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What is Masa Israel?
Masa Israel Journey connects Jewish young adults to 5-12 month gap year, study abroad, post-college, volunteer, and Jewish studies programs. No other organization makes it easier for young adults to have exciting, life-changing experiences in Israel.
 
Masa Israel is a joint project of the Government of Israel and the Jewish Agency for Israel and is made possible by the generous contributions of the Jewish Federations of North America and Keren Hayesod-UIA. 
Why should I go to Israel?
As a Masa Israel participant, you will live in Israel for 5 to 12 months while exploring your passions, interests, identity and more. Israel is a country of great diversity within a very small area, offering many historical, religious, and cultural opportunities and Israel is also a global leader in innovation in many of today’s most relevant fields—technology, healthcare, the environment, and business.
What support does Masa Israel provide before I leave for Israel, while I’m there, and after I come back?
Masa Israel provides simple access to immersive experiences that are as varied as Israel itself, and helps you navigate the entire process at every step along the way. Masa Israel offers a wide range of programs to fit every need and interest and can help match you to the most appropriate option. Masa Israel also provides grants and scholarships to help make the experience more affordable.
 
The Masa Israel Community provides a built-in network for Masa Israel program participants through social events and other activities that give program participants the chance to meet participants from other Masa Israel programs. The Masa Israel Community also gives alumni of Masa Israel programs a chance to reconnect with their fellow participants and to participate in social and professional networking and service opportunities back in their home communities. Check out community.masaisrael.org to see the opportunites we have for our program participants and alumni.
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