||Israel PR is nearly as important as planes and tanks.
Battles are often won or lost on TV screens. Explain the world - from
your computer - what it means for Israel to be the sole democracy
in a region of 23 dictatorships and half of the world’s major terrorist
||Long and short term programs, scholarships: E
| Birthright Israel
||Free educational trip to Israel: E
||Participating in archaeological expeditions in Israel
||This is a 5-month program, where students learn Hebrew
in an ulpan while working and living on a kibbutz. Participants can
chose a kibbutz from among many options, from the North to the South
of Israel, religious, secular, etc. Each month several new ulpan classes
begin, so starting dates are fairly flexible.
for Israel - VFI-USA
||Room & board while volunteering 2-3 weeks on a
non-combat IDF base, or 4 weeks at a nursing home facility - a unique
way to experience Israel and interacting with Israelis.
||Minimum 2 weeks working on IDF bases, packing food,
medical supplies and equipment. Sar-El is not part of the IDF.
||Minimum 8 weeks of exposure to the complexities of
the problems and challenges facing the Israeli Army, and the role
of the IDF within the framework of Israeli society. Qualification:
Jews from overseas, age 18-28. Marva is not part of the IDF.
||Minimum 2 weeks with the Civil Guard
||Booklet about Community and Civil Guard (PDF file),
||Leadership development program offering young adults
ages 20-26 the opportunity to contribute and acquire an in-depth understanding
of Israel and the Jewish people.
David Adom Volunteers
||2 months volunteering with Magen David Adom, and assisting
the MDA teams of medics and paramedics. MDA is Israel's equivalent
of the Red Cross, specializes in emergency disaster relief and is
fully equipped with ambulances and mobile intensive care units. MDA
has its own blood bank, operates public first-aid stations throughout
the country and conducts basic first aid training. Less publicized
are the tracing services that reunite missing family members and loved
ones. With 12 regional stations and a staff of 9,000 volunteers and
employees, this relief society is highly developed and carries out
many activities within Israel's borders. But MDA also responds to
||Work experience in Israel as an intern in your profession.
For those who want to get to know Israel at first hand.
||Israeli residents in the USA who want to join the IDF:
||A comprehensive list of Israel Programs compiled by
the World Zionist Organization. Includes ulpanim, yeshivot, Jewish
cultural programs and more.
||25 ways to help Israel: E
||IDF veterans volunteer for the IDF reserve TIKVA unit,
12-13 days: E
||Information on how to be a kibbutz volunteer: E
||Focus on ecological & cultural exchange: E
||Opportunities for overseas volunteers: E
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