FAQs About Safety and Security in Israel
Masa’s New Six Week Volunteer Program
Masa is excited to introduce a new 6-week volunteer program in Israel designed for individuals eager to transform their compassion into meaningful action. This unique opportunity allows participants to immerse themselves in Israel’s narrative of resilience by choosing a volunteer initiative that resonates with their passions. With options to volunteer in Tel Aviv, Haifa, or Eilat, participants will have the chance to contribute to various communities across Israel. The program offers 12 cohorts, with start dates ranging from February to June 2024, accommodating a wide range of schedules. To be eligible, individuals must be between the ages of 18-40, possess a basic knowledge of English, have a valid passport, and identify as Jewish. Join Masa’s journey to make a difference and be part of the vibrant story of Israel.
If you are looking for a way to help and be involved in relief efforts there are many options available; you can donate blood at MDA locations, deliver food to the elderly, volunteer with the elderly, collect donations for soldiers and drop them off at a local collection space. It can be challenging to sit back during these uncertain times and we are here to help you navigate this feeling. All volunteering efforts must receive the approval of the program director and from the Masa Chief of Security and Safety, Amir Keinan.
Volunteering Opportunities Outside of Israel
- Letters to the Front Lines
- Combat Antisemitism on Campus
- Volunteer Mental Health Care for Israel Crisis
Mental Health Support
If you’re feeling distressed and want to talk to a professional, here is a link to a hotline. Help is available in multiple languages, or you can call them at *3201. In addition, we want to share three resources for mental health support:
- Natal – National Trauma Center: Call 1800-363-363
- Crossroads – Mental Health Support: Dial 02-624-6265
- Eran – Mental Health Support: Reach out at 1201
If you need an individual call or meeting with a professional, contact Sigal via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tell Your Story, Share Your Experience
We invite you to share your stories and experiences, which will help you and thousands of others to process this challenging situation. Whether you want to record a short video or write a text, we will be happy to hear how you feel during these difficult times. Please fill out this form with your information.
Hear from our alumni around the world:
Fight Antisemitism Online
Without leaving home, it is possible to bring about a significant change in the anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic discourse and help the State of Israel in the public sphere and online. To report offensive content on social media? https://foantisemitism.org/en/monitoring
To make the process more precise Fighting Antisemitism Online (FOA) prepared Google Forms to collect problems; https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1fV_f-JS7ROF4Ftih1S0ZpXae7e_6yEjW?usp=sharing
The folder currently includes:
- Accounts worth following and sharing informational content –
- Link to a page with hate content to report
- Link to a hateful reportable video/post to report
If you’ve been blocked from your TikTok account – https://forms.gle/hcsyNmAtYmEFuTNd7
Our Fellows and Alumni in Action
We are proud to see that many members of our community have already made a substantial impact using their platforms to stand for Israel, below are just a few examples of our Fellows and Alumni making an impact:
Israel at War Podcast Episodes
In this three-part special current event podcast, Mike, Alan, Mordechai, and Jordana discuss what may come next in Israel’s war with Hamas in Gaza. They share their feelings and observations in this difficult time. We hope these special episodes help our listeners understand and process these difficult events in order to build up our own resilience. Together we will find the light at the end of the tunnel. Am Yisrael Chai!