Study in Israel – Aish Hatorah Essentials Program for Men
Spend as long or as little as you want studying your Jewish heritage in Israel’s pulse, in the heart of the Old City of Jerusalem. The Essentials introductory program is the perfect start for your spiritual quest. Essentials examines the relevance of being Jewish in today's world, and explores major themes and practices in Jewish spirituality. You can participate for an hour, a day, a week, or a month. The program offers a unique opportunity to gain a strong understanding of core concepts in Jewish thought, while touring regularly throughout Jerusalem and around Israel. For more information please visit: http://israel.aish.com/essentials/
Study in Israel – Aish Hatorah Jewel Program for Women
Jewel is a 3.5 week introductory educational program for Jewish women ages 19 - 30. Amazing classes, exciting weekly trips around the country, volunteer work, Shabbat in the Old City, Hebrew language classes - the perfect balance of touring, fun, learning and personal growth.
Jewel has varied levels where students are invited to question and learn at their own pace in a warm accepting environment. Explore concepts in Jewish philosophy and spirituality, probe essential questions, delve into prayer and Hebrew texts, and learn the Torah approach to self awareness and relationships, and so much more.... For more information please visit www.jewel4women.com.
Study in Israel – Neve Yerushalayim for Women
Neve Yerushalayim’s program offers Jewish women the opportunity to personally interact with some of the most stimulating lecturers and authors in the Jewish world, including personalities such as Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller (Our Bodies – Our Souls, More Precious Than Pearls, This Way Up), Rabbi Leib Kelemen (Permission to Believe, Permission to Receive, To Kindle a Soul), Rabbi Yaakov Marcus, and many others. Students tackle life’s toughest personal, philosophical and theological issues in a sensitive and thoughtful environment. Private tutorials are provided to all interested students. The program is conducted on Neve Yerushalayim’s sprawling, 6-acre, mountaintop campus in Jerusalem, and includes tours throughout Israel. For more information please visit: http://www.nevey.org/
Study in Israel – Shearim College for Women: Taste of Torah
Taste of Torah is a program for women curious about their Jewish heritage. No prior knowledge of Jewish Studies or Hebrew is required. The breadth of the curriculum provides a well-balanced introduction to Jewish thought, text, tradition and practice. The intimate classes and mentoring options provide the students with a framework to integrate Judaism into their lives in an individualized way respecting each student’s pace and unique spirituality. For more information please visit: http://www.shearim.com/program/core/taste-of-torah
Mahal – Israeli Army Volunteer Service/Program
Nearly all Israelis, with few exceptions, are required to serve in the Israeli military. The Israel Defense Forces encompasses the country's army, navy and air force. Additionally, thousands of Jews and their descendants have expressed a desire to volunteer as soldiers for the IDF. For non-Israeli volunteers, there are many ways to participate as a full soldier. One of them is to join the Mahal brigade.The duration of the Mahal IDF program for non-Israeli citizens is 14 ½ months (or 18 months including Hebrew studies). There are also IDF programs of 14 ½ months for overseas Israelis. For more information please visit: http://www.mahal-idf-volunteers.org/
Marva – A Two Month Taste of the Israeli Army
The Marva program is a unique outdoor experience open to participants from all over the world. The program is conducted in simple Hebrew allowing for significant improvement of Hebrew skills. Activities range from camp craft, navigation and topography to hikes, lectures, seminars and walking tours, participation in training exercises, and living in field conditions. Marva is not an easy program, and military-style discipline is enforced in all activities. The program is based in the south of Israel on a Gadna base, but participants will spend considerable time in various other parts of the country, including Jerusalem, the Golan Heights, the Galilee and more. For more information please visit: www.israelexperience.org.il/marva
Sar- El: Volunteer at an Israeli Army Base
Sarel is a 1-3 week volunteer program with the IDF. Volunteers live on army bases, and do maintenance work such as packaging food and medicines for soldiers, fixing army equipment, clearing out storage spaces, etc. There are social aspects to the program as well. For more information please visit: http://www.sar-el.org/
Magen Dovid Adom – Ambulance Volunteer Program
This exciting two-month group experience is for independent young adults, aged 18 and over. Participants undergo a first-aid training course in Israel, and are then placed in one of the numerous Magen David Adom Centers around the country, where they work on ambulances with other Israeli volunteers, providing first aid and emergency care. The program includes housing in absorption centers, as well as trips and seminars, and is run several times a year. For more information please visit: www.israelexperience.org.il/mda
Livnot – Galilee Fellowships, Northern Exposure, Volunteer Program
The Livnot U'Lehibanot Israel program invites you to join summer 2012 for 3 and 4 week Galilee Fellowships programs in Israel, or 1-week Northern Exposure programs. Livnot programs fuse volunteering with hiking in Northern Israel and workshops about different issues facing Israel and the Jewish world. They are geared for people aged 20 – 30. The programs allow you to experience Israel, meet Israelis and perform community service in Tzfat and the North. The subsidized programs cost $100 per week and include all program costs, including room, board, hikes, activities and classes, in addition to the volunteering.For more information, visit www.livnot.com
Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu
Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu is situated in the fertile Beit Shean valley close to the Sea of Galilee. It is home to 300 members and an equal number of children, and combines an observant, Jewish lifestyle with principles of kibbutz life and a devotion to the land and people of Israel.
For more information, visit www.seliyahu.org.il/
Isralight Inward Bound
Inward Bound is a ten-day course in transformational Jewish wisdom. Participants live and learn for ten days in the Old City of Jerusalem. The program takes place in a newly renovated 900 year old Crusader era building, overlooking the Western Wall. The Isralight Inward Bound program is designed to give the participant a sophisticated and holistic understanding of the major concepts, principles, and practices of Judaism. By examining these concepts principles and practices from a foundational level, the participant will gain an understanding of how all of the various aspects fit together in an integrated spiritual whole. For more information please visit: http://www.isralightinwardbound.com/
Pathways is an Israel experience for college students and young professionals interested in learning and deepening their connection with Israel, Jews and Judaism. Stimulating workshops in a broad and intellectually-open environment, Pathways boasts great touring around Israel – Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem, a 2-day desert trip to the Negev and an incredible 5-day trip to the North. See the amazing testimonials on the website: http://www.pathwaysisrael.org/
JInternship - JIE Jerusalem Internship Experience
JIE places qualified college students and recent college graduates with world-class professional opportunities in top Jerusalem-based companies spanning several key industries. In addition to gaining practical professional experiences in the professional field of choice, participants have ample opportunities to tour Israel's sights and splendor, explore its history and participate in inspiring and empowering classes on Judaism presented by the world's premier Jewish educators. For more information please visit: http://www.jinternship.com/
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