1)Volunteer with the Jewish Federation of Cleveland in Beit Shean
Spend two weeks in our Sister City of Beit Shean. Enjoy the opportunity to get to know the people of Beit Shean through volunteering, develop new friendships and experience the rich culture of Israel. Volunteer opportunities include: Harvesting crops, assisting tourist entrepreneurs, and working on community development. Exact Travel dates TBA but will be in the Winter, 2015.
If you are interested in finding out more please see the 2014 participant blog. The application for winter 2015 program will open in the Fall of 2015. If you would like to be notified when the application is available please email Ilanit Gerblich Kalir at email@example.com.
2) Masa Israel Journey–
Masa Israel Journey offers unique opportunities for you to volunteer in communities throughout Israel. Through our partnerships with grassroots and community-based organizations, you can affect change among Israel’s most vulnerable populations. As a Masa Journey Israel, you can integrate service with the exploration of Jewish values as you work to create a more just society.
Contact: Mirit Balkan-Masa Journey Israel Regional Coordinator
3) Canadian and American Active Retirees in Israel (CAARI) Mission, Jewish National Fund (JNF)
CAARI participants volunteer in Israeli communities and JNF forests, tour the country, visit historical sites, meet and spend time with Israelis and learn about the issues and challenges that face Israel on a daily basis. Volunteer opportunities include tutoring Israeli elementary school children in English language skills, helping the elderly in hospitals and nursing homes and assisting community agencies that help the poor and those in need.
4) National Council for Volunteering in Israel: iVolunteer Portal
iVolunteer is Israel's leading web portal on volunteering. Since it was launched in 2005, the portal has matched thousands of people of all ages from around the world with volunteer opportunities in Israel that best meet their skills and goals.
5) Sar-El – The National Project for Volunteers for Israel
Sar-El encourages volunteers from around the world to come to Israel for a number of weeks where they will experience one or more of the following:
• Working in nursing homes.
• Working in I.D.F. warehouses.
• Guided tours of interesting locations in Israel.
• Lectures on Jewish and Israeli topics. • Shabbat hospitality.
6) Volunteers for Israel
The mission of Volunteers for Israel is to connect Americans to Israel through volunteer service. This goal is achieved by partnering with military and civilian organizations that enable volunteers to work side-by-side with Israelis. Volunteers for Israel promotes solidarity and goodwill among Israelis, American Jews, and other friends of Israel.
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2) Livnot U'Lehibanot – To Build and To Be Built
Two of these programs are detailed below:
a) Kibbutz Lotan Eco-Volunteer Program
Kibbutz Lotan is a young community situated in the Arava Desert in southern Israel. Volunteers will be interwoven into the daily life of the kibbutz and exposed to the challenges involved with running sustainable communities by volunteering for the Center for Creative Ecology (CfCE). The CfCE is a unique ecological center that combines hands-on, experiential environmental education within the framework of a living community.
b) Long-Term Wildlife Program
The Long-Term Wildlife Program is a unique,long term conservation program in the spectacular desert landscape of the Arava, Israel. Program participants help repopulate the nature reserve with the species of animals mentioned in the Bible.