Hashomer Hatzair - Shnat Darom

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Program Description

This program is conducted in Spanish.
 
Shnat, which means year in Hebrew, is a year of individual growth and exploration in which participants learn all sorts of life skills, things about themselves, and how to negotiate life with greater independence. Shnat is also about participating in a collective, the Shnat Kvutza, and about being part of a movement forum. This means that the process of independence, individual growth and discovery is connected to and supported by the other members of the group and the madrichim (guides) of the kvutza. 
 
The program gives participants tools to be able to do well in the world, fostering critical thought, learning about Israel, politics and Judaism, functioning in groups as well as taking care of oneself independently. Shnat provides the tools and a forum for exploring the next steps and potential paths for continuing to build one’s life consciously and within the framework of Hashomer Hatzair.
 
 

IBC - Israel By Choice

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Program Description

Israel By Choice is a 5 or 10 month program for high school graduates who are not involved in youth movements from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa who want to spend a creative gap year in Israel exploring the land, the people and their Jewish identity.
 
Participants explore their own boundaries and interests through the choices they make throughout the program and form relationships with Israeli students. As a non-affiliated program, IBC allows participants from all Jewish backgrounds to learn from each other and to learn from and about  all different aspects of Israeli society.
 

For more information, please contact:

Helen Lewitan
IBC Representative Australia and New Zealand

hlewitan.ibc@gmail.com
0412469626

 

 

Ben-Gurion University Ginsburg-Ingerman

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Program Description

The semester and year-long programs at Ben Gurion University (BGU) are designed for college students seeking a formative academic period of study in Israel. At BGU, you will study Hebrew language and choose from a variety of English-language courses in Jewish studies, political science, sociology, anthropology, archeology of the Middle East, ecology, the arts, and environmental studies.
 
You may also enroll in courses in a number of academic disciplines that are offered in English by other departments. You may supplement your coursework with independent study and volunteer opportunities. Available concentrations: Anthropology and Sociology of the Middle East, Global Health Studies, Jewish and Israel Studies, Sustainable Development and Environmental Justice.
 

Midreshet Eshel

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Program Description

Midreshet Eshel is a post-high school seminary that provides young women with a comprehensive educational program emphasizing excellence in Jewish studies, Jewish values, and experiential learning. As the first Sephardic seminary in Israel, Eshel also emphasizes Sephardic halacha, customs, and history. The one-year study program combines textual learning with stimulating discussion of topics that are relevant to your life and enhance personal and religious growth.
 
Courses include: Tanakh, Jewish thought, halacha, torah, psychology, the Jewish woman, group dynamics, modern Israeli history, Hebrew language and character development (Middot), Jewish history, yoga, dance, and Sephardic cooking.
 

Hebrew University Graduate Studies

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Program Description

Hebrew University's non-degree graduate program offers a flexible academic framework for students who wish to participate in seminars and language courses from a variety of areas. While this program does not offer a degree, a full transcript will be provided in order to facilitate the transfer of credit to the student's home university. 
 
The areas covered by the program are precisely those for which the Hebrew University has acquired a reputation for excellence, and where Israel and Jerusalem provide a natural environment for advanced academic work: Biblical and Jewish Studies, Religion, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish Education, Israeli Society and Politics, and Nonprofit Management and Leadership. Language instruction is offered in Modern Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew, Akkadian, Biblical Aramaic, Literary Arabic, Colloquial Arabic and Greek.
 
Students who decide to pursue a graduate degree at the Hebrew University at either the Rothberg International School or one of the Hebrew University faculties/schools may use their time in the Graduate Year Program to improve their Hebrew and fulfill certain degree requirements. 
 

For more information, please contact:

Iris Avivi
972-2-5883183
 

Machon Maayan

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Program Description

Machon Maayan is an innovative one-year program in Israel offering young women a unique post-high school opportunity that combines thought provoking courses, interactive seminars, challenging internships, and meaningful experiences – in a comfortable Torah observant atmosphere.
 
Machon Maayan is for students committed to personal and religious development, leadership, community involvement, and a positive relationship with the land and people of Israel.
 

For more information, please contact:

From the US: Rachel Moore, Communicatins Director, 609 448 9478, rachel@machonmaayan.org

Also: visit our Facebook page: 

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Shnat Hejalutz

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Program Description

The Hajshara Shnat program is built for graduates of the Hehalutz Lamerjav youth movement, which works in Argentina and Mexico. The program consists of several stages: kibbutz, volunteering, community service and leadership training.
 
The program's mission is to strengthen the movement in your home communities, while strengthening your ties with Israel. 
 

For more information, please contact:

Marlene Walter
(+972) 052.231.1343
 
 

Betar Shnat

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Program Description

Shnat Betar is a challenging leadership program in Israel. The program is dedicated to creating and inspiring the Zionist-Betar leaders of tomorrow. Shnat Betar provides a unique opportunity to explore new directions on the journey to becoming a Jewish-Zionist adult. From February to December, Shnat participants are immersed in the rich and diverse society of Israel, exploring the land and discovering new aspects of themselves and Israel.
 
The program includes four months of the "Machon L'Madrichim" course, an unforgettable experience with the army in "Marva" course, movement seminars around Israel and a meaningful volunteering period.
 
A true year of exploration, Shnat Betar 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 studies and volunteer work, learning and teaching, personal challenge and community living. Participants on Shnat Betar return from the year with a stronger attachment to the land of Israel as well as a deeper passion for Zionism and for the Betar movement, enthusiastic to share with their communities what they have learned.
 

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
 

Betar - Hama'ayan

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