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Yahel Social Change Program in Israel

The Yahel Social Change Program is a unique 5-month service learning experience for young adults between the ages of 21 and 27. The program is based in the town of Gedera and combines hands-on volunteer work with in-depth learning and immersion. The program is offered in collaboration with Friends by Nature – a local grassroots non-profit organization working in the Ethiopian community in the fields of community empowerment and education. Throughout the program participants live, volunteer and learn alongside young adults from the local Ethiopian-Israeli community.

The service experience is complemented by in-depth learning on issues such as immigration, diversity and social change. Weekend and day-trips take participants to see social change initiatives around the country and experience Israel off the beaten path.
Fall program dates: September 26, 2010 – February 20, 2011.
Cost: $5,500              
Estimated Masa Israel Journey grant for those who are eligible: $3,000

To learn more about the Yahel Social Change Program visit our website.

Please feel free to contact me with any additional questions,

Tobi Liebman-Berger, Recruitment and Admissions Coordinator
Yahel - Israel Service Learning
[email protected]
919-416-3333 (direct US line)


The Torat Reva Fellowship

College Graduates between 21-26 can study in a Modern Orthodox Midrasha for Women in Jerusalem for the 2010-2011 Academic Year for ONLY $2,000!*
The Torat Reva Fellowship in conjunction with Midreshet Devora is the opportunity for Modern Orthodox women who have recently graduated from college or graduate school to live, learn and feel the love of the Land of Israel .
Located in the beautiful Talpiot neighborhood of Jerusalem, The Torat Reva Fellowship combines stimulating classes and educational trips.

Classes to be offered include: TaNaCh, Prayer, Social Justice, Contemporary Issues, Talmud, Women in Halacha, Zionism, Jewish Thought, Halacha, Hashkafa/Mussar, Spiritual Activism, Eretz Yisrael, Kashrut, Inspirational Shabbat and an intensive Ulpan.
Cultural Mini-courses will include TaNaCh Tiyulim, archaeological digs, museum studies, theatre, the arts, Israeli cuisine and weekly guest lectures.
Internships will be an integral part of the program and organized through the larger organization of Torat Reva Yerushalayim.
The program fee includes all of the above plus lunch!
Come fulfill the dream of combining Torat Yisrael, Am Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael!
Space is Limited! Please email [email protected] or call (in the US ) 718-593-4162 or (in Israel ) 052-534-6260 for more information.
*The $2,000 fee is for participants who are North American and eligible for a MASA Automatic Grant (Jews 21-26 who have not participated in an Israel program longer than four months since 2004). The total cost of the classes, trips and daily lunch is $5,750 if you are not eligible for the MASA grant of $3,750. Housing is not included, however we may have limited space on a first come first serve basis in Torat Reva’s fully furnished luxury apartment (including utilities, wireless internet and breakfast). Check out for all of the details!



Be U, Be HebrewU: Register for a round trip to Israel!!


Livnot U'Lehibanot (Summer 2010)

One, Two and Three Week Programs Including Extension Programs for Birthright Participants.

 Galilee Fellowship - Two and three week programs
Two weeks -- August 2nd 2010 - August 15th 2010
                     $700 (does not include air fare)
Three weeks -- July 12th 2010 - August 1st 2010
                      $1000 (does not include air fare)

Northern Exposure - One week programs for Birthright Israel summer 2010 participants. For for Birthright Israel participants who are extending their trip -- $100. (All others, $350. Air fare not included)
May 23rd 2010 - May 30th 2010
May 30th 2010 - June 6th 2010
June 6th 2010 - June 13th 2010
June 27th 2010 - July 4th 2010
August 1st 2010 - August 8th 2010

Galilee Fellowship and Northern Exposure programs include hiking, volunteering, seminars and workshops while living in the spiritual mountaintop town of Tzfat. Room and board (2 meals daily).
A Livnot Journey:  Five month program(MASA subsidized)
September 2010 - January 2011
January 2011 - July 2011
Hiking -- 2 to 3 hikes weekly; desert hiking; sea-to-sea 3-day hike
Community involvement
Environmental Activism
Hebrew study
Kibbutz module (7 weeks) working in organic agriculture
Discussion groups, Seminars and Workshops
Working with Israelis
Tzfat campus located in the Old Jewish Quarter of Tzfat, a mountaintop town in Northern Israel
Includes room and board (2 meals daily)
As little as $900 with MASA scholarships

For more information, visit


Jewish Farm School Alternative Breaks

The Jewish Farm School is pleased to announce two additional Alternative Breaks happening in 2010 and welcome for all students to apply. 

May 23-30    Urban Agriculture and Food Justice, Philadelphia, PA

June 15-22   Oz Farm in Point Arena, CA  (graduate students highly encouraged to apply)

To register go to

Registration fee is $200.


Olim with Ayalim

THIS IS IT!  And this is your chance to make a difference in the Israeli society!!  Show them the way to the New Zionism!  Invite the young Jewish students of America to take part in the "National Mission" of building the country…..settling the Negev, strengthening the social fiber of the periphery while learning at the Ben Gurion U!
The highlights of the program:
Eligibility: Ages 20-29 Students of BA and MA
April – Aug. 5 month Residential Ulpan in Merkaz Klita in  Beer Sheva
Sept. -move into Student Village in Negev
Oct. – begin studies at BG University
Financial grant of 10,0000 shekels annually for 300 hours of volunteer work in the community (Tikun Olam) in addition to the 3 year Student Authority Tuition Free Scholarship
$60 monthly rent for student housing at the Student Village…..can't get better than that anywhere!
The link to the YOUTUBE film AYALIM 2009 -

Any questions?  Please call the Israel Aliyah center at 416-633-4766 ext 4 or email Liane Sela.



The Israel Volunteer Program Centre has two amazing programs for you to check out.  Click here for all the information.  You can also download the IVPC program guide.