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Israel/Middle Eastern Studies

Yeshivat Eretz Hatzvi

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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.
  • Main Subject: Jewish Studies, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish Studies, Social Action / Volunteering 
  • Duration:
  • 9 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-21 
  • Open to:
  • Male 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Orthodox 
  • Organizer:
  • Yeshivat Eretz Hatzvi Jerusalem 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Yeshivat Eretz Hatzvi 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Shulamith Ebner 
  • (p):972 2 679 1424 
  • administrator@yehatzvi.org 
  • http://www.yehatzvi.org 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 05,2016 - June 08,2017, JERUSALEM, $25000
  • August 28,2017 - June 03,2018, JERUSALEM, $27000

Tel Aviv University International MA in Middle Eastern Studies

Program Description

Over the duration of three back-to-back semesters, students who participate in the Master of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies (MAMES) program become immersed in the history and current affairs of the modern Middle East. Those who are interested in pursuing careers pertaining to the Middle East in the fields of journalism, diplomacy, government, think tank research, advocacy/activism, and academia will find an unparalleled opportunity to acquire an in-depth understanding of the political, social and economic dimensions of the region from within. This program will equip its graduates with the analytical tools and knowledge base to eventually become experts on a region whose geo-political developments regularly affect the state of global affairs. Students who complete the program are awarded an M.A. degree in Middle Eastern History from Tel Aviv University's prestigious department of Middle Eastern and African History. 
 
Graduate seminars in the MAMES program are taught by the TAU Department of Middle Eastern and African History's senior faculty and Ph.D. candidates - world-class experts and upcoming authorities in their fields. The MAMES program offers a well-rounded and thorough curriculum, including seminars and intensive language studies. Students are required to complete three core seminars and six elective seminars over the duration of three semesters. Prior to the first semester, students learn Hebrew in an intensive seven-week course, with the option to continue in the fall and spring semesters; a combination of spoken and classical Arabic language courses are mandatory for all three semesters of the program. There is no thesis-requirement for the MAMES program, however, students who would like to continue onto a Ph.D. program are able to complete a thesis project under the supervision of a member of the faculty. 
 
The program also includes a strong extracurricular component. Film and lecture series; field trips to the Arab-Israeli city of Umm al-Fahem and Petra, Jordan; and a study tour to a neighboring country (such as Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, or Turkey), accompanied by expert researchers, will enhance the students' knowledge and ability to understand and analyze the complexities of a region transitioning through a period of profound change. 
 

For more information, contact:

Chaya Ben Shimon
(p):972 3 -640 6504 
mames@post.tau.ac.il 
  • Main Subject: Graduate Academic Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Arabic Language, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Social Sciences 
  • Duration:
  • 10 Months 
  • Age:
  • 20-30 
  • 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 Middle Eastern Studies 
  • 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/enrolled-students/course-offering/graduate-g/mameh.html 
  • Program Dates:
  • October 30,2016 - August 31,2017, TEL AVIV - YAFO, $15000
  • October 16,2017 - August 24,2018, TEL AVIV - YAFO, $15000

Tel Aviv University International 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
  • Main Subject: Graduate Academic Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Historical Conservation, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Social Sciences 
  • Duration:
  • 10 Months 
  • Age:
  • 21-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Reform 
  • Organizer:
  • Tel Aviv University - The International School for Overseas Student 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Tel Aviv University International MA in Archaeology & History of the Land of the Bible 
  • 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/new-courses-in-archaeology.html 
  • Program Dates:
  • October 30,2016 - August 31,2017, TEL AVIV - YAFO, $15500
  • October 16,2017 - August 24,2018, TEL AVIV - YAFO, $15500

Tel Aviv University International 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:

Sharon Abramovich

Tel. 972-3-6409540

secdip@post.tau.ac.il

https://secdip.tau.ac.il/

  • Main Subject: Graduate Academic Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Government, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Social Sciences 
  • Duration:
  • 10 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 Security & Diplomacy 
  • Accommodation:
  • Not Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Tamar Grushka-Shtern 
  • (p):972 3 640 9582 
  • intl@post.tau.ac.il 
  • http://socsci.tau.ac.il/sec-dip/ 
  • Program Dates:
  • October 30,2016 - August 31,2017, TEL AVIV - YAFO, $17500
  • October 16,2017 - August 24,2018, TEL AVIV - YAFO, $17500

Bnei Akiva - Torani

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Program Description

Torani is intended for young adults wishing to devote a year to serious Torah study in Israel, whilst enjoying being part of the Bnei Akiva framework. The majority of the year is spent in yeshiva or midrasha, with Bnei Akiva running seminars, Shabbatonim and an advanced leadership course to allow participants to maximise their year, experience the length and breadth of Israel and return equipped with the tools to be a leader in Bnei Akiva UK.

Applicants can choose between Yeshivat Hakotel, Yeshivat Eretz Hatzvi and Yeshivat Meir Harel Modiin (boys) and Midreshet Harova and Midreshet Yeud (girls).

 

For more information, contact:

Michael Rainsbury

michael@bneiakiva.net

+972-526000169

  • Main Subject: Jewish Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Intensive Hebrew Language, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish Studies 
  • Duration:
  • 9, 9.5, 10 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Orthodox 
  • Organizer:
  • Bnei Akiva 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Bnei Akiva - Torani 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Chava Weisblatt 
  • (p):972 2 620 9012 
  • chava@worldbneiakiva.org 
  • http://www.hachshara.org 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 02,2016 - June 04,2017, JERUSALEM, $24500
  • September 02,2016 - June 13,2017, JERUSALEM, $25000
  • September 02,2016 - June 18,2017, JERUSALEM, $24500
  • September 02,2016 - June 07,2017, JERUSALEM, $25000
  • August 22,2017 - June 22,2018, JERUSALEM, $24500
  • August 22,2017 - June 22,2018, JERUSALEM, $26000
  • August 28,2017 - June 28,2018, JERUSALEM, $24500
  • August 28,2017 - June 28,2018, JERUSALEM, $25000

Hashomer Hatzair - Shnat Zafon

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Program Description

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.
  • Main Subject: Youth Movement Studies, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Advocacy, Intensive Hebrew Language, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Kibbutz 
  • Duration:
  • 10 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Unaffiliated 
  • Organizer:
  • Havatzelet- Hashomer Hatzair 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Hashomer Hatzair - Shnat Zafon 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Judith Wolffberg Dank 
  • (p):972 3 695 6575 
  • hanaga@tkz.co.il 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 05,2016 - July 02,2017, , $14800
  • September 03,2017 - July 02,2018, , $15000
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