MASA: Long-term Israel programs
South East Bay
Federation / Council
Social Service / Mitzvah
Youth / Teen
MASA enables young Jews (18 to 30) from around the world to build a lasting relationship with Israel, strengthen their Jewish identity, and gain meaningful and beneficial experiences by participating in a long-term program in Israel.
MASA provides young Jewish adults with connections to programs, grants and scholarships towards program fees, as well as support, activities, workshops and resources while here in Israel. Click here to see MASA Activities for Participants (MAP).
MASA helps programs raise their level of accountability and service in order to ensure programs provide participants with quality experiences, skills, and knowledge in order to benefit their future as well as to strengthen the next generation of the Jewish people.
MASA is the culmination of dream expressd by Ariel Sharon that all Jews should spend a semester to a year in Israel. Officially established by the government of Israel and the Jewish Agency for Israel in 2003, MASA is your gateway to over 150 long-term programs in Israel.
MASA is a project of the government of Israel, the Jewish Agency of Israel, and made possible through the generous support of the United Jewish Communities, the Federations of North America, and Keren Hayesod - UIA.