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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.
  • Main Subject: Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Coexistence, Education, Jewish Studies, Kibbutz, Leadership, Zionism and Israel Society 
  • Duration:
  • 9 Months 
  • Age:
  • 18-21 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Organizer:
  • Educational & Spiritual Center in Hannaton 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Mitzpeh Bagalil 
  • Price:
  • $ 14000 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Jonny Whine 
  • (p):972 4 905 9605 
  • jonnywhine@gmail.com 
  • www.echannaton.org/gap-year 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 06,2016 - June 12,2017  Apply to this program

Kol Ami

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Program Description

Our Mission
 

1. Unite Jews and Israelis from around the world

2. Volunteer in the local community

3. Explore the land of Israel

4. Gain leadership skills

5. Increase physical endurance and train for the army

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.
 

 

  • Main Subject: Experiential Programs, Volunteer Programs
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  • Keywords:
  • Leadership, Social Action / Volunteering 
  • Duration:
  • 6 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Organizer:
  • Tlalim Conference, Events & Recreation Ltd. 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Kol Ami 
  • Price:
  • $ 10000 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Kol Ami 
  • info@kolami.org.il 
  • https://www.kol-ami.co/ 
  • Program Dates:
  • August 27,2017 - February 27,2018  Apply to this program

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

 

 

To learn more about this program you can contact:

Daniel Roth, director

Phone: +972 52 832 8595
Email: daniel@achvatamim.org
http://www.achvatamim.org/
 

 

 

 

  • Main Subject: Volunteer Programs
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  • Keywords:
  • Coexistence, International Humanitarian Work, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Leadership, Social Action / Volunteering 
  • Duration:
  • 5 Months 
  • Age:
  • 20-30 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Organizer:
  • Havatzelet- Hashomer Hatzair 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Solidarity of Nations - Achvat Amim 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Judith Wolffberg Dank 
  • (p):972 3 695 6575 
  • hanaga@tkz.co.il 
  • http://www.achvatamim.org/ 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 04,2017 - January 30,2018, JERUSALEM, $8500   Apply to this program
  • February 06,2018 - July 02,2018, JERUSALEM, $8500   Apply to this program

Yachad

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

 

  • Main Subject: Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Intensive Hebrew Language, Leadership, Social Action / Volunteering 
  • Duration:
  • 10 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-21 
  • Language:
  • Hebrew, English 
  • Organizer:
  • Joint Council of Israeli Zionist Social Leadership Academies 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Yachad 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Stav Karmel 
  • (p):972 54 249 0469 
  • yachadcoordinator@gmail.com 
  • http://www.yachadisrael.org 
  • Program Dates:
  • August 30,2017 - June 30,2018, , $15000   Apply to this program

Nativ

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Program Description

Nativ is a challenging academic year program dedicated to creating and inspiring the Conservative Jewish leaders of tomorrow. Nativ, which means “path” in Hebrew, provides its participants with a unique opportunity to explore new directions on the journey to becoming a Jewish adult. From September to May, Nativ participants are immersed in the rich and diverse society of Israel, exploring the land and enjoying a fulfilling Conservative Jewish lifestyle.  The program includes academic university classes, intensive Hebrew classes, Judaic and Yeshiva studies, and innovative leadership training. Nativ enables recent high school graduates to earn college credits for their studies while living in a classroom without walls.
 
A year of true exploration, Nativ 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 academics and volunteer work, learning and teaching, personal challenge and community living. Participants on Nativ return from the year with a stronger attachment to the land of Israel as well as a deeper passion for Judaism, enthusiastic to share with their North American communities what they have learned.
 
Cost of the Program including Flight is $24100.
 

For more information, contact:

New York Office
(p): 212-533-7800 ext 1119
(f): 212-353 -9439
nativ@uscj.org
 
Jerusalem Office
(p): 972 2 625 6386

 

  • Main Subject: Youth Movement Studies, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Intensive Hebrew Language, Jewish Studies, Leadership, Social Action / Volunteering 
  • Duration:
  • 9 Months 
  • Age:
  • 17-19 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Conservative 
  • Organizer:
  • United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Nativ 
  • Price:
  • $ 25500 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Deborah Shafran 
  • (p):646 519 9246 / 972 2 966 3824 
  • Nativ@uscj.org 
  • http://www.nativ.org 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 04,2016 - May 29,2017  Apply to this program

Hanoar Hatzioni - Shnat Hachshara

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Program Description

This program is conducted in Spanish.
  • Main Subject: Experiential Programs, Youth Movement Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Advocacy, Intensive Hebrew Language, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Kibbutz, Leadership, Social Action / Volunteering 
  • Duration:
  • 9, 9.5 Months 
  • Age:
  • 17-20 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • Spanish, English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Unaffiliated 
  • Organizer:
  • Hanoar Hatzioni 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Hanoar Hatzioni - Shnat Hachshara 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Dafna Rosenberg 
  • hholamit@netvision.co.il 
  • http://"http://www.hholamit.org.il/shnat_hachshara.asp?ln=en 
  • Program Dates:
  • August 28,2017 - May 27,2018, , $15175   Apply to this program
  • February 12,2018 - November 08,2018, JERUSALEM, $15175   Apply to this program

Habonim Dror - South Africa Shnat

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Program Description

Shnat is Habonim Dror’s ultimate Israel programme. It is an intensive 10 month experience that combines studying, mad fun, finding friends for life and beginning a process of defining your personal identity. Running since 1946, the Machon is a world-renowned Institute for the training of young leaders from the Diaspora and boasts a faculty containing some of the best teachers in there fields in Israel.  
 
Shnat consists of 3 components – Machon/Boneh, Kibbutz and Kaveret. The Machon offers an exciting and hands-on look into Israeli History and Current Society, Jewish Civilization, Hebrew, Leadership skills, Political Insights and lots more through lectures and courses. Boneh is an alternative option for those who prefer a more informal environment than the university style lectures of Machon, with greater focus on Habonim and the kvutzah (group), focusing on topics more specific to Habonim. Boneh is hosted on a kibbutz, where the participants live together and build a sense of group identity.
 
After Machon, participants spend several weeks on a Habonim kibbutz, working in different jobs with the kibbutzniks; from cooking, gardening and laundry to working in the kindergarten and the fields. Participants enjoy free weekends and spend time getting to know the young people on the kibbutz and other volunteers. Nine hours of hard labour every day allow the Shnatties to enjoy the fruits of this Socialist living. 
 
Kaveret combines practical communal living with community work in Israeli society. The Shnatties contribute invaluably to Israeli society whilst learning, compromising and fending for themselves (yes, that includes cooking; cleaning and shopping!). Kaveret gives participants an opportunity to explore the depths of Israel society while contributing to its betterment by volunteering with different organisations.
  • Main Subject: Youth Movement Studies, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Environmentalism, Intensive Hebrew Language, Kibbutz, Leadership, Social Action / Volunteering 
  • Duration:
  • 9.5, 11.5 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Unaffiliated 
  • Organizer:
  • Habonim Dror 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Habonim Dror - South Africa Shnat 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Dan Samowitz 
  • dansamo@gmail.com 
  • http://www.habo.org.za/s/ 
  • Program Dates:
  • February 10,2018 - January 22,2019, , $15800   Apply to this program