Masa Israel Journey – reconnecting with your roots
Significant grants and scholarships on offer for eligible participants
Masa Israel Journey offers young Jewish adults between the ages of 18 and 30 a range of programs in Israel from 5 to 10 months, including life-changing gap year, study abroad, post-university and volunteer experiences. The Zionist Federation of Australia is the Australian representative of Masa Israel Journey and our Israel Programs team is available to assist in program selection and provide support and advice in applying for scholarships.
Masa Israel Journey was established in 2004 by the Government of Israel and the Jewish Agency with the vision that all Jewish young adults would have the opportunity to spend an extended time in Israel. Masa believes that long-term experiences in Israel can effectively shape and inspire the next generation of Jewish leaders while strengthening their connection to the Jewish people and Israel.
To make these programs even more enticing, Masa also offers extremely generous grants and scholarships for eligible participants of up to US$10,000.
ZFA President Philip Chester said:
“The ZFA sends close to 400 young adults on Masa programs each year. ZFA Israel Programs is a pivotal part of our ethos to send young people to experience Israel first-hand. The impact on the individual, the community and the Zionist movement is significant and we encourage all young people to take advantage of the wonderful programs and the generous financial support on offer.”
To date, almost 100,000 people worldwide have gone on a Masa Israel program. With over 200 program options currently on offer, there is a program for everyone. Applications for 2014 Masa programs are now open! To explore your options and enquire about eligibility for grants, contact the ZFA Israel Programs team on 03 9272 5584 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ZFA Israel Programs has a brand new website featuring an interactive program finder. It has videos for almost fifty programs, downloadable forms and information, blogs and more. ZFA Israel Programs is also sending out a monthly newsletter featuring news, events, Israel programs alumni blogs and program of the month. Subscribe now at www.israelprograms.com.au.
For more information please contact:
Lana Lachyani, Communications and Events Coordinator, Zionist Federation of Australia