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About Us


What is Masa Israel?

Masa Israel, a public-service organization founded by the Prime Minister’s Office of the Government of Israel, together with The Jewish Agency for Israel, is the leading organization in the long term Israel experience space, and it sets the industry standard. 


Since its founding, over 100,000 young Jews (18-30) from more than 60 countries have participated in Masa Israel programs.


Masa leads this informal educational effort with a diverse portfolio of 2-12-month study, service, and career development programs for young Jews (18-30).


Masa Israel offers unique educational experiences beyond the scope of the participant’s main program, with a particular emphasis on excellence and leadership programming for qualifying participants. 


Masa’s transformational, authentic Israel experiences, among the best in the international experience space, empower participants to develop as individuals, while also developing a robust global professional network that includes Israelis and Jews from around the world.


Masa Israel Journey offers every eligible participant a grant of $500 - $4,500 towards participating in a program in Israel.


How we do it

Masa Israel is governed by a 16-member steering committee, with representatives from both the Government of Israel and the Jewish Agency for Israel. Masa Israel staff and representatives work in partnership with program operators, community organizations, participants and alumni to help make it easy for thousands of young adults to have immersive Israel experiences.


Approximately 80% of Masa Israel's budget goes toward providing universal grants and needs-based scholarships  to participants of affiliated programs to help alleviate the tuition burden. The rest of our budget is used for marketing, recruitment, program development and overhead around the world.