Next week, 230 post-college Masa Israel participants from 22 different countries will gather in Jerusalem for the Masa Israel Leadership Summit, taking place from December 15th to the 19th.
The Masa Israel Leadership Summit is an intensive educational and skill-building seminar that provides participants with the skills and knowledge to become effective Jewish leaders. Participants will have the opportunity to choose from over 30 lectures and workshops focused on leadership training, community organizing, communication skills, social media utilization, the world of Jewish philanthropy and tools to engage in constructive discourse about Israel.
Participants will meet with leading figures in the Israeli public sphere including Mr. Nir Barkat, the Mayor of Jerusalem, who will deliver the keynote address at the opening gala event. Additionally, participants will have the chance to meet with multiple Members of Knesset during a behind-the-scenes tour of Israel’s parliament house.
Masa Israel holds the Leadership Summit twice each year to provide young Jewish adults spending 5-to-12 months in Israel, who have demonstrated a commitment to leadership, with the training and connections that enable them to leverage their deep connection with Israel into active involvement in their local Jewish communities when they return home both as volunteers and professionals.