Pre-Aliyah | Masa Israel

Pre-Aliyah

Hebrew University Preparatory Year

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Program Description

The Preparatory Program for new immigrants at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem provides recent high school graduates and recently discharged soldiers who plan to continue their undergraduate studies in Israel an introduction to academic studies and intensive language instruction. The yearlong program serves as a gateway to the Hebrew-speaking Israeli society, while helping the student refine the skills needed for regular university studies.
 
In general, the program consists of intensive language instruction and courses in mathematics, Israel studies, history, introductory university courses, and academic skills.
 

For more information, contact:

Luba Glikin
972-2-5881602
  • Main Subject: Ulpan Hebrew Language Studies, Undergraduate Academic Studies, Freshman Year Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Intensive Hebrew Language, Pre-Aliyah, Social Sciences 
  • Duration:
  • 9.5, 11 Months 
  • Age:
  • 18-24 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • French, Russian, Spanish, English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Unaffiliated 
  • Organizer:
  • The Hebrew University - Rothberg International School 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Hebrew University Preparatory Year 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Bar Cohen 
  • (p):972-2-5881395 
  • maz_hash@savion.huji.ac.il 
  • http://www.overseas.huji.ac.il/mechina 
  • Program Dates:
  • August 03,2016 - June 28,2017, JERUSALEM, $23155
  • August 07,2017 - May 31,2018, JERUSALEM, $23085

Betar - Shevet Achim

Program Description

  • Main Subject: Ulpan Hebrew Language Studies, Jewish Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Intensive Hebrew Language, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish Studies, Pre-Aliyah 
  • Duration:
  • 10.5, 11 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Male 
  • Language:
  • French 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Orthodox 
  • Organizer:
  • World Betar 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Betar - Shevet Achim 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Rachel Mendelovich 
  • (p):972 2 679 2954 
  • Rachel@betar.org.il 
  • http://www.betar.org.il 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 04,2016 - July 30,2017, JERUSALEM, $12500
  • August 27,2017 - July 19,2018, JERUSALEM, $12500

Bnei Akiva - Amlat

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Program Description

Amlat is combines leadership, Jewish studies, Hebrew language, work on a Kibbutz, an Army/MDA experience and more. The program is meant for young Jewish boys and girls from South America who are looking for a Jewish traditional program. 
 
The program includes trips all over the country, meeting with Israelis and other young people from all over the world, volunteering, celebrating Shabbat and Holidays together, leadership seminar and more. Participants will be staying in a variety of locations including youth hostels, a kibbutz and a yeshiva and receive full board.
  • Main Subject: Experiential Programs, Youth Movement Studies, Jewish Studies, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Education, Jewish Studies, Kibbutz, Pre-Aliyah, Social Action / Volunteering, Spirituality 
  • Duration:
  • 10 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • Portuguese, Spanish 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Orthodox 
  • Organizer:
  • Bnei Akiva 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Bnei Akiva - Amlat 
  • Price:
  • $ 17000 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Chava Weisblatt 
  • (p):972 2 620 9012 
  • chava@worldbneiakiva.org 
  • http://www.bneiakiva.net/hachshara/index.htm 
  • Program Dates:
  • February 01,2017 - December 04,2017

Tnouot

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Program Description

Massa Tnouot is for young adults and youth movement bogrim. This 9 month program in Israel gives participants the tools to stay in Israel (to study, go to the army, etc) or allow them to return to France with a rewarding experience and training for life.
  • Main Subject: Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Intensive Hebrew Language, Pre-Aliyah 
  • Duration:
  • 5 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • French 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Unaffiliated 
  • Organizer:
  • The Israel Experience- Educational Tourism Services Co. LTD 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Tnouot 
  • Accommodation:
  • Not Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Rebecca Dubreuil 
  • (p):01 83 64 86 81 
  • iepaiement@israelexperience.org 
  • http://www.programmeisrael.org/tnouot/ 
  • Program Dates:
  • November 02,2016 - April 02,2017

Prepa Technion

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Program Description

Program operated in French

  • Main Subject: Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Engineering, Intensive Hebrew Language, Pre-Aliyah 
  • Duration:
  • 8.5, 9 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • French, Hebrew 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Unaffiliated 
  • Organizer:
  • The Israel Experience- Educational Tourism Services Co. LTD 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Prepa Technion 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Rebecca Dubreuil 
  • (p):01 83 64 86 81 
  • iepaiement@israelexperience.org 
  • http://www.programmeisrael.org/prepa-technion/ 
  • Program Dates:
  • November 02,2016 - July 20,2017, HAIFA, $16800
  • October 25,2017 - July 25,2018, HAIFA, $16800

Bnei Akiva - Amichai

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Program Description

Bnei Akiva Amichai Amlat is an experiential program which combines a leadership, Jewish studies, Hebrew language, work in a Kibbutz, and Army/MDA experience. The program is meant for young Jewish boys and girls who are looking for a Jewish traditional program.

  • Main Subject: Ulpan Hebrew Language Studies, Youth Movement Studies, Jewish Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Education, Jewish Studies, Kibbutz, Pre-Aliyah, Social Action / Volunteering, Spirituality 
  • Duration:
  • 9.5, 10 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • Portuguese, Spanish 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Orthodox 
  • Organizer:
  • Bnei Akiva 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Bnei Akiva - Amichai 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Chava Weisblatt 
  • (p):972 2 620 9012 
  • chava@worldbneiakiva.org 
  • http://www.bneiakiva.net/hachshara/index.htm 
  • Program Dates:
  • August 16,2016 - June 05,2017, JERUSALEM, $17000
  • August 17,2017 - June 16,2018, JERUSALEM, $17000

Tzofim - Garin Tzabar

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Program Description

Garin Tzabar is a unique program, founded in 1991 and run by Tzofim Tzabar Olami, with the support of the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption, The Prime Minister of Israel's office, The Social Security Department, The Jewish Agency For Israel and Masa Israel Journey. Garin Tzabar members are Jewish Americans and children of Israelis living in the Diaspora who choose to move to Israel and serve in the IDF. Upon their arrival in Israel, the group is adopted by the Israel Scouts and placed in a hosting kibbutz, whichquickly becomes their home away from home throughout the duration of their army service.
 
Garin Tzabar creates a group framework of guidance and support for young Jews and Israelis living abroad who choose to return to Israel or make Aliyah for the first time in order to serve a full and meaningful service in the IDF. This is done by a mental and emotional preparation process that starts in the countries of origin and continues with their arrival to Israel and their absorption into the Kibbutzim, Israeli society and through the processes of military pretrial recruitment. The core of the program is carried out during their military service where they continue to live as a group and receive from the group constant guidance and support.
 
 
Garin Tzabar main office in NY -
•  garininfo@israelscouts.org / Garin@israelscouts.org
•  (p): +1.212.339.8130 X304/5  ) 
 
Garin Tzabar main office in Europe:

 

Highlights

The Preparation Process
In this initial stage, the prospective Garin members meets for preparation seminars throughout the year to discuss and reflect on issues pertaining to the move to Israel, including study of the cultural, political and social characteristics of Israel and a thorough introduction to the IDF and its social role in Israeli society. Each individual is encouraged to undergo a personal process of maturation towards moving to Israel and joining the IDF.
 
The Absorption Process in Israel
The first three months in Israel are dedicated to absorption in the kibbutz, Hebrew Ulpan studies (for those who need supplementary Hebrew studies) and handling of all the bureaucratic issues of absorption in Israel and the IDF.
 
Service in the IDF
Upon joining the army, each Garin member follows his/her individual path within the IDF system. The Garin continues to exist as a support group and members continue to meet in the kibbutz over weekends, during the holidays and on time off from the army. All Garin staff--both from the kibbutz and from the Israel Scouts, continue to work with all members throughout their army service period. Additional seminars and programs are designed and implemented to maintain the framework of the Garin.
  • Main Subject: Volunteer Programs, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Education, Kibbutz, Pre-Aliyah 
  • Duration:
  • 12 Months 
  • Age:
  • 17-24 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • Hebrew 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Unaffiliated 
  • Organizer:
  • Tzofim Tzabar Olami 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Tzofim - Garin Tzabar 
  • Price:
  • $ 8500 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Hila Hirak 
  • (p):972-3-6303642 
  • hilahi@zofim.org.il 
  • http://www.israelscouts.org 
  • Program Dates:
  • August 15,2017 - August 15,2018

Tzofim - Shnat Sherut Tzabar

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Program Description

Want to spend a year working with teens and children in development towns, boarding schools, or community centers in Israel before enrolling in college? On Tzofim Shnat Sherut, you will lead an authentic Israeli life, speak Hebrew, serve the community, and live with Israelis your age.
 
As a participant, you will live as a group in communes with the rest of the Tzofim Shnat Sherut participants from Israel. Participants must be fluent in Hebrew, have prior experience working with children and youth, and have visited or lived in Israel for an extended period of time. Participants from North America interested in joining the program will need to attend pre-preparation seminars in the United States.
  • Main Subject: Volunteer Programs, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Intensive Hebrew Language, Pre-Aliyah, Social Action / Volunteering 
  • Duration:
  • 12, 12.5 Months 
  • Age:
  • 17-23 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • Hebrew 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Unaffiliated 
  • Organizer:
  • Tzofim Tzabar Olami 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Tzofim - Shnat Sherut Tzabar 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Hila Hirak 
  • (p):972-3-6303642 
  • hilahi@zofim.org.il 
  • http://www.israelscouts.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=74&Itemid=64 
  • Program Dates:
  • August 01,2016 - August 01,2017, , $10500
  • August 09,2017 - August 28,2018, TEL AVIV - YAFO, $10500

Tikva

Program Description

Program operated in French

  • Main Subject: Jewish Studies, Freshman Year Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Intensive Hebrew Language, Jewish Studies, Pre-Aliyah, Social Action / Volunteering 
  • Duration:
  • 9 Months 
  • Age:
  • 17-23 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • French 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Unaffiliated 
  • Organizer:
  • The Israel Experience- Educational Tourism Services Co. LTD 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Tikva 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Kathleen Bessis 
  • (p):972 2-621 6027 
  • kathleenb@israelexperience.org.il 
  • http://www.massa.tikva.org 
  • Program Dates:
  • October 05,2016 - July 02,2017, , $16640
  • September 25,2017 - June 26,2018, JERUSALEM, $14500

Bnei Akiva - Shalhevet

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Program Description

Bnei Akiva inspires and empowers young Jews with a sense of commitment to the Jewish people, the Land of Israel and the Torah.

 

For more than 80 years, Hachshara, a year trip to Israel, has played a part in shaping and training the future leaders of Bnei Akiva and Jewish communities around the world.

 

Hachshara is a vital component in your Bnei Akiva journey, when you can devote time to learning Jewish texts, develop independently and explore your identity.
Shalhevet is an international World Bnei Akiva program, where you will meet friends from Italy, Germany, Scandinavia, Canada, USA and more.

 

Shalhevet is an uplifting, inspiring and empowering year in Israel with Bnei Akiva.

 

You’ll learn new skills, enhance old ones, develop your Jewish identity and adapt to new environments – all while enjoying the group experience.

 

Shalhevet is all about learning and giving. It’s a year for yourself, but also a chance to contribute to society around you.
 

Highlights

Shalhevet is a ten-month program encompassing a variety of experiences: studying Torah, volunteering on a kibbutz, a Hebrew Ulpan, Marva, Magen David Adom, leadership program, and much more. Shalhevet is not based in just one location—round every two months, the group moves to another part of Israel. 

  • Main Subject: Experiential Programs, Youth Movement Studies, Jewish Studies, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Jewish Studies, Kibbutz, Pre-Aliyah, Social Action / Volunteering, Spirituality 
  • Duration:
  • 9 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • Hebrew, English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Orthodox 
  • Organizer:
  • Bnei Akiva 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Bnei Akiva - Shalhevet 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Chava Weisblatt 
  • (p):972 2 620 9012 
  • chava@worldbneiakiva.org 
  • http://www.bneiakiva.net/hachshara/index.htm 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 06,2016 - June 05,2017, JERUSALEM, $22000
  • September 05,2017 - June 10,2018, JERUSALEM, $20000
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