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Kedma: The non-profit filling in the gaps with compassion

Kedma has been helping gap-year students find meaning and connection since before the coronavirus pandemic.

By JESSICA LEVINE KUPFERBERG
21/01/2021

World Mizrachi secures $2 million for Masa Israel program

As a result of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, funding was cut to many programs of the Jewish Agency for Israel, Masa included.

26/11/2020

US and Israeli youth band together to help vulnerable Israeli communities

"Because of the great uncertainty that COVID-19 caused, I decided I’d use this year to do something meaningful instead of wasting it by staying at home."

09/11/2020

JNF-USA and Alexander Muss Institute launch gap-year program

Frontier Israel, a gap semester program for recent high school graduates, will run from September 2 – December 25, 2020.

What will be the 'new normal' for Israel's gap year programs?

According to EMA Care, an estimated 80% of programs will close down permanently if they are not able to reopen in the fall.

04/06/2020

Gap-year alumni call on US Jewish groups to reject annexation plan

“As young American Jews, who spent a formative year of our lives in Israel, we unequivocally condemn the threat of unilateral annexation."

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
04/06/2020

Despite coronavirus measures, Masa students will be able to enter Israel

Fellows who arrive in Israel will be required to remain in quarantine for 14 days, during which they will receive orientations, Hebrew-language course and educational seminars.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
28/05/2020

Gap year programs begin adapting to ‘new normal’ of coronavirus

As the Israeli government begins to loosen social distancing regulations, gap year programs are now faced with the question: What next?

23/04/2020
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