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The TAMID Israel Investment Group is a comprehensive, three phased program that connects American business-minded students with the Israeli economic landscape. The initiative aligns the next generation of philanthropists, leaders and investors in Israel through education, hands-on investment experience, and meaningful professional opportunities. This program is currently being piloted at the University of Michigan and will expand to college campuses nationwide in the near future.
Updated: Dec. 06, 2009
A new umbrella group, Lapid Israel, formed in 2008, aims to bring a high level of organization, publicity and public funding to bringing younger Diaspora Jews - those still in high school - on educational trips to Israel. The 24 organizations represented by Lapid bring some 15,000 high-school-age Jewish youths to Israel on formal programs each year. Lapid aims to become as successful as its best-known cousins, Birthright-Israel – Taglit, and MASA, private initiatives funded jointly by Israel, philanthropists, the Jewish Agency and others.
Updated: Dec. 01, 2009
MASA Israel Journey recently launched ‘Go Green in Israel,’ an initiative to highlight opportunities for young adults in North America to study, intern or volunteer in the “green” or environmental sector in the Jewish state. MASA offers programs ranging from environmental studies at Ben-Gurion University and the Arava Institute, to internships at renewable energy startups, to volunteering on an eco-farm.
Updated: Nov. 23, 2009
Birthright, the 10 day Israel trip, which has brought some 220,000 Jews aged 18 to 26 to Israel since its inception in 2000, also runs specially tailored Birthright programs for those with disabilities. They have organized trips for young people with Asperger's syndrome, a form of high-functioning autism, for the hearing impaired, the developmentally disabled and wheelchair users, and has had one trip for blind participants. By the end of 2009, at least 28 groups of people with special needs will have traveled to Israel on Birthright since 2003.
Updated: Nov. 16, 2009
This is the first long-term study of Taglit-Birthright Israel alumni to document the program's impact on early participants and their decisions and attitudes regarding marriage, community, and connection to Israel. The report finds, most dramatically, a deepening attachment to Israel and commitment to Jewish family.
Updated: Nov. 08, 2009
Israel Connect is a program of the Melitz organization, dedicated to developing and facilitating a two-way, long-term and interpersonal connection between Jewish youth from around the world and their peers in Israel in order to enhance their Jewish identity and commitment to the Jewish people. The project twins young Jews from frameworks such as schools, university campuses and the IDF using the internet, video conferencing and face to face encounters.
Updated: Nov. 08, 2009
The Jewish Agency has laid the cornerstone for a new Israel Cultural Center in Budapest that could serve as a testing-ground for similar Israel-Diaspora centers worldwide. Modeled on other nations' foreign cultural services, the center will bring under one roof a wide range of activities connected to Israel, and will expose visitors to a many fields of Israeli culture.
Updated: Nov. 04, 2009
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
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
Hebrew Ulpan Classes are opening throughout the New York metropolitan area during Fall, 2009. The classes use the Israeli Ulpan method and materials for teaching and improving Hebrew language skills, including conversation, comprehension, reading, and writing. Courses are taught at all levels in small, interactive classes by experienced Israeli teachers. A 30% discount is offered to those making Aliyah.
Updated: Sep. 10, 2009