Other Trips

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Clark Hillel strongly encourages students to get to know Israel better through many amazing programs.  Below are some of the programs in which Clarkies recently have participated.  If you do not see a program that interests you, or if you know of another program that would better meet your needs, please contact our Israel Outreach Coordinator.  In any case Hillary is anxious to assist you with scholarship support, fundraising assistance, and help in registering or getting selected.

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Onward Israel:

Develop your professional future and build your resume this summer with a high-level internship in the field of your choice in Haifa or Jerusalem.  This custom internship program places you in a work place based on your skills, interests, and future plans. Each week features a day trip devoted to learning about Israeli society.  This trip only costs $300 and includes full board (3 meals a day), lodging, insurance, and program fees.  Airfare is not included.  Program dates: June 9 – August 7, 2014, open to Clark students who have previously been on a short-term trip to Israel (e.g., Taglit/Birthright). http://www.israelcampusroundtable.org/onward

Boston for Israel: Alternative Spring Break:

CJP’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) to Israel is a dynamic program that started in 2011, following the Carmel wildfires outside Haifa.  About one-third of the trip will involve hands-on, outdoor community service at a number of sites in the Haifa area, including a school and community garden.  Another third of the trip will include tours and activities related to Israeli history and Zionism — “Israel beyond Birthright,” as it were.  Finally, the remaining content will focus on personal leadership development – through guest speakers, group activities, and a themed Shabbaton in Jerusalem.   http://www.BostonforIsrael.com

Study Abroad: The University of Haifa

Spend a year or a semester studying at Haifa University, living in Israel and receiving Clark University credit.  With honors tracks in psychology and peace studies, this program is ideal for students with interests in issues of the Middle East and Israel and  Jewish Arab cooperation, as well as Hebrew, Arabic and Judaic studies.http://www.clarku.edu/offices/studyabroad/programs/israel.cfm

Pardes Institute of Jewish Learning:

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies brings together men and women of all backgrounds to study classic Jewish texts and current Jewish issues in an open, warm and challenging learning environment.  Pardes offers a number of programs including a Year Program, Center for Jewish Educators, a variety of summer programs, and events in Israel and North America throughout the year.  http://www.pardes.org.il/

Conservative Yeshiva:

Spend either your winter or summer break studying at the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem enhancing your knowledge of Judaism.  During your time at the Yeshiva, you will meet students from all over the world who also share your desire to grow both intellectually and spiritually.  Work with experienced faculty, enjoy guest lectures, and participate in Shabbatonim for the highly subsidized cost of $300.   www.conservativeyeshiva.org

Hasbara Fellowship:

Hasbara Fellowships is the largest and most comprehensive Israel education and activism program for North American university students.  The goal of the Hasbara program is simple: educate, train and motivate university students to be passionate, dedicated and effective pro-Israel advocates on their campuses.  Hasbara offers fellowships to student leaders and a subsidized summer trip to Israel with multiple track options.  http://www.hasbarafellowships.org/israel-program/apply

J Street U:

J Street U is the student organizing arm of J Street, a nationwide movement of campus chapters advocating and educating on colleges and universities, in our communities and on Capitol Hill for vigorous and sustained American leadership in facilitating a negotiated, two-state resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  Periodically J Street U will offer day long seminars and educational sessions in Israel. http://www.jstreetu.org/

MASA Israel Journey:

MASA is an umbrella organization that accredits and oversees an enormous network of long and short-term programs in Israel.  Programs include volunteer options, teaching, internships, and much more.  Eligible gap year and study abroad participants automatically receive $1,000 MASA grant and eligible participants over the age of 21 automatically receive grants of $3,000 – $4,500 (depending on the length and cost of your program).  MASA Israel also offers eligible participants up to $3,000 in additional needs-based scholarships.  In addition, Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston offers $500 to students from Boston-area universities, including Clark, towards the cost of MASA programs. http://www.masaisrael.org/grants