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JOIN KAHAL’s JEWISH TRAVEL NETWORK
Do you have a passion for Judaism and travel? Whether you studied abroad or wish you had, we want you to join our community! Join JTN to have access to a community dedicated to sharing travel tips and resources, as well as programming to keep you involved in the global Jewish community even when you’re not traveling.
- Share your passion for travel with others through the KAHAL app and KAHAL Instagram
- Connect with Jewish travelers from all over
- Get monthly updates with opportunities to travel with KAHAL and our partners, updates from Jewish communities around the globe, and opportunities to volunteer with KAHAL
Whether you studied abroad 10 years ago, or you were just sent home last month due to the COVID-19 outbreak, now is a great time to reflect, write, and reminisce on your study abroad experiences. Even though students are not studying abroad now, we can reflect and offer advice for future generations of students.
We are so excited to announce the winner of the 2020 KAHAL Reflection contest: Madison J! Read her amazing reflection, Changing Perspectives: Jewish Life in Poland Today.
Also check out the runner ups: Maayan M: Study Abroad Reflection and Gianina D: Study Abroad Video: The Best Kosher Food in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
JEWISH INTERNSHIP TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES
Did you have an amazing time abroad? Looking to travel again? KAHAL’s got you covered! Below are some awesome opportunities for you to take advantage of after your time studying abroad. Travel is the best method to maintain happiness.
Coming home from abroad can be challenging and we’re here to support your transition back on campus with this blog post about coming home. Want to write an article like this that will get published on our website? Let us know!
Onward Israel is an 8-week long internship placement program in Israel! You choose a program based on location or thematic interest and Onward helps you find an internship. Internships with Onward are hands on giving you exciting resume building experiences. In addition to an internship, you participate in weekly excursions with members of your program. Onward provides you with housing, bus fare and a food stipend.
Due to COVID-19, Onward Israel’s summer 2020 programs have been cancelled, but they do have information ready for summer 2021.
Cost: $300-$800 + Airfare
JDC Entwine Insider Trips
Take a trip with JDC Entwine! JDC, trips take you on an in depth tour of global Jewry. JDC, the world’s largest humanitarian aid organization. They will immerse you in local Jewish culture through global exchange accompanied by dynamic conversations about the value of global Jewish responsibility. Whether salsa dancing at a synagogue in Havana, building a school in rural Ethiopia, sharing tea with a babushka in Odessa, or exploring the souk in Marrakesh, Insider Trips will show you the Jewish world like you’ve never seen before. Entwine offers trips for young professionals and for college students
Cost: $950-$1,250 + airfare
Justifi tours can take you all over the world! They offer experiences in India, South Africa, Peru, Thailand and more. These trips are socially-conscious and Jewishly minded. Justifi creates unique trips targeted for Jewish college students and young professionals interested in creating change. They claim “It’s for Jews who believe that their heritage has something very powerful to say about making this world a better place. It’s for Jews who know that outrage is not enough. It’s for Jews who know that real action is the solution and who want to be a part of it.” Trips are between 10 days and 4 weeks long. Justifi also offers single gender trips.
Cost: $1,849-$5,550 + Airfare
Pardes Summer Program
The Pardes summer program offers 2-3 week opportunities to study in Jerusalem at the Pardes Institute in Jerusalem. Pardes provides participants with dynamic and interactive text study combined with unique tours around Jerusalem. You will have access to well renowned Pardes teachers as well as guest speakers.
Due to COVID-19, Pardes’ Summer 2020 Program is functioning virtually via an online platform suited to European and US hours.
Cost: $790-$1290 + Airfare
AJC Goldman Summer Fellowship
The Goldman Summer Fellowship through the American Jewish Committee works to develop future leaders in the areas of international and domestic politics, diplomacy, public relations, and management. Placements for this fellowship can be anywhere from New York, to Melbourne, Australia. Fellows will learn about advocacy, development, research and policy in the various regions that AJC is working in. Eligible applicants are entering their junior or senior year of undergrad or in graduate school.
The application for the Summer 2020 Fellowship is now closed.
Cost: All major travel costs will be covered by AJC + a stipend of at least $4,000
Project TEN is an international development program that operates volunteer centers in developing areas. They bring together young Jewish adults from all over the world, to a program that combines volunteer work with local communities and service-learning in the fields of international development, culture, identity, and Jewish activism. Project TEN is sponsored by the Jewish Agency. They offer 1.5-3 month long volunteering programs at their centers in Uganda, Ghana, Mexico, Israel, Puerto Rico, and South Africa.
Project Ten is currently accepting registrations for their September 2020 trips.
Cost: For out of Israel centers: $900 for 1.5 months and $1,350 for 3 months
For Israel: $4500 (minus subsidy of $500-$3000)
Masa Israel Journey
Masa Israel Journey is the leader in immersive international experiences in Israel for young adults (18-30). Our diverse portfolio of study abroad, internship, service learning, or Jewish studies programs help you grow—as a person, a professional, and a leader— while also developing a robust global professional network. Program types: Internships, Paid jobs, Paid jobs in tech field, volunteer, teach english in 10 months, earn a graduate degree, and more. Check out their 300 programs!
Grants range: $1250-5000 (depending on program)
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OneTable helps find people (21-39ish) shabbat dinners in their cities, and offers subsidies of up to $150 for those who want to host their own. OneTable’s work empowers people who don’t yet have a consistent Shabbat dinner practice to build one that feels authentic, sustainable, and valuable. Join a Shabbat dinner in over 175 cities, or become one of the many amazing hosts already part of the OneTable network. Learn more at: https://onetable.org/.
Applications are now open for the Jewish Service Corps, a year long program for individuals ages 21-26 to build a lifetime of leadership skills, an active Jewish community, a powerful professional network, and a more just America.
Spend a year serving for justice at a leading anti-poverty organization while living and learning at the crossroads of justice and Jewish life. You’ll build real-world expertise, develop activist chops and Jewish social justice insights, live communally in pluralistic community, and access Jewish opportunities for life. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!
The application for the 2020-21 program year is open now.