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Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

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Program Description

The Pardes Year/Semester Program offers you the opportunity to delve deeply into Jewish ideas, texts and personal questions - empowering you to make Judaism your own. You'll come away with skills, knowledge and inspiration under your belt, a lifelong community of passionate peers and mentors, and the life-changing experience of living and learning in vibrant, fascinating Jerusalem.

 

Open to university graduates and attracting a diverse cohort, the Year/Semester Program combines classic Jewish text study with the exploration of ethical, spiritual, philosophical, legal and societal issues facing the Jewish people today. Students leave Pardes with refined critical thinking, improved communication and interpersonal skills, and more nuanced and sensitive perspectives on Judaism, Israel and their own role in the world.

 

Students participate in seminar-style classes and havruta (partner study), and create a tailored program to reflect their interests.

 

Click here to meet current and former Pardes students.

Click here to view These Are Moments, a spoken word piece.

Highlights

Classes include Talmud, Bible, Jewish Philosophy, Gender and Sexuality, and more, including the following Specialty Tracks:


-Social Justice

-Self, Soul & Text

-Judaism & Conflict Resolution

-Ikarim (Essentials)

 

Pardes also offers training for current and future Jewish experiential educators and classroom teachers, including graduate degree and certificate options: www.pardes.org.il/pcje

 

For a taste of dynamic community life at Pardes, click here.

 

In addition to opportunities to explore Israel, Pardes offers international travel opportunities, including organized trips to Germany and Turkey.

 

For more information, contact:


North America
Jenna King Brill (Pardes '12-'13)
Assistant Director of Recruitment, North America
(212) 447-4333
jenna@pardes.org
 
Israel & International
Erika Dahan
Associate Director of Recruitment, Israel
+972 2 673 5210 (ext 230)
erika@pardes.org.il

 
  • Main Subject: Jewish Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Education, Jewish Studies, Social Action / Volunteering, Spirituality, Zionism and Israel Society 
  • Duration:
  • 4.5, 5.5, 7, 10 Months 
  • Age:
  • 21-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Organizer:
  • Pardes Institute Of Jewish Studies 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies 
  • Accommodation:
  • Not Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Donna Cohen 
  • (p):02 673 5210 
  • registrar@pardes.org.il 
  • http://www.pardes.org.il 
  • Program Dates:
  • August 01,2017 - January 11,2018, JERUSALEM, $3700   Apply to this program
  • August 01,2017 - May 31,2018, JERUSALEM, $5750   Apply to this program
  • January 17,2018 - August 12,2018, JERUSALEM, $5150   Apply to this program
  • January 17,2018 - May 31,2018, JERUSALEM, $3700   Apply to this program

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:
  • September 03,2017 - January 25,2018, TEL AVIV - YAFO, $7500   Apply to this program
  • September 03,2017 - June 15,2018, TEL AVIV - YAFO, $7500   Apply to this program
  • February 04,2018 - June 15,2018, TEL AVIV - YAFO, $7500   Apply to this program

Me'ohr Bais Yaakov

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Program Description

Me’ohr Bais Yaakov Teachers Seminary (founded in 1999) is an intensive study program for recent graduates of Bais Yaakov high schools. Me’ohr focuses on in-depth study of Jewish learning and philosophy while emphasizing lessons that are practical and applicable to everyday Jewish life.
 
In addition to religious studies, students take courses in education that include methodology and classroom management, as well as classes on child development and education. These studies prepare our students for teaching in Jewish schools throughout the world.
 
Me’ohr is known for its warm environment in which student-teacher relationships are encouraged and fostered. Me’ohr provides full room and board, as well as tiyulim and Shabbatonim throughout the year.
  • Main Subject: Jewish Studies, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Education, Jewish Studies 
  • Duration:
  • 9.5 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-20 
  • Open to:
  • Female 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Orthodox 
  • Organizer:
  • Me'ohr Bais Yaakov Teachers Seminary 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Me'ohr Bais Yaakov 
  • Price:
  • $ 23500 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Zechariah Friedman 
  • (p):02 630 0900 
  • admin@meohr.org 
  • Program Dates:
  • August 30,2017 - June 10,2018  Apply to this program

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 
  • Price:
  • $ 14000 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Nina Wanerman 
  • (p):972 54 484 3007 
  • nina@yahelisrael.com 
  • http://www.yahelisrael.com/ 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 25,2017 - June 30,2018  Apply to this program

Reformism - Your Personal & Professional Future

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Program Description

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  • Main Subject:
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  • Keywords:
  • Education, Intensive Hebrew Language, internship 
  • Duration:
  • 5, 8 Months 
  • Age:
  • 18-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • Russian 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Reform 
  • Organizer:
  • World Union of Progressive Judaism 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Reformism - Your Personal & Professional Future 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Maria Abramova 
  • maria@wupj.org.il 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 01,2017 - February 01,2018, JERUSALEM, $11650   Apply to this program
  • October 17,2017 - June 15,2018, JERUSALEM, $18400   Apply to this program

Tel Aviv University International MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

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Program Description

English is the global language learned and taught in most countries around the world. As such, there is a growing demand for well-trained TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) experts with professional knowledge in English language teaching, curriculum planning, designing online programs for English learning, language testing and assessment, and more.
 
The M.A. in TESOL at Tel Aviv University is taught in English by distinguished professors of the Language Education program in the School of Education and consists of two interrelated components: academic studies in the field of English language teaching, and teaching internships in Israeli schools and institutions of higher education. Students receive close personal guidance and professional support in both university studies and in school practice. In addition, students participate in intensive Hebrew language studies (Ulpan). Graduates are awarded a Master of Arts degree in TESOL,which enables them to work in a wide variety of positions in the field including instruction and administration, textbook and test development, professional training and more.
 

For more information, contact:

 
  • Main Subject: Graduate Academic Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Education, Social Sciences 
  • Duration:
  • 11.5, 13 Months 
  • Age:
  • 21-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Unaffiliated 
  • Organizer:
  • Tel Aviv University - The International School for Overseas Student 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Tel Aviv University International MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 
  • Accommodation:
  • Not Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Tamar Grushka-Shtern 
  • (p):972 3 640 9582 
  • intl@post.tau.ac.il 
  • http://international.tau.ac.il/prospective-students/graduate-programs/tesol.html 
  • Program Dates:
  • July 30,2017 - August 24,2018, TEL AVIV - YAFO, $15250   Apply to this program

Top Israel Interns - Internships in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv

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Program Description

Ready to be exceptional in your field? Launch your career with Top Israel Interns. Learn from the best and gain invaluable professional experience while working in one of Israel’s most sought after internships.

With 5 month programs in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, you’ll gain the full experience of being a young professional in Israel. Live in high-end, trendy apartment accommodation in the heart of either f these buzzing city centers, only moments away from the Machane Yehuda market (Jerusalem), or a 10 minute walk from the beach (Tel Aviv).

Top Israel Interns, will match you with a Placement Coordinator who will assess your interests and professional goals, and then work to ensure that you are placed in an internship which will help you achieve your career objectives. To view our ever expanding network of internship opportunities, please visit our Placements page.

Aside from hands on practical experience, you will also get a taste of life as a young professional in Israel. The Top Israel Interns 5 month program includes a month-long Hebrew language course, along with weekly social activities and a variety of exciting trips around the country.

 
For more information, contact:

Gavriella Bigio or Joanna Pilowsky
US: 1-888-366-2578
US: 1-646-741-3304
UK: 44-203-808-6656
IL:  972-747-150100
info@topisraelinterns.com
 

 

  • Main Subject: Experiential Programs, Professional Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Business, Communications/Media, Culinary, Economics, Education, Environmentalism, Healthcare / Medicine, Social Action / Volunteering, Social Sciences, Technology, Visual Arts 
  • Duration:
  • 4.5 Months 
  • Age:
  • 18-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Unaffiliated 
  • Organizer:
  • Sachlav Educational Experience 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Top Israel Interns - Internships in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv 
  • Price:
  • $ 7500 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Daniel Smith 
  • (p):074 715 0142 
  • daniel@topisraelinterns.com 
  • http://www.topisraelinterns.com 
  • Program Dates:
  • August 22,2017 - January 11,2018  Apply to this program

Neveh Zion

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Program Description

Neveh Zion creates a positive, encouraging, and accepting environment in which students can reconnect with themselves and move forward to achieve success in life. The Neveh staff carefully monitors the progress of each student and addresses the disillusionment that troubles many youth today. 
 
Our students are able to explore issues that are important to them and find answers to questions that will shape their outlook and help them grow. Our goal is to help each student develop his skills and find his own niche in Torah study. We offer different tracks for Gemara learning from beginner to advanced. Neveh Zion's program is designed to accomodate students who are working and striving to strengthen their commitment to living a Torah lifestyle
  • Main Subject: Jewish Studies, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Education, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish Studies, Spirituality 
  • Duration:
  • 8 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Male 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Orthodox 
  • Organizer:
  • Neveh Zion 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Neveh Zion 
  • Price:
  • $ 24000 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Naomi Greenberg 
  • (p):972 2 534 1813 Ext. 0 
  • office@tifereszion.com 
  • http://www.nevehzion.org 
  • Program Dates:
  • October 16,2017 - June 14,2018  Apply to this program

Bnei Akiva - Amichai

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Program Description

Bnei Akiva Amichai Amlat is an experiential program which combines a leadership, Jewish studies, Hebrew language, work in a Kibbutz, and Army/MDA experience. The program is meant for young Jewish boys and girls who are looking for a Jewish traditional program.

  • Main Subject: Ulpan Hebrew Language Studies, Youth Movement Studies, Jewish Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Education, Jewish Studies, Kibbutz, Pre-Aliyah, Social Action / Volunteering, Spirituality 
  • Duration:
  • 10 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • Portuguese, Spanish 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Orthodox 
  • Organizer:
  • Bnei Akiva 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Bnei Akiva - Amichai 
  • Price:
  • $ 17000 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Chava Weisblatt 
  • (p):972 2 620 9012 
  • chava@worldbneiakiva.org 
  • http://www.bneiakiva.net/hachshara/index.htm 
  • Program Dates:
  • August 17,2017 - June 16,2018  Apply to this program

Tzofim - Garin Tzabar

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Program Description

Garin Tzabar is a unique program, founded in 1991 and run by Tzofim Tzabar Olami, with the support of the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption, The Prime Minister of Israel's office, The Social Security Department, The Jewish Agency For Israel and Masa Israel Journey. Garin Tzabar members are Jewish Americans and children of Israelis living in the Diaspora who choose to move to Israel and serve in the IDF. Upon their arrival in Israel, the group is adopted by the Israel Scouts and placed in a hosting kibbutz, whichquickly becomes their home away from home throughout the duration of their army service.
 
Garin Tzabar creates a group framework of guidance and support for young Jews and Israelis living abroad who choose to return to Israel or make Aliyah for the first time in order to serve a full and meaningful service in the IDF. This is done by a mental and emotional preparation process that starts in the countries of origin and continues with their arrival to Israel and their absorption into the Kibbutzim, Israeli society and through the processes of military pretrial recruitment. The core of the program is carried out during their military service where they continue to live as a group and receive from the group constant guidance and support.
 
 
Garin Tzabar main office in NY -
•  garininfo@israelscouts.org / Garin@israelscouts.org
•  (p): +1.212.339.8130 X304/5  ) 
 
Garin Tzabar main office in Europe:

 

Highlights

The Preparation Process
In this initial stage, the prospective Garin members meets for preparation seminars throughout the year to discuss and reflect on issues pertaining to the move to Israel, including study of the cultural, political and social characteristics of Israel and a thorough introduction to the IDF and its social role in Israeli society. Each individual is encouraged to undergo a personal process of maturation towards moving to Israel and joining the IDF.
 
The Absorption Process in Israel
The first three months in Israel are dedicated to absorption in the kibbutz, Hebrew Ulpan studies (for those who need supplementary Hebrew studies) and handling of all the bureaucratic issues of absorption in Israel and the IDF.
 
Service in the IDF
Upon joining the army, each Garin member follows his/her individual path within the IDF system. The Garin continues to exist as a support group and members continue to meet in the kibbutz over weekends, during the holidays and on time off from the army. All Garin staff--both from the kibbutz and from the Israel Scouts, continue to work with all members throughout their army service period. Additional seminars and programs are designed and implemented to maintain the framework of the Garin.
  • Main Subject: Volunteer Programs, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Education, Kibbutz, Pre-Aliyah 
  • Duration:
  • 12 Months 
  • Age:
  • 17-24 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • Hebrew 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Unaffiliated 
  • Organizer:
  • Tzofim Tzabar Olami 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Tzofim - Garin Tzabar 
  • Price:
  • $ 8500 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Hila Hirak 
  • (p):972-3-6303642 
  • hilahi@zofim.org.il 
  • http://www.israelscouts.org 
  • Program Dates:
  • August 15,2017 - August 15,2018  Apply to this program