MITF - Maase Olam -Youth Villages

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Program Description

Israel's youth village system is a culturally distinct approach to providing healthy learning environments for Israeli youth at risk and new immigrants between the ages of 12-18.

Israeli teens might choose to live and study in these agricultural communities for a variety of reasons: their family might be impoverished and unable to adequately care for them, they might have immigrated to Israel alone, they might have had a difficult time with social integration at their former schools, or they might simply be interested in the community values that the youth village embodies. Whatever the reason, the network of educators, mentors, and adoptive families in the village provides an environment for these teens to grow into thriving and compassionate adults.

Though there are countless benefits for the teens that grow up in this setting, one drawback is that they have less access to native English speakers than they would have if they lived in urban Israeli environments. This is the first time that an organized group of English-speaking Jews have been brought in to address this issue. We are looking for adventurous and socially conscious Jews from the Anglosphere who are not only interested in teaching English, but in leading informal education activities, and in serving as close mentors and role models for their students.

Highlights

The youth village is a product of the Jewish commitment to tikkun olam, and embodies the cliché but truthful maxim that "it takes a village to raise a child". The 10 months of the program will be highly challenging, but also profound. Those who work in a youth village tend to reflect on it as a transformative life experience.

A wide range of skills are useful in a youth village setting, so those with one or more of the following interests or attributes are encouraged to apply:

• Interest in social work, counseling or mentoring teens
• Background in constructive recreational activities like music, sports, dance, art, theatre, cooking, photography, etc.
• Interest in gardening, agriculture and/or animals
• Hebrew ability, as some students in the village have limited English
• European language ability, particularly French and Russian, for new immigrant students

Celebrities in Israel: 8 #LiveItLikeALocal moments in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and beyond

<div class="masa-blog-title">Celebrities in Israel: 8 #LiveItLikeALocal moments in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and beyond</div>

Celebrities – They’re just like us! Whether in Israel for business or pleasure, they know how to have a good time in the land of milk and honey. In honor of Chelsea Handler’s recent visit to Israel, here are 8 amazing moments from some our favorite stars in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and everywhere in between.


1. Claire Danes cozies up to an ice cream statue in Neve Tzedek

 

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Jennifer Morawetz

Jennifer Morawetz

Onward Israel & Masa Israel Journey Initiatives Coordinator
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Tal Bruck

Tal Bruck

Executive Assistant to CEO
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Idan Sestieri

Idan Sestieri

Marketing & Sales Project Manager. Chief of Security.
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Masa Israel Leadership Summit December 2014.

Masa Israel Leadership Summit December 2014.

December 17, 2014

Masa Israel Leadership Summit is an intensive, five day learning and skill-building seminar for exceptional participants of Masa Israel programs from around the world. 

 

Masa Israel Leadership Summit is an intensive, five day learning and skill-building seminar for exceptional participants of Masa Israel programs from around the world. The Seminar is designed to provide Masa participants the skills that will help them become  strong and active Jewish leaders through learning, leadership training, community service and getting involved in their local communities.

By offering them dynamic and interactive programming and a support network of peers from around the world; the Leadership Summit helps prepare Masa participants for active involvement in Jewish life on their return home. 

             

Israeli Cultural event: Explore Israeli Culture Firsthand.

Israeli Cultural event: Explore Israeli Culture Firsthand.

May 11, 2015 (All day)  -  May 11, 2015 (All day)

  Jerusale,Israel.  - 

Israeli Cultural event.

It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Take part in an evening when everything comes alive. Meet Israeli artists, singers, writer’s, dancers and actors celebrating together the multifaceted cultures of Israel.

Commemoration Ceremony for Israel’s Fallen Soldiers

Commemoration Ceremony for Israel’s Fallen Soldiers

April 21, 2015 (All day)  -  April 21, 2015 (All day)

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Commemoration Ceremony for Israel’s Fallen Soldiers      

Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day) begins with a siren at 8:00 pm. Join us for a special ceremony, created just for Masa Israel participants, to learn about and pay tribute to a few of the many fallen soldiers and victims of terror.                                                                             

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 15, 2015 (All day)  -  April 16, 2015 (All day)

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day.   

Holocaust Remembrance Day's central ceremony will be held in the evening at the Yad Vashem Museum, one of the world's largest memorials dedicated to the Holocaust. The following morning a siren will be sounded for two minutes throughout the entire country. With the joint cooperation of the Yad Vashem School for Holocaust Studies, we are hosting special educational activities that evening and throughout the following day.