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Funding you could be eligible for:
$3,000 or more.

If you have at least one Jewish grandparent and are between 18 and 31 years old, you could be eligible for $3,000 of funding (or more) for five months. Funding can vary with your age, and the length and type of your program—but don’t worry, our staff is here to help you navigate funding options and any questions.

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Israel Corps – Project TEN

israel-outdoors-next-logoSpend five months living and volunteering alongside Israeli peers while making a meaningful impact on Israeli society. You’ll have the option to live in one of two culturally diverse locations, learn Hebrew and Arabic, and gain experience in ecotourism, social justice, entrepreneurship, and co-existence.

Become part of the community in which you live and serve. This is your chance to gain a real world connection to Israeli society and its people. Along the way, we will crisscross the country on a series of travel experiences take you to parts of Israel that you’ve never seen before!

 

Sustainability, Education, and Co-Existence on Kibbutz Harduf

Over the past several years, Kibbutz Harduf has initiated numerous groundbreaking projects in education, services for those with special needs, mental health, welfare, and organic agriculture. As a result, the kibbutz became the country’s largest producer of organic agricultural products. The kibbutz also played a key role in the establishment of Israel’s first Waldorf School.

Israel Corps members live like locals on a unique kibbutz with approximately 650 residents, including 170 children and adults with special needs.  While living on Kibbutz Harduf, participants take part in creating a pluralistic Jewish community, as they learn about tikkun olam and sustainable agriculture from local experts. They also dedicate much of their time to co-existence work through social action programs between Jews, Bedouins, and Arabs, as well as other volunteer projects with local community partners. The program is a personal journey and an opportunity for young adults to explore their connection to humanity, the Jewish people, and planet Earth.

Israel Corps is a service learning experience — not just a volunteer project.

Travel

In addition to making a contribution to your host community, exploring Israel is a core component of Israel Corps – Project TEN. The program includes a series of educational tours in participants’ home region and beyond. These enrichment experiences are scheduled throughout the program and are designed to expose Israel Corps participants to contemporary Israeli society, the intricacies of Jewish history, and the stunning beauty of Israel’s ecology on a deeper level than a typical tour. Israel Outdoors NEXT’s own professional guides lead these excursions and all of the travel expenses are included. In addition to day trips, the program covers weekend-long trips to many other parts of the country. During these longer trips, participants stay at hotels and guesthouses while taking part in seminars and programs with others Israel Outdoors NEXT groups.

For more information, visit the Israel Corps program website, or contact their staff.

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Way More Israel

Way More Israel (WMI) is an innovative program that offers the experience of living and working in Israel that takes you beyond being a tourist. On Way More Israel, you will spend your first month in the heart of Jerusalem – the mystical, magical Old City. You’ll experience first-hand the history, culture and holidays while getting acclimated to life in Israel. You’ll begin daily Ulpan, go on trips and meet both Israeli peers and influential people.

The next three months of WMI concentrate on full-time volunteering or interning in your chosen field. You will get the internship/volunteer placement that will look great on your resume, while being meaningful and productive. There are 4 days a week of interning/ volunteering and once a week you will have group volunteering and/or trips around the country to discover a side of Israel you likely have never heard about.

The fifth month of Way More Israel features an ecological farm experience. You’ll learn agricultural techniques and principles in a rural setting. You’ll meet Israelis and people from around the world who care deeply about the environment.

What makes Way More Israel different? You’ll go beyond the typical: you’ll be welcomed into the homes of every type of Old City resident (including sampling their ethnic cuisine), you’ll have unique cultural encounters in Jerusalem and around Israel (including trips to places tourists don’t visit) while you focus on Hebrew skills and advancing your career/volunteering for a worthy cause. You’ll meet so many different people, get to know our awesome staff, and learn about yourself and Israel. A total experience, WMI will stimulate all your senses as you see, feel, taste, smell and hear an extraordinary, unique Israel.

For more information on Way More Israel, please visit their website or contact their staff.

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Masa Israel Teaching Fellows

Masa Israel Teaching FellowsA partnership of Masa Israel Journey, Israel’s Ministry of Education, and the Jewish Agency for Israel, Masa Israel Teaching Fellows aims to close the achievement gap in Israel’s education system by placing English-speaking college graduates as English teacher’s aides in schools throughout Israel.

Masa Israel Teaching Fellows are Jewish young adults from English-speaking countries. Fellows must have completed undergraduate college degrees and must have some experience as educators (formal or informal). They must demonstrate the ability to excel in a challenging, cross-cultural environment and to be immersed in Israeli society.

Orientation & Training
During the first three weeks of the program, Fellows partake in intensive training created and lead by Israel’s Ministry of Education. Top educators from across Israel come together to build your teaching skills and prepare you the Israeli classroom experience. Throughout the program, Fellows will also receive intensive Hebrew instruction.

Core Programming
After your training, you will work hands-on with your peers, volunteering 25-30 hours a week in a public school leading small group tutoring classes in your city. As an educated English speaker, you can contribute to Israel by strengthening the English skills of students lacking in language skills and opportunities to engage with native English speakers. In addition to teaching English, Fellows choose a secondary community volunteer project for approximately five hours a week, with different options available depending on your city placement and according to your background and interests.

Travel Experiences
In additional to classroom and volunteer experiences, Masa Israel Teaching Fellows also includes excursions and cultural travel experiences all around Israel, designed to expose you to modern Israeli society, the many layers of Jewish history, and the natural beauty of Israel. Every trip is led by professional guides, and all of the travel expenses are included. Evening programs such as speakers, presentations, and organized social nights are also scheduled periodically. Outside of scheduled programming, nights, weekends, and holidays are free for you to explore Israel on your own!

For more information, please visit the Masa Israel Teaching Fellows website or contact their staff.

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3 Ways Tikkun Olam In Tel Aviv-Jaffa Can Change Your Life

By: Rachel Blaifeder

Looking to spend some time in Israel? Want to make the most out of your time abroad? Look no further than Tikkun Olam, a 5 or 10 month volunteering program that will give you both a meaningful and rewarding experience. Here are three ways that this program can and will change your life:

1. The Specialized Tracks

Participants on Tikkun Olam choose from one of two volunteer tracks: either Social Action or Coexistence. The Social Action Track provides hands-on experience working with migrant workers from all over the world whereas the Coexistence Track gives participants the chance to work with organizations that promote Arab-Jewish understanding. Regardless of what track you choose, your studies will concentrate on the issues you are faced with while volunteering, meaning you’ll be able to apply what you see outside the classroom inside the classroom!

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2. Trips and Tours Around Israel

All Masa programs include trips to and around Israel. Participants get to experience the Israeli people and Israeli culture first-hand while touring such a beautiful country! Where Tikkun Olam differs, though, is that day trips function as an extension of the program. There is no better way to understand the issues facing Israeli society then to travel to places like Israeli Arab villages and the West Bank, where you can actually meet the people whose lives are being affected!

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3. Living Like a Local

Although the program is held in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, known for its beaches and nightlife, Tikkun Olam houses participants in the same neighborhoods as the ones they volunteer in. By living with the local people, participants get a true feel for what the community is like and they form connections with residents that enable them to become truly immersed. To be living in Tel Aviv is one thing, but becoming a member of a small community is something ENTIRELY different!

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Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv – Jaffa

Masa Israel's Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv - Jaffa Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa offers English speaking Jews from around the world between the ages of 21-30 the opportunity to live, study and volunteer in Tel Aviv-Jaffa for 5 or 10 months.

Tikkun Olam is also open to Israeli participants, enabling international participants to get more quickly and naturally absorbed into Israeli society, while giving Israeli participants the chance to live and study alongside members of the global Jewish community.

Orientation Period
You’ll begin your Tikkun Olam experience with an orientation period lasting a few weeks, dedicated to Hebrew Ulpan study, getting acclimated to southern Tel Aviv and Jaffa culture, and touring potential volunteering places.

Specialized Tracks
In order to focus your volunteer and study time on the program, you will choose between two volunteer tracks: Social Action and Coexistence.

On the Social Action Track, you’ll live in South Tel Aviv and volunteer with new Israeli immigrants, at-risk Jewish populations, refugees from Darfur and Eritrea, and migrant workers from all over the world.

On the Coexistence Track, you’ll live in one of the diverse neighborhoods of Jaffa and volunteer in organizations that promote Arab-Jewish understanding and coexistence.

In all tracks, your study days will focus on the issues that you’ll encounter in your volunteering, along with classes on Jewish identity and Israeli culture. And you’ll continue your Hebrew language studies throughout the course of the program.

Trips and Tours
You’ll explore Israel, its people and its culture, on overnight trips all over the country, day tours and cultural activities. Overnight trips focus on exposing you to the many different regions of Israel through camping and hiking (for all skill levels). The day trips are an extension of the study program — you’ll get a first-hand view of the issues facing Israeli society by meeting the people who live them each day. Past tours include Israeli Arab villages, West Bank settlements, Bedouin villages and more.

Community Life
The program housing is in the same neighborhoods as the populations with which you’ll volunteer. You’ll create connections with the populations living around you, and enable yourself to truly become a member of the community.

For more information on Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv – Jaffa, please visit their website or contact their staff.

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Solidarity of Nations – Achvat Amim Human Rights Volunteering in Jerusalem

Solidarity of Nations – Achvat Amim Human Rights Volunteering in Jerusalem

Achvat Amim brings people together who are motivated to make real change in the world around them. Achvat Amim and their partners connect participants to projects that aim to end racism, violence and inequality as an essential building block for a society based on values that are central to Judaism such as justice, equity, and peace.

Working with Rabbis for Human Rights and the Hand in Hand School
First and foremost, participants will be working in a number of projects with Rabbis for Human Rights, an Israeli human rights organization that gives “voice to the Jewish tradition of human rights” and with the Hand in Hand Jewish-Arab Bilingual School. Some of the projects will have a social and educational focus, like working in a school or community center doing arts or language based education and empowerment work; others will be physical projects, like working with youth to design and build a community garden. You will work on projects individually, in small teams, and with the whole Achvat Amim group to ensure that you gain experience in various areas and that the work you do has real, positive impacts on the people you work with. Projects will be determined based on the skill sets and interest of the selected group and the needs of community partners.

Learning Spaces
Through learning sessions, lectures and participatory activities, the group will explore what it means to engage with a complex world as a Jewish person, renew the dialogue surrounding Zionism in the 21st century, and envision one’s role in the struggle for a society rooted in fairness and equality. Topics will range from Israeli politics and geography, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Zionist and Jewish philosophy to activism in the 20th century, community organizing practices, and economic theory. While Achvat Amim engages with Jewish thought and culture from a primarily secular perspective, the program will provide a multitude of perspectives in order to fully enrich the ongoing development of the conversation.

Explore
You are going to be living in Jerusalem – a city full of complexity and diverse cultural life. You will go to cafes and bars and art exhibits. You will join learning circles and celebrations. You will discover the connections and tensions between East and West Jerusalem, as well as the vast and very real meanings behind words such as conflict, occupation, peace, justice and self-determination. You will have meetings and go to work on your project. You will learn all over the city and all over the country.

For more information, visit the Achvat Amim program website, or contact the staff.

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