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Aardvark Israel - Selah

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Program Description

Aardvark Israel - Selah offers Jewish students from around the world the opportunity to “MAKE ISRAEL YOURS” through enriching Jewish learning and experiences in a co-ed, non-coercive atmosphere.  Students will explore their Jewish identity, ask questions and enjoy their Jewish learning in an open and supportive environment.
While living in apartments in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, students will volunteer or intern, tour the hidden gems of Israel through trips and excursions, take academic courses, study in a Beit Midrash, have unique Jewish experiences, celebrate Shabbat with different communities in Israel and interact with amazing Rabbis and Jewish educators.  Our experienced staff and high ratio of staff to students allow Aardvark to cater to the different interests of our international student population. This program is for young adults who love to learn, interact with many different types of people and want to be immersed into Israeli society.


In addition to the core components of the program, students may customize the experience even further by choosing one of our
Special Interest Add-Ons:


- Mind-Body Track (Psychology and Medicine track), including volunteering with Magen David Adom ambulances
- Israeli Military Track, including Marva basic training in the Israeli Army
- Nepal Cultural Exchange

Highlights

- Live in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem
- Opportunities for international travel to Europe, Africa and Asia
- Enriching Beit Midrash and experiential Jewish learning
- Unique internship and volunteering opportunities
- Live with students from all over the world

  • Main Subject:
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  • Keywords:
  • 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 Israel - Selah 
  • Price:
  • $ 19990 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Simon Cohen 
  • info@aardvarkisrael.com 
  • Program Dates:
  • August 29,2016 - May 29,2017  Apply to this program

Nativ - Hebrew University Track

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Program Description

Nativ is a challenging academic year program dedicated to creating and inspiring the Conservative Jewish leaders of tomorrow. Nativ, which means “path” in Hebrew, provides its participants with a unique opportunity to explore new directions on the journey to becoming a Jewish adult. From September to May, Nativ participants are immersed in the rich and diverse society of Israel, exploring the land and enjoying a fulfilling Conservative Jewish lifestyle. The program includes academic university classes, intensive Hebrew classes and innovative leadership training. Nativ enables recent high school graduates to earn college credits for their studies while living in a classroom without walls.

A year of true exploration, Nativ provides the freedom for personal discovery as well as the security of a carefully structured program. This unforgettable experience is created through an intricate balance between academics and volunteer work, learning and teaching, personal challenge and community living. Participants on Nativ return from the year with a stronger attachment to the land of Israel as well as a deeper passion for Judaism, enthusiastic to share with their North American communities what they have learned.

  • Main Subject: Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Education, Jewish Studies 
  • Duration:
  • 8, 9 Months 
  • Age:
  • 18-19 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Organizer:
  • United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Nativ - Hebrew University Track 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Deborah Shafran 
  • (p):646 519 9246 / 972 2 966 3824 
  • Nativ@uscj.org 
  • nativ.org 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 04,2017 - May 10,2018, JERUSALEM, $25700   Apply to this program

MITF - Bina Merchavim

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Program Description

Masa Israel Teaching Fellows Bina is a program designed to close the achievement gap within Israel’s education system, as well as provide equal learning opportunities for both Jewish and Arab youth alike. 

 

On Masa Israel Teaching Fellows Bina you will spend 25-30 hours a week working as an English teaching assistant in a local elementary or middle school, whose educational systems traditionally lag behind those in better-off areas of Israel. Additionally, you will volunteer 5 hours a week outside the classroom, in an organization of your choosing within the community. Masa Israel Teaching Fellows Bina gives you the opportunity to work with many diverse populations of Israel. 

 

Through Masa Israel Teaching Fellows Bina you will get to participate in a 60 hour teacher-training course taught by Israel’s Ministry of Education, Ulpan (Hebrew learning) classes to help you learn the language and really immerse yourself into Israeli society, as well as weekly enrichment classes focused on co-existence and social justice.

 

Israel Teaching Fellows is highly subsidized by Israel’s Ministry of Education and Masa Israel allowing the cost of the program to only be $1,000 including living accommodations, flight-reimbursement, and a monthly stipend. 

 

Highlights

Our ITF Cities 
 
 
Rahat 
 
Rahat is the first and largest Bedouin city in Israel. The Arab Bedouin of the Negev are a traditionally nomadic people who have become mostly sedentarized in the last 100 years. Founded in the late '70s, Rahat is populated by more than 33 Bedouin tribes from the Negev desert region. Known as "the city of children" with 60% of its population under the age of 18 Rahat and the surrounding Bedouin villages are going through a period of change and modernization with the new generation asking what it means to be Bedouin in the 21st century. While Rahat is a modern city boasting a Bedouin market, bustling commercial center with restaurants and businesses and many mosques, it still retains a uniquely Bedouin feel. 
 
Just 15 minutes from Be'er Sheva, the capital of the Negev and 45 minutes by train from Tel Aviv, Rahat is located at the beginning of the Negev Desert with stunning nature and scenery surrounding it. Rahat is a culturally unique city with a warm and inviting community famous for their hospitality. This unique ITF program is partnered with the Bedouin-Jewish organization A New Dawn in the Negev, an organization dedicated to promoting equality, coexistence and peace among all residents of the Negev, as well as elevating educational standards. 
 
 
 
Nazareth 
 
As the largest Arab city in Israel, Nazareth has a deep history dating back thousands of years. Today, it is a vibrant center of Arab-Israeli life as well as a window into the authentic Middle Eastern spirit. As an ITF Fellow in Nazareth,you'll have the opportunity to explore this vibrant city and its rich history, while serving its population of Arab citizens of Israel. 
 
 
 
Migdal Ha’emek 
 
On the other hand, Migdal Ha’Emek is home to a variety of underserved Jewish populations, including recent immigrants from Ethiopia, the Former Soviet Union, North Africa and South America. The town was founded in the 1950s as a ma'abara–a settlement camp for the Middle Eastern and North African Jewish immigrants who poured into Israel shortly after Independence. As a town whose origins comprise of groups of people looking to build a new life in Israel, Migdal Ha’emek is faced with many societal challenges, which provides ITF fellows with a rewarding opportunity to make a difference. 
 
  • Main Subject: Volunteer Programs
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  • Keywords:
  • Education 
  • Duration:
  • 9.5, 10 Months 
  • Age:
  • 21-30 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Organizer:
  • Bina Merhavim 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • MITF - Bina Merchavim 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Shana Feld 
  • itf@bina.org.il 
  • www.bina.org.il/itf 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 04,2017 - June 28,2018, JERUSALEM, $15200   Apply to this program
  • September 04,2017 - June 28,2018, NAZARETH, $15200   Apply to this program
  • September 04,2017 - June 28,2018, RAHAT, $15200   Apply to this program
  • September 04,2017 - June 28,2018, MIGDAL HAEMEQ, $15200   Apply to this program

Mitzpeh Bagalil

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Program Description

Mitzpeh BaGalil is a ten-month, intensive enrichment program designed for high school graduates from North America and Europe, but open to applicants from around the world.

A typical week in the Mitzpeh BaGalil program includes:  Formal study of the Hebrew language, Israeli history, and Torah (in a modern context); group discussion; social activism; exploration and touring; and informal social interactions with the Hannaton Mechina participants and Hannaton kibbutz member families.

Why choose to spend your gap year at Hannaton?
Our Israeli-style gap year program is a pluralistic experience, open to Jews of all denominations and political leanings

Our program structure has an Israeli flavor to it. How?
Through community building, social action, and a significant amount of self-governance while they’re here, participants actively determine the outcome of their experience.

Asked why they chose Hannaton, most current participants say one of two things: First, they wanted to be in close contact and dialogue with Israelis their own age. Parallel to the gap year program, Hannaton runs a pre-army Mechina. The two programs take place on the same campus; meals are often together, as well as some activities and trips. 
Second, Hannaton’s location and experiential programming offer a unique opportunity to interact with a wide spectrum of residents of the region; not just Jews, but local Bedouins, Druze and Muslims, often inside their homes or institutions Through one-on-one exchanges, program participants become intimately familiar with Israel. Graduates return home with a strong network of Israeli friends, their own opinions about the region, the skills to cogently express them to others.
  • Main Subject: Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Coexistence, Education, Jewish Studies, Kibbutz, Leadership, Zionism and Israel Society 
  • Duration:
  • 9 Months 
  • Age:
  • 18-21 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Organizer:
  • Educational & Spiritual Center in Hannaton 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Mitzpeh Bagalil 
  • Price:
  • $ 14000 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Jonny Whine 
  • (p):972 4 905 9605 
  • jonnywhine@gmail.com 
  • www.echannaton.org/gap-year 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 06,2016 - June 12,2017  Apply to this program

Oranim M. Teach

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Program Description

This program is conducted in Russian.

  • Main Subject: Graduate Academic Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Education 
  • Duration:
  • 7.5, 8 Months 
  • Age:
  • 20-30 
  • Language:
  • Russian 
  • Organizer:
  • Oranim Academic College of Education 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Oranim M. Teach 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Gabi Farberov 
  • (p):972 4 983 8952 
  • gabi_f@oranim.ac.il 
  • Program Dates:
  • October 29,2017 - June 29,2018, , $8900   Apply to this program

Status 1

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Program Description

Status is a five month professional internship program for Russian speakers, similar to the popular Career Israel program for English speakers. Status offers a wide range of internship placements ranging from finance to nonprofit and more.
 
One of the things that makes this program special is not just thatyou will work at a great company of your choice but also that you are provided with living accommodations in the city of your choice; Haifa, Tel Aviv or Jerusalem which enables you to get the full experience of living and working in Israel. Some internship areas include: Business, Communications/Media, Computer Science, Hi-Tech Entrepreneurship, Science, Finance, Social Action, Social Sciences, Education, Engineering and more!

 

  • Main Subject: Experiential Programs, Professional Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Business, Communications/Media, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Government, Hospitality/Tourism, Psychology, Science, Social Sciences 
  • Duration:
  • 4, 5 Months 
  • Age:
  • 20-30 
  • Language:
  • Russian 
  • Organizer:
  • The Israel Experience- Educational Tourism Services Co. LTD 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Status 1 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Anna Kave 
  • (p):972 2 621 6327 
  • anak@israelexperience.org.il 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 01,2017 - December 31,2017, TEL AVIV - YAFO, $4700   Apply to this program
  • November 05,2017 - April 08,2018, TEL AVIV - YAFO, $5850   Apply to this program
  • May 01,2018 - August 31,2018, RAANANA, $5650   Apply to this program