Schechter Beit Midrash for Overseas Rabbinical Students

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Program Description

The Overseas Beit Midrash at the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary, affiliated with the Conservative/Masorti movement, is a full-time academic program combining Jewish and Israeli experiences based on a pluralistic and egalitarian approach. It is open to rabbinical students from all streams of Judaism, as well as college graduates interested in a high-level Judaic studies program. The Beit Midrash offers guidance for students embarking on a spiritual quest to explore the texts of Bible, Talmud, Halacha and Midrash.
 
You will learn in small classes alongside students from Israel and around the world, creating an atmosphere which is both Israeli and international. The program requires a high Hebrew level since all classes are conducted in Hebrew. You may also take advantage of M.A. courses on a wide variety of topics in Jewish studies at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies. The Schechter Institute is an accredited institution of higher learning and credits may be transferred to other schools.
 

Stagerim

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Program Description

This program is operated in French.
 

Aardvark Israel - Selah

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Program Description

SELAH – the Aardvark Israel Jewish Enrichment track is based on the biblical word Selah, meaning "stop and listen" or "pause and think about that,” which is the theme of our unique and intensive Jewish educational track.
 
The Selah track is a nine month long, non-coercive, co-ed program aimed for people who want to explore their Jewish identity in an open and inspiring environment.  This is an opportunity, as young adults living away from home, to take a moment and think about what it means for you to be Jewish.
 
Living in two of the most exciting cities in the world, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, participants in the Selah track will have a variety of opportunities to build a strong connection with Israel and further develop their understanding of Judaism.  The Selah staff consists of highly gifted rabbis and educators, and the curriculum includes diving for Techelet, making shofarot, doing Kaparot with live chickens, visiting a mikvah, and a myriad of other unique experiences. Through studies, Shabbatonim, special volunteering projects, and interactions with Israelis, students will continue to be inspired throughout the year.
 
The Selah program mission is to develop a cadre of creative, young Jewish leaders inspired by Torah Lishmah, motivated by a love of the Jewish People, and enthused by the rebirth of Medinat YisraelThe Selah track supplements the exciting and popular Aardvark Israel Gap Year program with a rich educational Jewish enrichment program.
 
Please refer to the Aardvark Israel website for complete list of prices.

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Israel Way: Tel Aviv Internship Experience

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Program Description

Spend five meaningful and fulfilling months in Israel's most vibrant business hub and expose yourself to an international career development experience. Don't just make coffee and copies! Pursue an internship in whatever field you choose and receive hands-on guidance and practical training while consistently working as a productive member of an Israeli team.
 
Internship opportunities are available in just about any field including business, finance, high-tech, communications, arts, non-profit and more. Israel Way staff work closely with you to help you make the best of your Israel experience.
 

For more information, contact:

USA:1-888-351-9897
Canada: 1866-269-6889
International: +972-3-920-3999

 

 

Career Israel

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Program Description

Career Israel is a five-month professional internship program open to college and university graduates from all over the world, offering you an online database of more than 500 internship opportunities that you can search before applying for the one of your choice!
 
Hundreds of leading Israeli companies and organizations in fields ranging from law, medicine, media, economics, and politics to public relations, education, social work, engineering, and more have chosen to work with Career Israel -- which translates into an amazing variety of opportunities for the Career Israel participant. A professional internship in Israel is an impressive and prestigious addition to your resume and will enhance your career. A GRE prep course and exam are available on the program as well.
 
Career Israel offers accommodations in the largest economic centers of Israel: Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa. For more details on the Career Israel location options, click here.

 

For more information, contact:

Jordana Bickel
Registrar and Recruitment Coordinator 
 877-261-3442

 

 

Israel Way - Career Growth

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Program Description

This 5 to 10 month professional internship program enables you--young educated professionals, ages 22-30--to spend a significant period of time in Israel, enriching your work experience and expanding your professional horizons while interning in an Israeli company. In addition to internships, you'll have study courses in Hebrew and English, various workshop and seminars on exciting topics about Israel, cultural events, tours and trips around the country.
 
The program takes place in Israel's center of business, leisure and fun--Tel-Aviv and its surroundings. Having an internship in this city makes your journey to Israel a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Professional staff accompany participants during the program, assisting and helping on every matter. 
 
The program provides you with accommodations for 2-3 people (basic furniture, kitchenette, bathroom) in one of the suburbs of Tel-Aviv, a monthly stipend of $200, free monthly ticket for public transportation, and medical insurance. 
 
The internship can be provided in English.
 

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

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Program Description

Pardes is an open, co-ed and non-denominational Jewish learning community, based in Jerusalem and with programs worldwide. Students encounter and grapple with classic texts and traditions of Judaism, while exploring their relevance to today’s most pressing issues. Pardes empowers students with the knowledge and tools to take ownership of their Jewish experience.
 
Diversity is at the core of Pardes and students represent a broad spectrum of the Jewish world. The result is a vibrant community constantly engaged in honest, dynamic and constructive debate leading to serious personal reflection and growth.
 
Our renowned faculty members affiliate with a range of communities. While the vast majority live their lives in accordance with halakha (Jewish law), they differ from one another in their philosophical, spiritual and practical approaches to Judaism. Through relationships with faculty, the community and Jewish texts, students leave Pardes with refined critical thinking, improved communication and interpersonal skills and more nuanced and sensitive perspectives.
 
The Pardes Year/Semester Program offers a rich framework for students seeking to delve deeply into classic Jewish texts, contemporary Jewish ideas and personal Jewish identity. Seminar-style classes and havruta (partner) study are complemented by trips around Israel, Shabbat and holiday experiences, social action projects, and guest speakers representing a range of voices.
 

Highlights

Classes include Talmud, Bible, Jewish Philosophy, Modern Jewish History, and more, including the following Specialty Tracks:
 
-Social Justice
-Self, Soul & Text
-Judaism & Conflict Resolution
-Jewish Educators Track
 
 

For more information, contact:


North America
Jenna King Brill (Pardes '12-'13)
Assistant Director of Recruitment, North America
(212) 447-4333
jenna@pardes.org
 
Israel & Abroad
Kalie Kelman (Pardes '10-'12)
Assistant Director of Recruitment, Israel
+972 2 673 5210 (ext 230)
kalie@pardes.org.il
 
 

Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa

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Program Description

Volunteer or intern for 5 or 10 months and learn about the issues facing Israeli society, on the only post-college program with Israeli participants in the group. Work with refugees from Darfur and Eritrea, Arab-Jewish coexistence, and much more. Learn Hebrew, travel around Israel and get to know the country and society better than you ever thought possible.
 
Tikkun Olam's Coexistence Track seeks to build mutual understanding between Jews and Arabs in the diverse communities of Jaffa through volunteer work and education, and by focusing locally on the issues facing Jews and Arabs in Israel today. The Social Action Track will immerse you in the multicultural communities of southern Tel Aviv in which you volunteer and study, offering a first-hand perspective into the struggling neighborhoods of South Tel Aviv.
 
The new Internship Track will enable you to gain valuable career experience in the non-profit sector, while making a difference for Israel's disadvantaged populations and learning about the complex issues facing Israeli society. 
 

For more information, contact:

Sasha Gold

Director of Admissions

sasha@bina.org.il

tel: +972-52-8365417

 

Afikei Torah/Chochmas Lev

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Program Description

Afikei Torah is the realization of our belief that every young woman who dedicates a year to Limud HaTorah and spiritual refinement is entitled to a learning experience of the highest academic standard. Afikei Torah offers a program of study that goes beyond the ordinary. Our study sessions and classes are designed to challenge our students intellectually and nurture them spiritually. Textual ability and analytical skills are honed together with constant awareness that Torah is the gateway to Ahava and Yirah and "Talmud Mevi Lidei Ma'aseh." 
 
We expose our students to the multiplicity of Torah and give them the confidence to navigate a Torah-true path. Consistent with our belief in excellence for all, we have included a skill-strengthening track so that any student with a desire to learn can find her place in our school. Afikei Torah sees the composition of the student community as a crucial catalyst for successful spiritual development. While Afikei Torah students stem from diverse academic backgrounds, they are unanimous in their total commitment to Torah observance and their aspirations to spiritual growth and fulfillment. The prospective Afikei Torah student is someone who is sincerely committed to Mitzvah observance and has a genuine desire to advance in both learning and spirituality.
 

Aardvark Israel

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Program Description

Get ready for our trendy, young, hip, urban experience.  Aardvark Israel offers 5 and 9 month programs located in the two most exciting cities on the planet: Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Live in apartments, find your passion through interning or volunteering, earn college credit, and explore the country.
 
With a high staff-to-student ratio, we offer personal attention enabling us to build tailor-made modular programming for our international student population. Additional enrichment options include law and government, entrepreneurship, psychology and health, army, sea sports, and digital art and media. For the more adventurous, consider Aardvark International where you live in Israel and visit eight countries: Norway, Spain, Ireland, China, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, and Holland.  For the more spiritual, check out our co-ed Jewish learning program designed to make Judaism fun and fresh.
 
Please refer to the Aardvark Israel website for complete list of prices.
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