Put your leadership skills to the test in an out-of-the-box global and local gap year program that takes place in Miami and Israel!

M.Y. (Miami-Yerucham) Experience is an exclusive and highly subsidized program designed for American high-school graduates who are currently engaged in their community and are selected to represent it in Israel. M.Y. Experience will give you the chance to represent the Greater Miami Jewish Federation in Israel—and then come back home to share your experiences and put them into action! 
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What is M.Y. Experience?
M.Y. Experience, is a program for Miami high-school graduates who choose to devote their time to volunteer in Yerucham, Miami's partner city in the southern region of Israel.
What you'll be doing:

One month in Tel Aviv with a cohort of Masa program participants from other communities
November - February:
Four months in Yerucham, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation's Partnership2Gether region in Israel.

You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Make a meaningful difference through volunteer work in places such as schools, day care centers, youth movements, cultural centers, information educational centers, and more
  • Work with Israeli Youth Leadership groups, representing and educating about the Jewish diaspora to connect with Israeli youth groups to share what life is like outside of Israel 
  • Host delegations from overseas communities 
  • Learn Hebrew in Ulpan

Enjoy cultural programming, such as:

  • Fully immersing yourself in Israeli life by living in your own apartment (on weekends you will be hosted by families from Yerucham, to share in Shabbat meals).
  • Travelling throughout Israel on monthly trips with other Masa program participants.
  • Participating in special training and certification courses, such as Magen David Adom
Let's break it down:
  • Eligibility:
  • You must be Masa-eligible (have not been on a program in Israel longer than four months)
  • High school graduate/college-bound
  • From Miami and can commit to being in Miami during all of September 2021 for orientation and all of March - May 2022
  • Between the ages 18-20
  • Cost: $3500 + flight. Need-based funding is available. This program is generously subsidized by Masa Israel Journey, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and the Miami-Yerucham Partnership.
What's included in the cost?
  • Accommodations and supervision in Tel Aviv
  • Apartment in Yerucham for 3 months. 
  • Medical insurance
  • Entrance permit & visa
  • Monthly stipend
  • Staff support and supervision