An Israel Gap Year, studying abroad or taking an internship in Israel, gives you the chance to make your mark on the Jewish story, while developing highly valued life-skills.
A Gap Year in Israel is a fantastic opportunity to develop personally and professionally, as well as build on your knowledge and commitment to Israel. If you have any questions about any of the programmes or need any assistance, please follow the contact details.

To book in a time with Josh Dubell (Masa Business Development Manager) click here

UJIA in partnership with Masa Israel organised a thought provoking event presenting different ways for you to spend a meaningful and productive year in Israel.  You can watch a recording of this ‘What’s Next?’ event here.

Aardvark Israel offers 5- and 9-month programmes located in either Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. The participants live in apartments and find their passion through interning or volunteering, alongside exploring the country.
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Masa’s Year of Service
Brand-new opportunity to spend a year in Israel for a very low price – while gaining valuable experience. The participant will gain volunteer experiences in Israel, take classes at Tel Aviv University (optional), and MAKE AN IMPACT.

The Masa Year of Service in Israel is tailored to enable young Jewish adults to enlist in a long-term volunteer program, strengthening their connection to Israel, reflecting on their Jewish identity and gaining their own first-hand, unfiltered insight into the Israeli society.

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Kol Ami
Kol Ami is a life changing leadership programme for both Israelis and Jews from around the world. During the programme participants develop deep friendships, while exploring Israel, volunteering, learning, and living together as a community. Classes focus on the concept of Jewish Peoplehood, a topic that involves discussions and personal thinking.
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Big Idea Gap Year
An In-depth Masa program for students who seek to combine hi-tech training and internships with an exciting experience in Israel. Gain new skills as an app developer or as a graphic designer, intern in top Israeli tech companies, and travel to unique place in Israel.
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Israel XP at Bar Ilan University
The Israel Experience at Bar Ilan University offers secondary school graduates a variety of courses taught in English that reflect a typical freshman course load found at University. Students are encouraged to supplement their academic courses with internship and volunteer placements at a variety of major British or Israeli companies. In addition, educational and exciting trips and Shabbatonim are offered every other week.
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Kibbutz Ulpan
This programme is for anyone who wants to focus on learning Hebrew. You will spend 5 months on a kibbutz of your choice where half your day will be spent learning Hebrew, with the other half spent volunteering on the kibbutz.
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Based in Tel Aviv, programme participants will engage in meaningful social action in the community in which they live and explore the Jewish bookshelf from a pluralistic and progressive perspective.
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Eco-Israel offers Jewish young adults the opportunity to embrace permaculture and sustainable living through intensive hands-on experience and coursework on an organic farm. Upon completion of the programme you will receive an internationally recognised certificate in permaculture design.
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Maslool Ishi
Maslul Ishi is a customisable programme that allows you to choose your own personal experience in Israel. Depending on your interests, the staff will help you to create your own personal tailor-made programme.
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For general information contact Josh Dubell
You can also add ‘Tash Masa’ on Facebook for more Masa opportunities and information on the programmes.

A 5-month joint programme for the Liberal and Reform communities between LJY-Netzer & RSYNetzer. You will experience an open, progressive, and inclusive environment. Shnat Netzer is an adventure that explores the fascinating realities of Israel and the challenges facing the Jewish People. It gives you the chance to make a difference through social action projects, exciting volunteer placements, studying in Jerusalem and hiking the length of the country.
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Noam are a Masorti, Zionist youth movement who believe in Tikkun Olam (Social Action). Drachim is a 5-month programme based in Tel Aviv. Participants will spend the majority of their time volunteering while living independently in an apartment.
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FZY is a pluralist, Zionist youth movement. FZY Year Course provides a Gap Year that immerses you in Israeli society while giving you the opportunity to meet young Jews from all over the world. Running for 9 months, year course combines volunteering, studying, hiking, learning, world travel and fun in a Gap Year that is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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Bnei Akiva gives young Jewish people a framework to live a religious lifestyle in the modern world and a mission to make an active contribution to our community and the people of Israel. You can either spend time in seminary or yeshiva on the Torani programme, or a Gap Year full of volunteering and learning on the Kivun programme.
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The programme offers a unique blend of educational programming and community volunteer work, all of which is facilitated within a kvutsah (group) framework. To further enhance the connection between the participants and Habonim Dror, the Shnat group travels to Poland for a week to look at the roots of the movement and study the concept of resistance within the Holocaust.
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