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!
 

Hebrew University in Your Community - University of Pittsburgh

Hebrew University in Your Community - University of Pittsburgh

March 25, 2011 (All day)  -  March 25, 2011 (All day)

University of PittsburghPittsburgh, PA  -  United States

Hebrew University on your campus! Representatives from the Rothberg International School will be at the University of Pittsburgh. 

We look forward to meeting you. Drop us a note if you're planning to meet with us, and we'll be on the lookout for you! In addition, we have graduate and academic gap/freshman call-in information sessions 

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.

What support does Masa Israel provide before I leave for Israel, while I’m there, and after I come back?

What support does Masa Israel provide before I leave for Israel, while I’m there, and after I come back?

Masa Israel provides simple access to immersive experiences that are as varied as Israel itself, and helps you navigate the entire process at every step along the way. Masa Israel offers a wide range of programs to fit every need and interest and can help match you to the most appropriate option.

Living Routes/Kibbutz Lotan Peace Justice and the Environment Semester

Living Routes/Kibbutz Lotan Peace Justice and the Environment Semester

Explore the connections between new forms of ecological identity and stewardship, social justice, and community in Israel. Work alongside Palestinian-Arab, Bedouin and Jewish Israelis who are striving for a just and lasting peace. Gain practical experience in ecological design, green building and sustainable agriculture. Put permaculture into action in authentic cross-cultural situations. 

Learn more about Living Routes/Kibbutz Lotan Peace Justice and the Environment Semester in Israel.

Masa Israel In The News

Masa Israel In The News

Masa Israel Journey is leading the way in connecting “the next generation” of Jewish young adults to Israel through internship, volunteer and leadership development experiences. In 2010-2011 alone, Masa Israel brought over 10,000 Jews to Israel for a minimum of five months, and we have more than 55,000 alumni around the world.

Abroad in the Desert: Peace and the Environment in Israel

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By Lee Frankel-Goldwater, Arava Institute for Environmental Studies
 
Studying abroad can change your life – I know this, I’ve been trying to spend as much time living in different places around the globe ever since I got my first taste out of the US as a teenager.  Each new culture, each mountain is an augmentation of my soul.  But, I’ll also say this, in the desert of Israel at the Arava Institute fo