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Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa

Program Description

Volunteer or intern for 5 or 10 months and learn about the issues facing Israeli society, on the only post-college program with Israeli participants in the group. Work with refugees from Darfur and Eritrea, Arab-Jewish coexistence, and much more. Learn Hebrew, travel around Israel and get to know the country and society better than you ever thought possible.
 
Tikkun Olam's Coexistence Track seeks to build mutual understanding between Jews and Arabs in the diverse communities of Jaffa through volunteer work and education, and by focusing locally on the issues facing Jews and Arabs in Israel today. The Social Action Track will immerse you in the multicultural communities of southern Tel Aviv in which you volunteer and study, offering a first-hand perspective into the struggling neighborhoods of South Tel Aviv.
 
The new Internship Track will enable you to gain valuable career experience in the non-profit sector, while making a difference for Israel's disadvantaged populations and learning about the complex issues facing Israeli society. 
 

For more information, contact:

Shana Feld

Director of Admissions

tikkunolam@bina.org.il

+972-58-7336788

 

 

  • Main Subject: Volunteer Programs, Jewish Studies, Professional Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Coexistence, Education, International Humanitarian Work, Social Action / Volunteering 
  • Duration:
  • 4.5, 9.5 Months 
  • Age:
  • 19-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Unaffiliated 
  • Organizer:
  • Bina Merhavim 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Kali Silverman 
  • tikkunolam@bina.org.il 
  • http://www.tikkunolamisrael.org 
  • Program Dates:
  • August 31,2016 - June 16,2017, TEL AVIV - YAFO, $11000
  • February 05,2017 - June 16,2017, TEL AVIV - YAFO, $7300
  • September 03,2017 - June 15,2018, TEL AVIV - YAFO, $7500
  • September 03,2017 - January 25,2018, TEL AVIV - YAFO, $7500
  • February 04,2018 - June 15,2018, TEL AVIV - YAFO, $7500

Hanoar Hatzioni - Shnat Hachshara

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Program Description

This program is conducted in Spanish.
  • Main Subject: Experiential Programs, Youth Movement Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Advocacy, Intensive Hebrew Language, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Kibbutz, Leadership, Social Action / Volunteering 
  • Duration:
  • 9, 9.5 Months 
  • Age:
  • 17-20 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • Spanish, English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Unaffiliated 
  • Organizer:
  • Hanoar Hatzioni 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Hanoar Hatzioni - Shnat Hachshara 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Dafna Rosenberg 
  • hholamit@netvision.co.il 
  • http://"http://www.hholamit.org.il/shnat_hachshara.asp?ln=en 
  • Program Dates:
  • August 29,2016 - June 10,2017, , $15300
  • February 21,2017 - December 03,2017, , $15300
  • August 28,2017 - May 27,2018, , $15175
  • February 12,2018 - November 08,2018, JERUSALEM, $15175

Yahel Social Change

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Program Description

The Yahel Social Change Program combines hands-on volunteer work with in-depth learning and immersion in a local Israeli neighborhood. Two locations are now available; Work with the Arab-Israeli community in Lod, or the Ethiopian-Israeli community in Ramat Eliyahu, Rishon LeZion. Yahel partners with local grassroots organizations working in the fields of empowerment, community development and education. 

As a participant, you’ll have the opportunity to work in local schools, youth centers, nonprofit organizations and community gardens and learn about important social justice issues such as minorities in Israel, community activism, relations between secular and religious populations, refugee and asylum seekers, and more.

 

For more information, contact:

Nina Wanerman
Digital Media and Recruitment Coordinator
+972-54-877-7586
 
The Yahel Social Change Program is highly subsidized, reducing the program fee to as little as $1000 for eligible participants, which includes coverage of your round-trip flight.

 

  • Main Subject: Volunteer Programs
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  • Keywords:
  • Coexistence, Education, Social Action / Volunteering 
  • Duration:
  • 9 Months 
  • Age:
  • 21-27 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Unaffiliated 
  • Organizer:
  • Yahel - Registered NGO 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Yahel Social Change 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Nina Wanerman 
  • (p):972 54 484 3007 
  • nina@yahelisrael.com 
  • http://www.yahelisrael.com/ 
  • Program Dates:
  • October 06,2016 - June 30,2017, RISHON LEZIYYON, $14000
  • September 25,2017 - June 30,2018, RISHON LEZIYYON, $14000

Maccabi - Bekeff

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Program Description

 
Maccabi World Union is a Jewish and Zionist Movement providing extensive sports, educational, social and cultural activities based on the centrality of Israel in modern Jewish life.  Led by democratically-elected officials at all levels, Maccabi is open to Jews of all affiliations and is a general Zionist Union with no allegiance to any political Party viewpoint. Active in Jewish Communities worldwide - more than 450,000 Jews in 400 institutions of 65 countries in 5 Continents, Maccabi is organized through territorial and regional organizations.
 
Maccabi programs are offered internationally. The youngsters and young adults who participate in our programs come from all over the world - from Australia to Mexico, Great Britain to Argentina, USA to South Africa, and Canada to Brazil.
 
Bekeff  is a customizable program offered by Maccabi World Union, allowing you to choose which phases to join, when to do them and for how long. The modules offered within each phase include Kibbutz life, Eilat diving course, Marva (army basic training simulation), MDA (ambulance volunteering), social work in Tel Aviv, ulpan and more.
 
  • Main Subject: Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Intensive Hebrew Language, International Humanitarian Work, Kibbutz, Social Action / Volunteering 
  • Duration:
  • 4.5, 5, 8, 9, 10.5 Months 
  • Age:
  • 17-29 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • Hebrew, Portuguese, Spanish, English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Unaffiliated 
  • Organizer:
  • Maccabi World Union 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Maccabi - Bekeff 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Rotem Snir 
  • (p):972 3 671 5881 
  • rotems@maccabi.org 
  • Program Dates:
  • August 15,2016 - April 19,2017, , $16300
  • January 19,2017 - October 15,2017, TEL AVIV - YAFO, $12500
  • February 21,2017 - July 02,2017, , $8800
  • August 14,2017 - July 01,2018, JERUSALEM, $16500
  • August 14,2017 - January 07,2018, JERUSALEM, $7700

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Posted September 24th, 2011
 
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Posted September 24th, 2011
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Posted September 8th, 2011
 
By Billie Hirsch, OTZMA
 
Shabbat Shalom! And Shalom from Karmi’el, Israel, my new home for the next three months. My name is Billie Hirsch, and I am a 22-year old recent graduate of Emmanuel College in Boston, as well as a participant of OTZMA in its 26th and best (says yours truly) year for 2011-2012.
 
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