Masa intends to become the gateway to long-term educational programs in Israel by connecting students with more than 120 semester-to-year programs in the country.
The Jewish Agency and the Government of Israel have established a joint project to encourage Jewish young adults from 17 to 30 to spend a semester or a year in Israel. Known as Masa, Hebrew for "journey", the program aims to produce a deep impact on Jewish continuity in both Israel and the Diaspora.
In Masa’s operating year of 2008-9, Israel will invest some $50 million in the project, matched by $50 million dollars from Jewish communities around the world, to be raised by the Jewish Agency from its own resources, from federations in Noth America, from Keren Hayesod outside North America, and from private donors. Participants and their families will also pay a share of the cost.
Masa intends to become the gateway to long-term educational programs in Israel by connecting students with more than 120 semester-to-year programs in the country. Masa-affiliated programs will offer general academic and Jewish studies, leadership development and other volunteering programs, with an emphasis on the quality of life that can be experienced only in Israel.
For information write firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Masa site at www.masaisrael.org.