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A program to bring Diaspora teachers and community leaders on a subsidized educational trip to Israel has gained Israel government approval for the first time. At a recent cabinet meeting, the ministers approved a pilot program of Netivey Masa, or Masa Pathways, a joint government-Jewish Agency project that is intended to finance a majority of the expense for such trips. The teachers will visit schools in Israel, and meet other educators preparing them to help establish an interface between the Israeli education system and Diaspora Jewish education systems.
Updated: Feb. 08, 2009
The Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel offers a 5-week summer program in Israel that educates and inspires exceptional young Jews from diverse backgrounds to become active participants in Jewish culture throughout their lives, and to contribute their talents and vision to the Jewish community and to the world at large. Bronfman Fellows spend the summer before their high school senior year traveling through Israel, exploring their Jewish Identity, and engaging with thinkers, authors, artists, and educators in an all expenses paid, 5 week Israel experience.
Updated: Jan. 20, 2009
eCamp – The international technology summer camp, to take place both in Israel and the US this summer, is entering its second season. eCamp, a pluralistic Jewish community, is designed to bring enterprising young people aged 8-18 from around the world together for a unique interactive Israeli – Jewish hi-tech experience. eCamp is designed to encourage campers to express their creativity and discover their connections with the Jewish world and Israel.
Updated: Dec. 18, 2008
Israel experience trips—and Taglit-Birthright Israel trips in particular— increasingly include a substantial mifgash—an “encounter” between the Diaspora Jewish visitors and Israeli peers. The aim of the present report is to improve understanding of the formal and informal components of the mifgash, as well as the significance of the experience for North American and Israeli participants.
Updated: Dec. 18, 2008
Over 3,000 federation lay and professional leaders from North America gathered in mid November, 2008 at the Binyanei HaUma international convention center in Jerusalem to attend the annual General Assembly (GA) of the United Jewish Communities (UJC). During the four days of deliberations, study tours, exhibitions, entertainment and formal and informal contact the cloud of global economic uncertainty and its effect on Jewish fundraising and philanthropy was the constant topic of conversation. The JTA has given the GA comprehensive coverage on its website.
Updated: Nov. 27, 2008
Drawing on focus group interviews and interviews with communal professionals in five cities, this report examines the extent to which Birthright Israel alumni are able to express their heightened interest in Jewish life on their campuses and in their communities. The report, the first in a series, is part of a comprehensive research program in how best to meet the needs of the Birthright Israel alumni.
Updated: Nov. 26, 2008
Makom is a strategic collaboration between the Jewish Agency and local North American community leaders to put Israel back into the heart of all Jewish life. It starts with commitment. Then together, mapping existing community Israel-centered programs and building on those resources to develop a multi-year strategy that creates and delivers compelling educational, cultural and travel content and experiences that deepen individual and community engagement with Israel.
Updated: Nov. 16, 2008
The Bar/Bat Mitzvah in Jerusalem website sponsored by The Israel Ministry of Tourism and The Jerusalem Tourism Authority provides the information one would need to plan a Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration in Jerusalem. The site, written in Hebrew, English and French, is rich in useful multimedia and textual information, including possible Jerusalem venues for the celebration and family tours, suggested travel agencies and hotels.
Updated: Nov. 16, 2008
The Alexander Muss Institute for Israel Education has been conducting high school programs in Israel for North American Jewish students since 1972. Over 19,000 AMIIE alumni have experienced the excitement and the challenge of study, travel and social growth in Israel. AMIE offers programs for individual students, day and community schools as well as for adults on its Hod Hasharon campus.
Updated: Nov. 06, 2008
'Leaders for Tikkun Olam' is a newly launching leadership program providing young professionals from Israel and around the Jewish world the opportunity to live, learn and contribute together to communities in need in Israel and in developing countries while building a future leadership for their own communities of origin. The eight month program in Israel and India provides training and action in Tikkun Olam ('fixing the world') preparing the participants to become leaders of an international Jewish service corps.
Updated: Oct. 29, 2008