Leadership events (for post-college)

Leadership events (for post-college)

November 22, 2015 (All day)  -  November 26, 2015 (All day)

  Jerusalem  -  Israel

Masa Israel Leadership Summit 

Every year we invite the most exceptional participants of Masa Israel programs to five intensive days dedicated to helping them become strong and active Jewish leaders in their local communities. The Seminar offers them dynamic and interactive programming and creates the opportunity to build a support network of peers from around the world.

Leadership
 

Mitzpeh Bagalil

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Program Description

Mitzpeh BaGalil is a ten-month, intensive enrichment program designed for high school graduates from North America and Europe, but open to applicants from around the world.

A typical week in the Mitzpeh BaGalil program includes:  Formal study of the Hebrew language, Israeli history, and Torah (in a modern context); group discussion; social activism; exploration and touring; and informal social interactions with the Hannaton Mechina participants and Hannaton kibbutz member families.

Why choose to spend your gap year at Hannaton? 
Our Israeli-style gap year program is a pluralistic experience, open to Jews of all denominations and political leanings

Our program structure has an Israeli flavor to it. How?
Through community building, social action, and a significant amount of self-governance while they’re here, participants actively determine the outcome of their experience.

Asked why they chose Hannaton, most current participants say one of two things: First, they wanted to be in close contact and dialogue with Israelis their own age. Parallel to the gap year program, Hannaton runs a pre-army Mechina. The two programs take place on the same campus; meals are often together, as well as some activities and trips. 
Second, Hannaton’s location and experiential programming offer a unique opportunity to interact with a wide spectrum of residents of the region; not just Jews, but local Bedouins, Druze and Muslims, often inside their homes or institutions Through one-on-one exchanges, program participants become intimately familiar with Israel. Graduates return home with a strong network of Israeli friends, their own opinions about the region, the skills to cogently express them to others.
 

Kol Ami

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Program Description

Our Mission
 
Develop a united Jewish leadership among Israeli youth and their Diaspora contemporaries. With the understanding that Israel is an integral part of the world Jewish tapestry, we will encourage the creation of a social network aspiring to excellence and which takes responsibility for impacting the future of the Jewish people. 
 

Highlights

Goals


Develop Jewish Peoplehood – Formalize the link between Israel's Jews and Diaspora Jews through their common historical and cultural heritage while inspiring desire for mutual action and commitment to the future.


• Leadership Development – Grow leadership abilities through self-leadership and the will to lead and serve as a personal example. The students will self-manage themselves and the program by running committees and working on individual and group projects (with the help and guidance of our staff).


• Improve Public Diplomacy – Train advocates to speak out for Israel. Public diplomacy will stem from a deep knowledge and faith in the importance of the Zionist vision. Students will acquire the tools and the skills to disseminate this knowledge.


• Solidifying Jewish Zionist identity – Develop a personal identity rooted in the philosophies of some of the greatest Israeli and world leaders. With a broad education and focused study, the students will become leaders with vision and purpose, possessing the resolve and ability to effect real change within themselves and society at large.


• Love of the Land – Understand Israel geographically and socially by becoming familiar with all sectors of the population engendering the understanding that the pioneer spirit is still very much alive in contemporary Israel.


• Preparation for Next Step – Practice physical fitness and mental stability for those joining the IDF. For those returning home, identify the challenges within the different Jewish communities and preparing for returning home for meaningful involvement.

 

The weekly schedule is primarily filled with learning Zionism, Jewish history, philosophy, Hebrew, politics, and Israel advocacy.  Alongside this learning, we partake in many outdoor activities such as hiking, acquiring navigation skills, volunteering, getting to know communities around Israel and more. All activities are in English.
 

 

The Masa Israel Leadership Summit Fellowship Seminar

The Masa Israel Leadership Summit Fellowship Seminar

April 6, 2014 (All day)  -  April 10, 2014 (All day)

  Israel  - 

Masa Israel Journey’s Leadership Summit participants will be given the opportunity to apply for one of our various fellowships such as: Federation Fellowship, Partnership2Gether Fellowship, Israel Advocacy Fellowship, and more.

Selected participants will be invited for a follow-up seminar that will take place in Jerusalem, which will include practical tools and ideas that will enable you to succeed in your chosen fellowship.

 

 April 6-10, May 15-17

Leadership

Israel Engagement Seminar for Australian and South American Gap-Year Participants

Israel Engagement Seminar for Australian and South American Gap-Year Participants

June 17, 2014 (All day)  -  June 19, 2014 (All day)

  Israel  - 

This seminar is organized in conjunction with communities in Australia and South America. 

150 participants will come together to discuss different ways of connecting to Israel in their first year on campus. Participants will meet campus educators throughout the course of the seminar.

 

June 17 – 19, 2014

Israel Engagement Seminar for Australian and South American Gap-Year Participants

Israel Engagement Seminar for Australian and South American Gap-Year Participants

June 17, 2014 (All day)  -  June 19, 2014 (All day)

  Israel  - 

This seminar is organized in conjunction with communities in Australia and South America. 

150 participants will come together to discuss different ways of connecting to Israel in their first year on campus. Participants will meet campus educators throughout the course of the seminar.

 

June 17 – 19, 2014

Israel Engagement Seminar for Study Abroad Participants

Israel Engagement Seminar for Study Abroad Participants

April 4, 2014 (All day)  -  April 5, 2014 (All day)

  Israel  - 

This seminar is organized together with Hillel International for campus leaders and other students involved in their universities. 

A select group of 50 participants of study abroad programs will take part. Throughout the seminar, participants will meet with educators from Hillels on leading campuses across the United States.

 

April 4 – 5, 2014

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)

 

Solidarity of Nations - Achvat Amim

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Program Description

Achvat Amim, which means "solidarity of nations" in Hebrew, is a new 5 month volunteer experience in Jerusalem that directly engages with the reality of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, based on the core value of self-determination for all peoples. Achvat Amim is renewing the conversation on Jewish Peoplehood and Zionism for the 21st century. Together, we build a dynamic learning community in which we explore and shape Jewish culture and identity as individuals and as part of a greater whole, engage with the challenging realities in Israel and the West Bank, and build on the rich history and traditions of which we are a living part.

 

Achvat Amim is a framework for meaningful volunteer work with leading Israeli human rights organizations, including Rabbis for Human Rights, which do grassroots work with Israelis and Palestinians in and around Jerusalem. Achvat Amim focuses on developing practical skills in community development and education through intensive volunteer projects and engaging with social change and human rights movements. The program combines learning programs, outdoor experiences, seminars, and trips around the country with working on real projects with leading human rights organizations.

 

Join us in building a future rooted in the Jewish values of Tzedek (Justice), Shalom (Peace), and Achvat Amim (Solidarity of Nations).

 

Find out more: achvatamim.org

 

 

Ruchani Track 

A 5 month experience in Jerusalem for human rights and justice work informed by Torah learning, Jewish values, and practice. 

 

In addition to the core Achvat Amim program of volunteering and learning, this track provides an opportunity for halachically rooted Jewish living and spiritual practice, as well as rigorous and reflective Jewish learning, as a foundation upon which to engage with issues of the conflict, justice work and human rights. 

 

Find out more: achvatamim.org/ruchani

 

Highlights

- Volunteer doing grassroots work with leading Israeli human rights organizations

- Live in Jerusalem, a city of diversity, conflict, and beauty

- Build Jewish community and shape a collective culture

- Develop leadership and community organizing skills by taking responsibility for Tikkun Olam on the ground Learn Hebrew and Arabic

- Make lifelong connections with Israelis, Palestinians and people from all over the world

 

 

 

Yachad

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Program Description

Yachad Gap Year is the ultimate Israel immersion experience, offering you the opportunity to learn, volunteer and explore Israel in Israeli Mechina programs with Israeli peers.   For more than 20 years, these prestigious programs have been offering amazing experiences for Israeli high school grads, and now you can join them!  There's a Mechina program for every taste—non-religious, Reform, Orthodox and mixed; and any place in Israel you like.

 

If you're ready to create strong and lasting bonds with Israeli peers—if you're ready to have a deep and meaningful experience that you'll cherish for a lifetime—if you're ready to give back to Israeli society and to the Jewish people—then Yachad Gap Year is for you!

 

Yachad Gap Year represents the following Mechinot: Aderet, Beit Yisrael, Galil Elyon, HaEmek, Keshet Yehuda, Lachish, Lapidot-Emunah, Meitzar, Nachshon, Otzem, Rabin, Telem, Tzahali.

Highlights

Your year in Yachad consists of Learning, Volunteering, Exploring Israel and Life in the Group:

 

Learning: Each Mechina program has a talented and highly-trained teaching staff that will conduct discussion-based classes on Israeli society, Zionist history, Jewish studies, Jewish identity, philosophy and more.

 

Volunteering: You'll be active in the community where you live, by working in public schools and after school programs, visiting with elderly populations and contributing to the community through special projects.

 

Exploring Israel: Throughout the year you'll have seminars for several days to explore different parts of Israel. And some Mechina programs hike the "Israel Trail," which spans all of Israel from the southern tip of Eilat, all the way to the most northern point of the Galilee.

 

Life in the Group: You'll be part of a self-governing community in the Mechina program that makes all the major decisions governing life in the group.  You'll serve on committees that determine everything from how to divide up the group food budget, to planning trips and seminars, to inviting guest speakers and performers for cultural evenings.

 

Yachad is the ultimate Israel immersion experience, because you're in totally Israeli programs with Israelis your own age the whole time!  You and your Israeli peers govern every aspect of life, from dividing up the group food budget, to planning seminars and trips.  And you can choose between a broad variety of programs, for every level of observance, and in every part of Israel!

 

Mechinot details:

  • Aderet – Located in Moshav Aderet (Judean foothills), Mixed Religious-Secular students, tuition: $15,000.
  • Beit Yisrael – Located in Jerusalem, Mixed Religious-Secular students, tuition: $15,000.
  • Galil Elyon – Located in the Upper Galilee, Secular-pluralistic students, tuition: $15,000.
  • HaEmek – Located in the Beit She'an Valley, Mixed Religious-Secular students, tuition: $15,000.
  • Keshet Yehuda – Located in Moshav Keshet (Golan Heights), Religious/Orthodox students, boys only, tuition: $19,500.
  • Lachish – Located in Kibbutz Beit Guvrin (Judean foothills), Secular-pluralistic students, tuition: $15,000.
  • Lapidot-Emunah – Located in Ma'ale Michmas (Binyamin region), Religious/Orthodox students, girls only, tuition: $18,000.
  • Meitzar – Located in Kibbutz Meitzar (Golan Heights), Secular-pluralistic students, tuition: $15,000.
  • Nachshon – Located in the Northern Negev Desert, Secular-pluralistic students, tuition: $13,500.  
  • Otzem – Located in Neveh (Eshkol Region of the Negev), Religious/Orthodox students, boys only, tuition: $18,000.
  • Rabin – Located in Kiryat Tivon (near Haifa), Secular-pluralistic students, tuition: $15,000.
  • Telem – Located in Jaffa-Tel Aviv, Secular-Reform students, tuition: $14,000.
  • Tzahali – Located near Ashkelon, Religious/Orthodox students, girls only, tuition: $15,000