Program Description

Israel Tech Challenge is a joint venture between Israel's National Cyber Bureau, the Jewish Agency for Israel, Masa Israel, private and corporate donors. We locate the Jewish world's brightest Tech students & young professionals and invite them to Israel to learn, intern and work in the Hi-Tech industry.
Israel Tech Challenge is an expert-driven Israeli experience connecting Jewish students and young professionals with tools and networks meant to enrich or launch their careers in the computer science industry.
The project gives students the ability to learn from leading Israeli industry players and academics, combining inspiration and networking with actual hands-on coding experience.
The Tech Challenge CTO Coding Bootcamp is a one-of-a-kind 5 months intensive training in Coding, Tech and Entrepreneurship, designed for junior graduates, aged 21-30 with little or no experience in programming.
CTO Bootcamp is a unique mash-up of a Bootcamp and an Accelerator. This program will help you turn your innovative ideas and dreams into technological start ups.
During 5 months of intense coding and management training, you will sharpen your skills in coding, project management and leadership. You will get mentorship from top Israeli tech experts.
Participants with no coding experience will become junior developers with hands-on skills in a range of cutting edge web technologies.
After graduating from the program, you will feel ready to go out into the market with the skills, the connections, the know-how and the inspiration to take a giant leap in your career.
The program also offers:
- Educational & Social activities
- Career counseling & Placement services
- Hebrew Ulpan
- Tours in Israel
- Tel Aviv nightlife



Learn how to code, manage a development team and develop a new product with your team in 5 months.

CTO Coding Bootcamp is designed both for:

Technology Enthusiasts: You'll be ready to join a team as a Junior Developer or a Junior Product Manager.

Young Entrepreneurs: Starting your company and Managing a team of software developers will be easier than ever.

This Bootcamp offers an intensive schedule:

10 Hours per Day

500 Hours of Training

300 Hours of Working on a Project

65 Hours of Hebrew Learning


Program Highlights:

- Web Technologies- HTML, CSS and JavaScript

- Software Development with Python and Java

- Product and Project management

- Working with Databases (MongoDB and MySQL)

- Development Methodologies

- Entrepreneurship workshops


Tlalim - High Tech Enterprise Internship

Program Description

The High Tech Enterprise Internship program will provide you with an excellent springboard to a successful future career in one of the world’s leading high tech international company. You will receive full time guidance by a professional career counselor. This is a five-day weekly internship program in which participants will work as interns during the week and have one day off for engaging in enriching group activities, seminars, volunteering, celebrating Jewish festivals, going sightseeing and exploring Tel Aviv, the city that never sleeps.


• A career in one of the world’s leading high tech international companies
• Full time guidance by a professional career counselor
• Experience of a lifetime while enhancing your skills
• Housing in the fantastic nightlife and vibrant culture of Tel Aviv
• Placement with Israelis peers
• Create connections and build yourself a professional network
• Educational seminars- Fulfill Masa's requirements
• Ulpan availability

Tlalim - Raanana City Hall Internship

Program Description

In conjunction with the local municipality, Masa Tlalim has developed a 5 month internship program in which participants will be given a wonderful opportunity of working in one of 16 key positions, all based in Ra'anana's City Hall. Ra'anana is a vibrant and popular city, located in the central district of Israel, 20 minutes outside of Tel Aviv. Many of the world’s leading hi-tech companies are based in Ra'anana, including Microsoft, Amdocs, HP and Waze. 
We are offering a variety of interesting and challenging jobs in different field of expertise and interest, including: marketing management, spokesmanship, computer programming, social welfare, entrepreneurship, sports coaching, and more.


• 25-30 hrs of work per week
• Educational seminars- Fulfill Masa's requirements
• Ulpan availability
• Dorm style living- Tel Aviv: 1-2 people in a room with bathroom and kitchenette. 
• Housing in Raanana
• Placement with Israelis peers

Tlalim - Career Elevation

Program Description

Become a PRODUCT MANAGER; understand your target users, come up with a great idea and turn it into a great product. This 12 week course will give you the proper tools to successfully manage the lifecycle of products in all its phases, including: planning, forecasting, or marketing. 
An ENTREPRENEUR develops a business model and carries full responsibility for the success or failure of the business. This hands-on course will accompany you throughout the journey of launching your own start up, from the point of developing your business idea, acquiring the required resources and finding a successful entry and steadiness in the ecosystem of entrepreneurship. 
Become a DIGITAL MARKETER - grow your business online and get the attention of a limitless number of users from all over the world. This 12 week hands-on course will give you the tools you need to get traffic to your website via organic and paid methodologies. 


The product development cycle, Customer Development, Market Research, UX Design, Metrics, Pricing, Product Road Map, Project Management
Familiar with leading start-ups of the Israeli start up industry, online marketing basics, Learn programming for non programmers-how to communicate with developers, Basics of Financing, Legal aspects of entrepreneurship
The basics of online marketing, Lean methodology , The Basics of online marketing Branding for startups, Landing pages, A/B testing, Optimization, SEO crash course, Content marketing, Turning your users into growth , Social organic growth, PPC crash course, Media buying

• 35 hrs (approx.) of work per week
• Educational seminars- Fulfill Masa's requirements
• Ulpan availability
• Dorm style living- Tel Aviv: 1-2 people in a room with a bathroom and kitchenette.
• Housing in the heart of Tel Aviv
• Placement with Israelis peers


Tel Aviv University Study Abroad and Internship Program

Program Description

Are you looking to gain global professional experience while studying abroad? In the current competitive global environment, experiencing different cultures is an investment for your future. Tel Aviv University International invites you to immerse yourself in our excellent academic program while you intern in Tel Aviv all while experiencing the real Israeli lifestyle!
Students will work with TAU's International office to find the right internship in their field of choice with leading organizations and companies in various fields such as: Business, High-Tech, Communications, Arts, Non-Profit, Education, Environment, and many more.
Year Abroad students will participate in Fall semester studies and get acquainted with their internship during the semester. While on winter break, students will intern full time and continue their internship and academic studies when the spring semester starts.
Spring Semester and Internship program students will get acquainted with their positions while studying during the spring semester and will officially be full time interns for six weeks during the summer.
Fall Semester and Internship program students will begin the program with the summer internship and go on to participate as students in the Fall semester while continuing their work as interns.

PMP Nativ Technion

Program Description

This program is conducted in Russian.


Tel Aviv University International - Semester in Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Business in Israel

Program Description

This program provides real-world experience, entrepreneurial know-hows, and professional guidance. Program integrates Israeli and international business students as they take classes taught in English by Israel’s leading business academics and professionals. As well as the core courses students also take Hebrew Language classes to ensure social comfort and immersion.


The program is operated in partnership with TAU’s Recanati Business School. The world-renowned school prepares students with the methodologies and skill set they need to succeed in today’s business world.
The Program is supported by the StarTau Entrepreneurship Center, TAU’s non-profit organization that educates and mentors aspiring entrepreneurs and connects them to Israeli businesses. By choosing to come study in the middle of the middle east, in a country that is known as the Start-Up Nation, and by living in Tel Aviv, Israel’s financial and technological capital, you will be immersed in a world of innovated executives and trailblazing companies.

Hebrew University - MBA in Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Program Description

The International one year MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is designed to train a select group of students with the knowledge and skills for successfully adapting to emerging business trends. This new program, which will be taught in English, is a joint initiative of the Jerusalem School of Business Administration and the Rothberg International School.
The curriculum includes the development of sustainable business models, financial and data analysis, and current trends in management, entrepreneurship and innovation. Students will acquire tools for creating services and products that are suitable for global markets. Throughout the program, they will participate in a professional internship.


Students will benefit from this unique opportunity to study in Israel, a country widely viewed as a hub of innovation, hi-tech firms, and start-ups. In addition, they will gain value beyond the classroom by networking with faculty and exploring the Israeli business hub.

For more information, contact:

(972) 2-588-3482

Welcoming the Masa-PresenTense Fellows

Welcoming the Masa-PresenTense Fellows

February 26, 2014

The Masa-PresenTense Community Entrepreneur Partnership (CEP) engages, trains, and empowers leaders to create Jewish social entrepreneurial initiatives around the world. 

Fellows learn how to leverage their creative energies to launch new social ventures that address the opportunities and challenges facing Jewish communities around the world.

Meet the Fellows below:

Jordan Barpal is currently a fellow with the Menachem Begin Heritage Center’s Israel Government Fellows program, working at the Ministry of Finance in its Capital Debt Markets and Foreign Currency Transactions department. His work entails the issuance of Israel’s international bonds and the management of the government’s debt. In addition to Israel Government Fellows, Jordan is working to create a pay-it-forward volunteer platform as part of a social initiative and entrepreneurship program through Presentense, a venture accelerator based in Jerusalem. Prior to his fellowship in Israel, Jordan worked in New York for an international law firm, assisting the Investment Management and Hedge Funds practice groups in all areas concerning business development.  Jordan attended the University of Michigan, where he earned his B.A. in Political Science and was a student-athlete on the University’s football team.

Abigail Eichenhorn of Detroit, Michigan is a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow in Petach Tikvah. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Wayne State University and an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts. Her goal for the Masa-PresenTense Fellowship is to build places for children to learn about other cultures in a fun and positive way. Abigail is always looking for new ways to make the world a more loving and accepting place.

Rivka Feinberg graduated from Washington University in May 2013 with a Bachelor's in Jewish Islamic and Near Eastern Studies. During college, she fell in love with languages and studied Hebrew, Arabic and Spanish. As part of her studies, Rivka spent a semester abroad at the Hebrew University, where she took the “P'tor” exam and received Hebrew language exemption. While in Jerusalem, Rivka also interned at the Ethiopian National Project (ENP), a non-profit organization that provides social and educational programming for Ethiopian-Israeli youth, where she translated personal stories and biographies of Ethiopian-Israelis. As an undergraduate, Rivka also worked at Washington University Libraries, where she researched and photographed ownership stamps, bookplates and signatures of rare Judaica. She is currently interning for the Money Laundering and Terror Financing Prohibition Authority through Masa Israel’s Israel Government Fellows program and participating in the Masa-PresenTense Fellowship.

Amy Herman is an effervescent leader from Burbank, California. She graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in March 2013 and is excited to start her graduate studies at the University of Southern California this fall. Amy has over ten years of teaching and training experience and prides herself on being able to communicate a wide variety of material to a wider variety of learners. Past training topics have included Newton's Laws, Mac OSX, and emotional intelligence. When she grows up, Amy hopes to reform corporate culture and make work fun. She challenges the idea that happiness only comes after 5 o'clock. Amy is currently both an Israel Teaching Fellow in Rehovot and also a PresenTense fellow working on a website to help make workplaces more productive. When she's not working, she can be found traveling the world and/or doing Zumba. Amy maintains a blog that can be found at

Rachel Horowitz is currently participating in Israel Service Fellows, teaching English in Akko and arts and crafts in the Druze village, Sajur. Before coming to Israel, Rachel spent the year working for Phi Mu sorority as a traveling Chapter Consultant. She graduated from the University of Hartford with a degree in Psychology. Rachel was very involved in campus activities and enjoyed being an orientation leader and tour guide for prospective students. During her free time you can find Rachel on the beach, baking, or enjoying time with friends. She is excited to be in the PresenTense Fellowship, working on a business venture to sell art around the world for Fair Trade. 

Nicole Krassner graduated from the University of Florida in 2013 with her Bachelors of Arts in political science and her Masters of Science in Management. During her senior year, Nicole served as the President of Gators for Israel, which has been consistently recognized as one of the strongest pro-Israel collegiate groups in North America.  Nicole was also a student Senator for three years, an active member of her sorority Pi Beta Phi and a proud member of the prestigious honor and service society, Florida Blue Key.  In addition to coming to Israel this year, Nicole studied abroad in Florence, Italy for a semester and considers herself an avid traveler. Nicole has a wide range of work and internship experience including, but not limited to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee liaison to the University of Florida, several successful Congressional campaigns, and a frequent contributor to a variety of campus, local and regional newspapers.  Currently, Nicole is a participant of the Israel Government Fellows program, a 10-month Masa Israel program based in Jerusalem. Nicole is working full-time in the International Relations Department of Yad Vashem. 

Oren Okhovat has always felt a special connection to Judaism and Israel. His undergraduate degree was in International Relations and his master’s degree concentrated on Jewish Diaspora communities in Latin America. Throughout his life, Oren has always been involved in Jewish communities, from Bnei Brith in high school to various University Israel and Jewish student organization. After earning his master’s degree, Oren was accepted to Israel Government Fellows as an intern at the Joint Distribution Committee. He plans to fulfill his current role to the fullest, building a career in Public Relations and Development, especially within Israel and the Jewish world. Eventually, Oren would like to return to academia to pursue a PhD in Jewish History, looking at the effect language has had on Jewish cultural identity through space and time.

Justine Olschanezky is originally from France. After earning her bachelor’s degree in History, she received a master’s degree in International Relations from the Sorbonne University in Paris before studying Arabic and graduating in Mediation and Conflict Resolution. Through Masa Israel’s Israel Government Fellows program, Justine interns in the Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection with the Head Division of Multilateral Environmental Agreements.


Holden Sperling is a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow at Naomi Shemer School in Petach Tikvah. When not in the classroom, Holden is likely working away at a venture he is developing as a Masa-PresenTense Fellow. He graduated in 2013 as a Near Eastern Languages and Cultures major from UCLA. He was an intern at Reprise Theatre Company for two years, and is an executive board member at Bigger Than A Bread Box Theatre Co. He spent three months as an intern in the development department at Primary Stages, an off-broadway theatre company. In the past eight years he has stage managed over twenty productions, produced Act III Theatre Ensemble's Xanadu and, in 2006, co-founded *in-tandem productions* where he directed The Last 5 Years and was the lead producer on several productions. Holden loves photography, musical theater and other fast-paced, project based environments.

Jacob Steinblatt was born to a Modern Orthodox family in New York in 1989, and learned in a yeshiva day school for 12 years. In 2007 he attended the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College, where he graduated in 2011 with a degree in Political Science. After completing his studies, he moved to Israel, where he served in the IDF for 14 months in the Home Front Command, improving the military reserve's firefighting system. Upon his release, he went back to New York and worked in Jewish nonprofits for several months, but realized his future was in Israel. In September 2013 he returned to Israel with WUJS Israel, a Masa Israel program offering internships in Tel Aviv, where he worked as a research assistant in the Institute for Counter-Terrorism. He completed the program in February, but is staying in Israel with the intention of making Aliyah and working to improve Israeli society through social entrepreneurship. As a Masa-PresenTense Fellow, Jason will build a social venture to aid Israeli soldiers. In his spare time, Jason likes to study Arabic. 

Johannah Truppin is a professional musician and theatre practitioner originally from London. Prior to embarking on the Maslul Ishi iTrack Masa programme in Israel, she performed at prestigious venues throughout the UK including the Southbank Centre, Bristol Old Vic and Wembley Arena - and made regular appearances on UK television.  Alongside her own performance credits, she has launched two professional theatre companies and is also an experienced Performing Arts educator and workshop facilitator with a diverse range of participants.  Johannah holds a BA (Hons) in Performance from the Guildford School of Acting (degree validated by the University of Surrey) and before training at drama school, she attended the world famous BRIT School.  With the help of the Masa-PresenTense Fellowship, Johannah is preparing to launch the English National Theatre of Israel.  Her vision is to improve the quality and access to English-speaking theatre in Israel.

Abraham Lev Weiss was born in Iowa City, into a house of music, gratitude, and joy. His parents, both doctors, instilled in him at an early age a love of learning, a respect for hard-work, a compassion for all life, and an appreciation of beauty, and his brother taught him how not to be afraid. After graduating from Columbia University with a BA in Political Science and Creative Writing, Abraham spent 5 years working for various social justice organizations in the Bronx, NY, and San Francisco, California. He is fluent in French and Spanish, an accomplished musician, filmmaker, and poet, and a self-declared spiritual pilgrim. Abraham is currently a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow in Beit She’an, rekindling his passion for Jewish tradition and its many paths towards meaning, while teaching English to 3rd-6th graders at a local school. Abraham hopes to use art and spirituality to reconnect people to themselves, and assist in the creation of a more just, peaceful, and honest society.

Masa Israel Leadership Summit (Post-College)

Masa Israel Leadership Summit (Post-College)

December 15, 2013 (All day)  -  December 19, 2013 (All day)

  Israel  - 

Masa Israel Journey’s 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 you with the skills and knowledge you need to become a strong and active Jewish leader through learning, leadership training, community service and getting involved in your local community. By offering you dynamic and interactive programming and a support network of peers from around the world, Leadership Summit helps you leverage your deep connection with Israel to prepare you for active involvement in Jewish life when you return home.


December 15-19, 2013


(application due by November 25 – open to participants ages 21 and up)

See what programs & funding we have for you: