Israel. A Better Stimulus Plan Guidebook

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This is a guide to all the academic, volunteer, internship programs available through MASA.

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Israel. A Better Stimulus Plan Guidebook

  1. 1. 8 MASA Israel Journey LIVNOT JOURNEY Duration: 5 months Program Dates: Sept 2009 – Feb 2010 Program Cost: $5,400 Cost After MASA Grant: $2,400 Geared toward Jews aged 21-30 with little or no background in Judaism and founded on an atmosphere of open mindedness, Livnot offers soul-searching, physically invigorating, and emotionally elevating experiences in Israel. The program includes hikes, seminars, volunteer work, communal living, and a Hebrew Ulpan. For more information, visit livnot.org.il/pages/5month. OTZMA—A UJC/FEDERATIONS OF NORTH AMERICA PROGRAM (Please refer to page 4 for program details.) PUZZLE Duration: 5 Months Program Dates: Sept 2009 - Jan 2010; Feb 2010 - June 2010 Program Program Cost: $7,000 Cost after MASA Grant: $4,000 One program, three meaningful experiences. Puzzle is a unique five-month program for college graduates built upon three fundamental components of a complete Israel experience. While on Puzzle, participants experience Israel with Israelis, volunteer for two months at MADA or on Marva, take a one-month hiking adventure along Israel’s National Hiking Trail, and join the Israeli Academy for Leadership for a two-month learning program that fosters the development of personal and national identity and responsibility. For more information, visit www.yeladim-netivot.org/puzzle. TIKKUN OLAM IN TEL AVIV-JAFFA Duration: 5 or 10 months Program Dates: Sept 2009 – June 2010 (10 month program); Sept 2009 – Jan 2010 (Fall Semester); Feb – June 2010 (Spring Semester) Program Cost: 5 months — $5,500; 10 months — $8,500 Program Cost After MASA Grant: 5 months — $2,500; 10 months — $4,000 Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, a volunteer and study experience for Jewish English speakers aged 22-27, offers participants both community service and coexistence program options. Those who choose the community service track live in South Tel Aviv and work with new immigrants to Israel, foreign workers and refugees from Darfur and elsewhere. Those who choose the coexistence track live in Jaffa and volunteer in organizations that promote coexistence among Arabs and Jews. Participants in both tracks partake in intensive Hebrew study (ulpan) and trips around Israel, and are welcomed into Bina and The Daniel Centers’ communities of young Israelis. For more information visit tikunolamisrael.org/. WUJS JERUSALEM LEARNING Duration: 6 Months Program Dates: Mar – Aug 2009; Aug 2009 – Feb 2010 Program Cost: $7,600 Program Cost After MASA Grant: $4,600 The WUJS Jerusalem Learning program is a deep and engaging Jewish studies experience. The Jerusalem Ulpan (Hebrew language) program coupled with extensive courses in Judaism and Zionism are all conducted in a pluralist, open minded that incorporates time in the classroom, weekly field trips, overnight hikes, meetings with Israeli peers, volunteer options and a variety of fun and enriching activities. For more information, visit wujsisrael.org.
  2. 2. WHAT IS MASA ISRAEL JOURNEY? MASA is a unique organization that gives young Jewish adults, aged 18–30, the chance to build lasting relationships with Israel, strengthen their Jewish identities and gain meaningful experiences through one of more than 160 long-term Israel programs. In addition to a wide variety of program opportunities, MASA offers grants and scholarships to help participants cover program fees. MASA also provides support, activities, workshops, and resources to assist participants during their stay in Israel. Since 2004, MASA has been a catalyst in the development of new and exciting, quality programs that express the multi-faceted experience of Israel. MASA is a project of the government of Israel, the Jewish Agency for Israel, and is made possible through the generous support of the United Jewish Communities, the Federations of North America, and Keren Hayesod—UIA. ABetterStimulusPlan.org The State of Israel GB 5000 3.09

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