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Ma’ase Olam: A Year of Action in Israel in Partnership with Mercaz Ma’ase


Are you looking for a unique, once in a life time experience?

Do you want to be part of the efforts to advance democracy, equality and Justice in Israel?

Are you ready for the challenge of doing this work in Israel’s periphery alongside Israeli peers?

If you answered yes to all three questions, your place is with us on the New Israel Fund Ma'ase Olam program!

Ma'ase Olam is a joint 10 month social justice program in communities in the social periphery of Israel (September 2011-June 2012) for young people from Israel and North America.  Ma’ase Olam is a platform for the development of Jewish leadership as well as an experiential training ground for young adults committed to social change and social justice.  The program, informed by the values of local community responsibility and global Jewish Peoplehood, will include 25 weekly hours of volunteer work in formal and informal education systems as well as in local NGO’s, Hebrew and Israel studies in the classroom and in the field, and professional development in all areas pertinent to social change activism.

Program includes participation in orientation and pre-program seminars in the U.S. prior to departure.  Click here for more information (PDF) about the program. 

Masa Funding is available. Program costs: $1000* after Masa grant (program costs do not include, airfare, food and pocket money).

For more information contact 202-513-7823 or write us at

To learn more about Mercaz Ma'ase, click here.


* Program costs may vary slightly.




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$250 million to Israeli social change groups since 1979.