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Spring is considered by many as the best time to visit Israel, and for good reason: hundreds of millions of birds pass through that tiny little strip of a country in the course of the great migration -- offering a most unique experience for birding aficionados and amateurs alike. To coincide with the best of Israel’s spring migration that occurs from mid-March to mid-May, when the variety of species and sheer numbers of birds are exceptional, Jewish National Fund is offering its first-ever Bird Watching and Nature Photography Mission.
Updated: Oct. 21, 2009
The Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel (BYFI) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for its 24th summer program. The Bronfman Youth Fellowships sends 26 outstanding North American teenagers to Israel, for five weeks of intellectually engaging summer study during which they experience a shared sense of Jewish community. The program educates and inspires exceptional young Jews from diverse backgrounds to become active participants and leaders in Jewish culture throughout their lives, and to contribute their talents and vision to the Jewish community and to the world at large.
Updated: Oct. 20, 2009
JTS historian Jack Wertheimer, in a Jewish Daily Forward opinion piece, asks why a recent Israeli television advertisement lamenting assimilation in the Diaspora sparked a firestorm of criticism, given that 'there is a large kernel of truth to its claims'. It should instead stimulate a serious discussion on the relationship between intermarriage and assimilation and examine 'ways to build Jewish social capital and draw in disengaged Jews'.
Updated: Oct. 01, 2009
The Israel Diplomatic Fellowship is a six-month fellowship open to all college-graduated Taglit-Birthright Israel alumni living in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. The fellowship will consist of monthly meetings, cultural dinners and events, and will culminate with an optional Taglit-Birthright Israel-style trip back to Israel.
Updated: Sep. 10, 2009
Havaya International is a 5 week long opportunity to travel like a local in both Israel and across the United States, while making a positive difference in our global village. Made up of eighteen American teens and eighteen Israeli teens, going into 10th-12th grade, Havayaniks will spend two and a half weeks traveling throughout Israel with local Israelis from the 92nd Street Y's sister city in Ramat Hasharon and two and a half weeks in the U.S. getting the opportunity to share their lives with their Israeli counterparts.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2009
The opening ceremony of the 18th Maccabiah will take place on July 13, 2009. President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu will open the ceremony. The Maccabiah has organized various sporting events in more than 30 locations all around the country, from Maalot and Tiberias in the north, to Kibbutz Urim in the south, which will span over 10 days, making this the biggest Maccabiah in history. 5300 Jewish athletes from around the world plus 2000 Israelis are expected to take place in the games, which makes the Maccabiah the 3rd largest sporting event in the world, after the Olympics and the University games.
Updated: Jul. 13, 2009
This intensive, two-year program, sponsored jointly by JUF News and the Community Foundation for Jewish Education of Metropolitan Chicago, combines history and politics with hands-on training in writing and public speaking. It is open to 25 exceptional high school juniors (as of fall 2009) who love Israel; who write and speak well, can commit to a 2-year extracurricular program in Israel and advocacy; and are ready for an extraordinary trip to Israel that goes beyond tourism to active engagement in the issues.
Updated: May. 20, 2009
OTZMA, the Israel service program supported by UJC/Jewish Federations of North America and the Jewish Agency for Israel, has launched a new project to give North American college graduates (age 20-26) an opportunity to spend 10 months teaching English in under-served Israeli schools. Called the Israel Teacher Corps (ITC), the program was inspired by the successful Teach for America program, in which top college graduates teach in struggling American schools.
Updated: May. 07, 2009
For the first time this year between June 24, 2009 and July 8, 2009, MOFET JTEC of The MOFET Institute is conducting a special Leadership Seminar in Israel for leaders of Jewish Communities in the Spanish Speaking World. The participants will study, tour the country, and meet prominent Israeli individuals such as ministers, Members of the Knesset, Ministry of Education officials, leaders of social organizations, and much more. The group will learn and deliberate about issues and topics that are of interest and concern to Jewish communities in the Diaspora and create an ongoing supportive digital social network.
Updated: Apr. 23, 2009
In order to compensate for a shortage of English teachers in Israeli schools, the Jewish Agency for Israel, in cooperation with Israel's Ministry of Education and Nefesh B'Nefesh has launched 'Teachers for Israel,' which is currently recruiting young adults in North America to become English teachers in Israel. Participants will receive housing and a stipend during the 14-month, fully subsidized training period, which includes Hebrew-language instruction and teacher training. All participants receive an Israeli teaching certificate upon completion and full teacher's salary when they begin working in the school system.
Updated: Mar. 22, 2009