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Onward Israel – Growing the Internship Experience in Israel
There has been a meteoric rise over the past five years in college students doing resume-building internships in Israel. Onward Israel has played a major role in this change, offering both six- to ten-week summer internships in Israel’s flourishing high-tech, business and nonprofit sectors and an immersive Israel experience program that strengthens Jewish identity and connection to Israel.
Publication Year: January 15, 2018    |    Updated in JTEC: January 24, 2018
Israel ScaVentures: Successful Tour Gaming from an Educator’s Perspective
Over the past eight years, more than 25,000 Israel ScaVentures participants have learned about Jerusalem and other Israeli cities, and have connected to a meaningful Jewish story, by their feet, with their brains and in their hearts. The aim of this post is to highlight the experiential components of the game that educators should keep in mind when creating great educational activities, and to demonstrate by use of examples how we have done that.
Publication Year: 2018    |    Updated in JTEC: February 14, 2018
Has Birthright Been Successful?
Nearly 18 years and 400,000 North American Birthright participants later, our latest research confirms that the skeptics were wrong. Participation in Birthright has a transformative impact that extends far beyond young Jews’ time in Israel. Birthright’s alumni, compared to similar young Jews who did not participate in the program, are more highly connected to Israel, more likely to have a Jewish spouse and raise Jewish children, and more likely to be engaged in Jewish life.
Publication Year: December 21, 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: January 10, 2018
Torah Tech Elite Gap Year Program
Torah Tech is a unique gap-year program in Israel for young men that integrates intensive Torah study with professional development through business internships. Our multi-faceted program challenges students to strive for excellence both religiously and professionally, by immersing them in the world of Torah and ruchniyut, as well as the world of high-powered Israeli businesses and tech companies. This rare combination can only be found in Eretz Yisrael, the eternal homeland of Am Yisrael and the birthplace of unparalleled innovation and advancement in business and technology.
Publication Year: 2018    |    Updated in JTEC: January 3, 2018
New “Israel@Camp” Intensive Aims to Infuse Deeper Israel Experiences at Summer Camp
A collaboration between The iCenter for Israel Education, Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), and Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) is working closely with eight Jewish summer camps as part of a 20-month intensive process to infuse dynamic and meaningful Israel experiences throughout the fabric of camp. Program teams from the three organizations work closely together and with camp leadership to fully leverage camps’ diverse activities, their young staff members who are Jewish role models, and an increasing number of shlichim who help create camp programs.
Publication Year: December 12, 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: December 20, 2017
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