Meaningful Discovery

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By Carla  Farson, Pardes Year Student 2010–2011
 
In the spring of 2010 I received a Masa grant to study in the Year Program at Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. By the grace of Masa, I was given the opportunity to begin my formal Jewish education and experience a year of life in Eretz Yisrael.
 

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“Only in Israel”

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Not so long ago, I was walking along Pierre Koenig Street near my house, and got to a red light at the intersection across from Pardes.  It was pretty deserted at that time of night, with only a few cars and pedestrians out.
 

Living it like a local in Israel

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By Alexandra Lebovitz
 
How about really getting to know Israel—beyond the Dead Sea, Masada and the Kotel?
 
Have you ever had the chance to breathe in the aromas of Middle Eastern spices in an open-air market?
 

Reflections on riding the bus in Jerusalem

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In light of the recent events in Jeruslam, Pardes alum Courtney Miller (Spring 2010) shares a post of hers from last year. Courtney has&nbs
 

Masa’s Israeli Cultural Evenings

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I had the pleasure of taking part in the Masa Culture evening at ZOA last week, where I saw a performance by The Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company. The hour long performance was spellbinding – highly talented dancers mixed with compelling choreography, vibrant costumes and music.
 

7 Seriously Fun Festivals For Passover

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It’s not spring break—it’s better!
 

Who can I speak to about choosing a long-term Israel program?

Who can I speak to about choosing a long-term Israel program?

Masa Israel staff members are available to help you or connect you to alumni who can provide you with information about programs. Please get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to work with you.

How do I get a grant from Masa Israel?

How do I get a grant from Masa Israel?

First, apply to your chosen program. Then, fill out the Masa Israel grant application. You will receive an email with a PDF version of your grant application. Print and sign the form and send that application to the program you are attending (do not send the application directly to Masa Israel). 

How much financial assistance does Masa Israel provide?

How much financial assistance does Masa Israel provide?

All Masa Israel participants are eligible to apply for universal grants and needs-based scholarships. The amount available depends on your country of origin, your age and the program you attend. Visit our Grants and Scholarships page for eligibility criteria and for information about what you’ll need to apply.