Shnat Hejalutz

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

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.

Betar - Hama'ayan

Program Description


Bnei Akiva - MTA

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

Bnei Akiva - Lehava

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.

IDC - MA in Government: Thesis Track

Program Description

The MA in Government with Thesis at IDC Herzliya Lauder School of Government Diplomacy and Strategy is intended for students who plan scholarly careers involving research and teaching. While research is at the core of the program, it also includes a selection of core and elective courses as well as directed study with a faculty advisor.
The program offers basic and advanced courses in government, politics, and international affairs, as well as interdisciplinary skills and will provide you with a practical and theoretical understanding of the field.

*Please note that receiving a Masa scholarship does not imply automatic acceptance to IDC.  The IDC application is a separate process and acceptance is dependent on meeting academic criteria.

North America

Lenore Taplitzky

Director of Recruitment & Marketing

(212) 213-5962

Israel & Abroad

Ayelet Weil

Admissions Coordinator - Masters Degrees




Habonim Dror - Shnat Hajshara Mexico

Program Description

The Habonim Dror Shnat program is an intensive 10 month education and leadership program in Israel. Shnat is the ultimate Habonim Dror program, giving each participant the chance to live, experience and express the movement's ideology, and then return to their home country educated and inspired. 
The Mexican Shnat group joins groups from South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Holland, Brazil, Uruguay, Great Britain, and Argentina (just to name a few).

Betar - Shevet Achim

Program Description


Haifa University - MA in Peace & Conflict Management Studies

Program Description

The MA in Peace and Conflict Management Studies at the University of Haifa combines an in-depth understanding of theory with applications from a regional and international perspective. Students will investigate ethno-national, cultural and religious conflicts in deeply divided societies. They will study and evaluate different approaches to conflict management and peacemaking, while immersing themselves in a region that offers a great deal of relevant real-life case studies.
The interdisciplinary program was created to give students a solid background of theoretical knowledge as well as hands-on field experience. The program focuses on the nature of conflicts and how they develop, peace processes and the ways to foster them, research methodology and field practicum. In addition to the practicum, students will gain exposure to NGOs for Arab-Jewish and Israeli-Palestinian coexistence and Middle East peace processes. The curriculum includes both thesis and non-thesis tracks, and takes place over the course of three semesters.
Graduates with a degree in peace and conflict management studies may become researchers, educators, mediators, negotiators, government officials, activists, professionals in organizations focused on human rights, dispute resolution, environmental protection, international law and human and economic development.
Open to college graduates with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

For more information, contact:

Admissions Office
(p) 972-4-824-0766
(f) 972-4-824-0391

Yeshivat Eretz Hatzvi

Program Description

Yeshivat Eretz Hatzvi is dedicated to instilling students with a commitment to Avodat HaShem and a love for Torah learning, empowering them to become Jewish leaders by developing their skills in Jewish learning and their love of Am Yisrael, Torat Yisrael, and Eretz Yisrael, preparing them for success in college and in their future.
The curriculum places a major emphasis on teaching the skills that will enable you to pursue independent study. In addition to Gemara, Limud Tanach, Halacha, Machshava, and leadership development figure prominently.

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