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: 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Machon-Maayan-The-opportunity-of-a-lifetime-in-a-year/133781170094707

 

 

 

Saving the Stones

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Program Description

Saving the Stones is a  five month training internship in heritage conservation and historic preservation. The program is intended to give recent graduates and young professionals in the fields of archaeology, architecture, design, history, art, geography, and other related subjects, the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge, hands-on in the field of conservation. The program includes three intensive months of foundational conservation and historic preservation studies, including theoretical and practical documentation and survey methods, and treatment planning through to application, as well as two months of advanced practicum, during which the knowledge acquired by the foundation unit is applied and thorough personal research is conducted through weekly specialized consultations.
 
Held at the campus of the Center in the inscribed UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Acre, this training internship provides intimate access to the veritable living laboratory for the study and application of practical heritage conservation methods and skills. You'll participate in on-site practical training with ongoing national conservation projects, such as mortar and stone preservation at David’s Tomb and the Western Wall Tunnels, mosaic conservation at Caesarea, and historic building technologies in Acre. Initiated by the International Conservation Center – Città di Roma, in Old Acre, Israel, Saving the Stones is a joint project of MasaIsrael Journey, Israel Antiquities Authority, the Old Acre Development Company, and the Akko Municipality.
 

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

Program Description

 

Tel Aviv University - MA in Archaeology & History of the Land of the Bible

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Program Description

The International MA Program in Archaeology and History of the Land of the Bible is a unique program of the Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures, in collaboration with the International School at Tel Aviv University. The program is the only one of its kind in Israel and in the world, allowing students from a variety of countries across the globe to study the Archaeology and History of the Land of the Bible – IN the Land of the Bible.
 
The program offers a unique window into the country’s perplexing and complex past, while introducing students to issues of theory and methodology. Over the course of the program students will explore the periods between the mid-second millennium BCE through the Muslim conquest in the seventh century CE. This will be done through the study of archaeological finds, biblical text and Ancient Near Eastern texts that illuminate the economic and social structures, diplomatic and political relations and religious practices of the inhabitants of ancient Israel, as well as tours of archaeological sites.
 
Throughout the third semester students will gain fieldwork experience in some of the most exciting excavations conducted in Israel by TAU scholars, in a four to six weeks excavation program. The International program in Archaeology and History of the Land of the Bible can be taken as a one year MA program (without thesis), as a two year MA program (with thesis), or as a one year credited course program towards a PhD
 
 

For more information, contact:

Nadin Reshef
(p): 972 3 -640 8099
(f): 972 3 640 6883
 

Tel Aviv University - MA in Security & Diplomacy

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Program Description

Israel is at the focus of the world's attention in both security and diplomacy matters. It is also the center of enormous professional expertise in both these fields. Embodying that unique knowledge and skill, our program brings together internationally renowned scholars and former leading practitioners in both security and diplomacy, offering students an exceptional learning experience in English. Educational tours and meetings with Israeli and foreign officials are incorporated into the curriculum. Students come from all over the world and are encouraged to take up internships and other extra-curricular activities during their year stay in Israel.The program provides advanced knowledge and analytic tools for the study of strategy, diplomacy, decision-making and the shaping of security and foreign policy. The outlook of the program is global, with a special focus on Israel and the Middle East. At the practical level, the program prepares students for engagement in the international arena, defense bodies, international organizations (both governmental and NGOs) and international economic organizations. Alumni and current students in the Security and Diplomacy program have secured jobs and internships at Israel's preeminent think tanks, numerous embassies, media and advocacy organizations, the United Nations, a private security company and other public and private employers.

 

For more information, contact:

Shira Betesh - Galili: secdip@post.tau.ac.il

 http://socsci.tau.ac.il/sec-dip/

 

Bnei Akiva - MTA

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Program Description

On MTA, you’ll have a year of learning Torah in some of the best institutions that Israel has to offer. During the times when you are not at Yeshiva or Midrasha, we’ll provide a full schedule of activities letting you really live and feel the pulse of the Land of Israel. Various volunteer options, together with seminars about current Jewish and Israeli issues, will complement the educational goals of MTA.
 

For more information, contact:

Michael Rainsbury
 
 
 +972-526000169
 

Bnei Akiva - Lehava

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Program Description

Lehava is an uplifting, inspiring, and empowering year in Israel with Bnei Akiva. You'll learn new skills, hone old ones, develop your Jewish identity and adapt to new environments - all while enjoying the group experience.
 
The programme includes time at our leadership institute, a Jewish studies segment, and volunteering on Kibbutz, as well as Magen David Adom and Marva army experience. Lehava is all about learning and giving. It's a year for yourself, but also a chance to contribute to society around you.
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