig Gur, featured journalists: managing editor of Israel Hayom, Barney Breen-Portney; Israel Correspondent for JTA, Ben Sales; Knesset reporter for The Jerusalem Post, Lahav Harkov; correspondent for i24 News, Yael Wissner-Level; and editor of Mishpacha Magazine, Binyamin Rose.

Masa Israel Journey Dessert Reception at 2015 AIPAC Policy Conference

Masa Israel Journey Dessert Reception at 2015 AIPAC Policy Conference

March 2, 2015 - 07:30  -  March 2, 2015 - 09:30

  Washington, DC  -  United States

Join Masa Israel Journey alumni and staff for a dessert reception, Monday evening.

Take a load off from the hectic conference and satiate your sweet tooth. Network with Masa Israel alumni and staff, learn more about Masa Israel and enjoy a live performance by Masa Israel Teaching Fellow alum and Halleluja: Global Jewish Singing Contest 2014 finalist, Seth Reder.

Jodi Taube

Jodi Taube

English Speaking Desk Representative


US Toll free number


Rachel Moses

Rachel Moses

Regional Recruitment Manager

Not Your Bubbie's Hamantaschen: 9 Unique Recipes for Purim 2015

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Whether you prefer savory or sweet, these nine out-of-the-ordinary hamantaschen recipes are sure to satisfy your cravings this Purim. Just don't tell your bubbie what you did with the prune ones that she made for you. 


1. Pumpkin Chai Hammantaschen

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via Lil' Miss Cakes



Alisa Rank

Alisa Rank

Baltimore Representative.

Ariel Biel

Ariel Biel


The Jewish Week: Widen the Israel Discussion on Campus

The Jewish Week: Widen the Israel Discussion on Campus

February 17, 2015

Consul General of Israel in New York, Ido Aharoni, writes about the need to broaden conversations about Israel on American university campuses. 

He argues that, in addition to the 'Israeli-Palestinian/Arab conflict', conversations about Israel need to cover topics that resonate with college students, like sustainability, business health, and other issues that concern them. He goes on to commend those organizations, including Masa Israel Journey, that have set an example for the rest of the community:


"We should empower the organizations that have adopted this approach, when it comes to Israel. The efforts of organizations like Masa [Israel], Birthright, JNF, Lapid, AIPAC, JFNA, Hillel and others have resulted in a new phenomenon in which this generation is looking to Israel as a place of opportunity."


Read Ido Aharoni's full op-ed in The Jewish Week

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