Year Long, Junior Year Abroad and
Graduate and Post-Grad Programs
Summer, Junior Year and Grad
Programs at Israeli Universities & elsewhere
Programs in Hebrew and in English
and intensive Hebrew and Arabic study programs during the summer. For more
- The Hebrew
University of Jerusalem , (800) 404-8622. Hebrew U. programs
- Summer session (in English),
including intensive Hebrew or Arabic study.
- Junior Year Abroad and
One Year Program (in English) for undergraduates and graduate students.
- One Year Programs (in
Hebrew) and regular enrollment for undergrads and grad students. Papers
and exams accepted in English even in the regular program.
- the U. Wisconsin/Milwaukee-Hebrew
University Semester in Jerusalem International Relations Study and
Internship program. (Hillel has a brochure).
- Tel Aviv University,
(800) 665-9828. Tel Aviv U. programs include:
- T.A.U. Winter Break Program
on Environmental Challenges in Israel.
- Summer Study Tour
on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
- Kibbutz Study Program
in connection with Kibbutz Gezer
- Summer Session
- semester or year-long
Honors Program & Junior Year Abroad
- The Arava
Institute for Environmental Studies at Kibbutz Kitura. See below
- Haifa University
University of the Negev (800) 962-2248.
- Courses and one-on-one
research projects in English, with off-campus volunteer and travel
- Six week Hebrew Ulpan
program offered prior to each semester.
- Hillel scholarships
available for semester and year-long programs. See below
- The Oxford
Institute for Yiddish Studies MA in Yiddish studies. One full-time
year or 2-3 part time years. Classes and residential halls on the campus
of the School of Oriental Studies,
University of London, London.
Collegiate Institute (mid-June
to mid-July or mid-July to mid-August
on a 3000 acre ranch outside Los Angeles)
The Brandeis Collegiate
Institute (BCI) is a 26 day exploration of self and Judaism within
a safe, pluralistic community. Each session brings together young
Jews (ages 18-26) with the world's finest Jewish scholars and artists
in a living laboratory where they experience the multi-faceted aspects
of Jewish life and culture. As BCI participants engage in the arts,
study, community and the outdoors, they strive to define who they
are and what they envision as their adult Jewish life.
BCI has a historic relationship
with Hillel's Soref Initiative for Emerging Campuses and a commitment
to partnership in meeting the needs of students from campuses with
smaller Jewish populations and limited resources. Because Ganzeh Galus Guide
is a Soref campus, Ganzeh Galus Guide student members may attend BCI free
of cost. For more information, contact Scott
Aaron or 1-888-BCI-0060.
- The Columbia
Univ. - YIVO Uriel Weinreich Summer Program in Yiddish Language,
Literature & Culture. The most rigorous, comprehensive
program available in the academic study of Yiddish—a six-week
intensive summer language course held on the Columbia University campus
in New York City.
- The Vilnius
Yiddish Institute at Vilnius
University in Lithuania announces its
Summer Program in Yiddish. The course
has an outstanding international faculty
and the student body typically hales
from as many as twenty countries on
four or five continents. Extending for
four weeks in August, the five-day weekly,
60-hour intensive course often can be
applied for credit at American universities
(we haven't checked the U's rules).
Israel Internships and Professional Opportunities
Contact the Israel Aliyah Center,
experiences, including ulpan
(Hebrew lessons), volunteering, etc. Flexible time periods, from 2 months
to a lifetime. Contact the Kibbutz
Program Center / Kibbutz Aliyah Desk, (800) 247-7852. Kibbutz programs
Oren on kibbutz (including summer and semester options of Jerusalem
study & archaeology, Creative Arts workshop, Drama workshop,
and Ulpan Hebrew study)
(Hebrew study). Half day work, half day course plus room and board
for no or nominal cost. 3 and 5 month programs.
programs. Room and board at no or nominal cost in return for work
on kibbutz. Minimum 2 month commitment.
- Archaeology volunteering
with the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Institute, Arad, Israel. Year long program for recent grads,
including professional internships, study, travel, etc. (888) WUJS INS.
Institute/Technological College of Beersheva Computer Training
Program, Arad, Israel. Seven months of Hebrew language instruction,
Jewish/Israel studies courses, hiking, 250 hour computer training course
in software engineering, C, C++, and Visual Basic languages, and networking,
plus employment location assistance. Call toll free 1-888-WUJS INS for
Otzma. Leadership development program in Israel through UJF.
Project Otzma, a 10 month international volunteer fellowship in Israel,
is now accepting applications. The program focuses on training the future
leaders of the Jewish Community while giving participants the opportunity
to make valuable personal connections with Israelis. Project Otzma offers
meaningful community service placements in many settings where participants
work with diverse Israeli populations. This service component is reinforced
through a series of educational and leadership training seminars as
well as intensive Hebrew language study. The deadline for applications
is March 1. To apply or for more detailed information contact Naomi
Friedman, North American Coordinator of Project Otzma at 212.284.6721
or 1-877-GO-OTZMA; Naomi_Friedman@cjfny.org or visit Otzma's Web site:
and non-residential Israeli yeshivot of various streams, including:
U'Lehibanot. Religious study and work in Jerusalem and Tzfat,
long or short term programs. (888) LIVNOT-0.
Kol, the new feminist yeshiva in Jerusalem (where one of our
own studied summer '97)
- The Shalom
Hartman Institute (Jerusalem), (where our Faculty Advisor spent
- the Reform
Movement's College Academic Year "CAY" program in Jerusalem
and Liberal Beit
Midrash program in Jerusalem for recent college graduates.
- the Conservative
Movement's Seminary of Jewish
Studies (Jerusalem; programs also in NYC and LA). See below
- the Pardes
Institute of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem). The Pardes Hillel Scholars
Program offers half price year and summer programs for Hillel students;
additional scholarships available. Contact Ganzeh Galus Guide or Pardes for details.
- the Mayanot
(Chabad) Summer and one year yeshiva programs (Jerusalem). Now offering
full tuition scholarships.
- The Learning
Community at Yakar in Jerusalem. "The Learning Community is
a Beit Midrash that brings the wisdom of the ages to the situations
of today, integrating analytical and experiential approaches. Our
year-long program is open to individuals of all ages, Jewish backgrounds,
and levels of observance. We especially welcome the students who
bring with them life’s experience, the lessons that are not taught
in any class. Full or part time study available. Contact Yakar at
email@example.com, read the FAQ
or call 972-2-561-2310."
- More Study
or Work in Israel.
The Jerusalem Report publishes a superb
guide to dozens of Israel-based programs annually in November.
More suggestions at the following:
Summer and Year Long Opportunities in Israel and the United States
This is a sampling of announcements
Hillel has received and may not be up to date or complete.
- Machon Kaplan. June 20-Aug 1.
Social Action Summer Internship and Study Program for College Students at the
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in Washington D.C.
Intern at socially progressive organizations, receive 6 credits from Hebrew
Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, live together, and participate in social,
cultural and religious events. Sponsored by Kesher, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism,
and Hebrew Union College. More info and application at RAC website.
- Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Fellowship.
Advocate in Washington DC for Jewish Values and Social Justice. A one year fellowship for
recent grads at the Reform Jewish Movement's Religious Action Center. LAs take part in a wide
range of social action programming, coordinating special events, creating educational materials,
planning and running weekend conferences for teens and mobilizing the grassroots of American Jewry.
More info and application at RAC website.
- Hillel's Steinhardt Jewish
Campus Service Corps seeks Fellows.
Hillel is seeking recent college graduates with excellent interpersonal
skills, a passion for Jewish life, and demonstrated leadership development
skills to fill spring semester positions in Hillel's Steinhardt Jewish
Campus Service Corps (and next academic year). For further information
or to apply, contact Ganzeh Galus Guide or
Hollis Kramer, (202) 857-6531.
- Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps.
AVODAH is a year-long program combining front-line anti-poverty work, Jewish study, and community building.
It provides an opportunity for you to live out and deepen your commitments to Jewish life and social
change through a year of work in low-income communities in New York City or Washington, DC.
One of the most exciting aspects of AVODAH is the opportunity to
live with other corps members.
- Apply for a position as a counselor, specialist or staff member at a
Jewish summer camp at jewishcampstaff.com.
- Dorot One Year Public Sector Immersion Fellowship for recent grads.
The Dorot Fellowship in Israel provides opportunities for post-collegiate,
North American Jews in their twenties and thirties to spend a year engaged
and immersed in Israeli life. Fellows distribute their time between
part-time study at one of several approved institutions, and an internship
in the field of their choice. The highly competitive fellowship places
special emphasis on learning Hebrew, living independently with Israelis,
and becoming involved in Israeli society. The deadline for applications
for next academic year usually is in early January. Candidates are chosen
from a wide range of academic, professional, religious, and geographic
backgrounds and should have demonstrated leadership in their academic
and professional careers. No prior experience with Jewish organizations
or knowledge of Hebrew is required. Contact
Daniel Stein at the Dorot Foundation, 401-351-8866 ext. 11 for applications
and information. Applications available at Dorot's website.
- The Conservative
Yeshiva in Jerusalem Now Enrolling Students for next academic year.
Situated in downtown Jerusalem, the Conservative Yeshiva is a full-time
program for students from all backgrounds interested in learning text
skills at all levels. The Yeshiva combines the intense learning of Tanach,
Talmud, Midrash, and Jewish thought, with a commitment to bringing that
knowledge back to students' home communities throughout North America.
40 full-time students are currently attending the Yeshiva. Students
are encouraged to register early to ensure a place for the upcoming
year. Contact Joel Berman or Joshua Kulp, 2 Agron P.O. Box 7456, Jerusalem,
Israel 94265; 972-2-626-6386; firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Washington Institute
for Jewish Leadership and Values.
WIJLV is looking for a recent university graduate with interests in
politics and Judaism to serve as the Institute's Katz Fellow. By working
with the Institute staff in preparations and ground support for educational
seminars for Jewish teens, fellows gain experience in a broad range
of skills required for work in the Jewish community. Additionally, Fellows
are exposed to Washington, DC's political players and issues. The Katz
Fellowship offers a competitive stipend. Contact Jerry Kiewe (301) 770-5070
or fax resume to 301-770-6365.
- Israel Based Learning Opportunity
for Graduating Students.
Beit Midrash/A Liberal Yeshiva is now accepting applicants. The
program is a joint project of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute
of Religion and the World Union for Progressive Judaism, in cooperation
with the Reconstructionist Rabbinical college and the Leo Baeck College.
Students may enroll for a semester or a full year at intermediate or
advanced levels. Part time options are available. A college degree and
some knowledge of Hebrew is required. This summer, an intensive short
term study option is also being offered. Hillel professionals visiting
Israel are invited to spend a day attending classes. Contact
Rabbi Naamah Kelman (212) 824-2240.
- Full Tuition Merit Scholarships
Available for Entering RRC Rabbinical Students.
The Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC) has announced
the establishment of two new full-tuition scholarships that include
partial living expenses for rabbinical students entering RRC. Students
applying for the merit-based scholarships for fall must have
applications completed by the prior March 1. The scholarships
are renewable for up to five year for students who maintain their academic
standing at the College. Other scholarship and fellowship opportunities
are also available.
Located in suburban Philadelphia, RRC prepares rabbis for congregational
pulpits, chaplaincy, communal organizations, Jewish education, and offers
a special Hillel professional track. RRC creates a community dedicated
to Jewish learning, and committed to diversity and pluralism. The College
fosters an informal participatory atmosphere. Contact the Office of
Admissions, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, 1299 Church Rd., Wyncote
PA 19095 (215) 576-0800 ext. 35; email@example.com, or visit the RRC
- Hillel Scholarships for
Undergraduate students interested in attending Ben-Gurion next year
for a semester or the full year are encouraged to apply for Hillel scholarships
-- applications are available at Hillel
International's website or contact Laura Siegel, (202) 857-6559.
- Internships at the United
States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has college student internships
available in Holocaust Research and Museum Studies during the Fall,
Spring, and Summer. There are paid and unpaid internships, and full
and part-time options are available. Contact Internship Coordinator,
Office of Volunteer and Intern Services, US Holocaust Memorial Museum,
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW, Washington, DC 20024-2150; (202) 479-9738.
Applications will be accepted online via: http://www.ushmm.org/internship.htm.
- Environmental Studies Program
Offered by Arava Institute.
The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies
at Kibbutz Kitura offers Egyptian, Israeli, Jordanian, Palestinian
and overseas students a hands-on academic program focusing on the regional
environment. The program is conducted in English. Transcripts are issued
from Tel Aviv University's Overseas Program and are accepted at most
major universities in the USA and Canada. The program provides a balanced
scientific, political and social understanding of complex environmental
issues. Applications are available on the
Arava Institute website . Contact Sharon,
- CAJE Seeks Summer Interns.
The Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE) is planning
its 29th annual Conference on Alternatives in Jewish Education. In preparation
, CAJE has openings for two summer interns. Interns are paid a stipend
and handle a variety of tasks for 10-15 weeks leading up to and including
the Conference. See the CAJE website or
Contact Darone Ruskay, 212.268.4210.
- Religious Action Center
of Reform Judaism Seeks Legislative Assistant.
The Washington office of the Reform Jewish movement is now seeking
applications for six Eisendrath Legislative Assistants in the fall.
The Legislative Assistants will be engaged in every facet of the Center's
work as they track and analyze legislation, research issues, represent
the Reform movement in key coalitions, lobby Congressional offices,
and do the daily work of social justice. The program will run from mid-August
for one year. The deadline for applications is mid-March. More info and
application at RAC website.
- Hillel and Jewish communal
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