When you grow, so do your opportunities. Global experience gives you that extra competitive edge. Our programs take you Onward – personally and professionally – and allow you an authentic taste of modern day Israel while gaining experience and knowledge through an internship opportunity. Onward Israel is designed with the beginning in mind: The beginning of your success story. Start up your future in Israel.
A majority of our programs are Onward Israel – Masa programs, carried out in partnership with Masa Israel Journey. Onward Israel, first established in 2012 as a program of the Jewish Agency for Israel, is now a department of Taglit Birthright Israel. Onward is a partnership between lead philanthropists and foundations, Jewish communities, and organizations from around the world. It also serves as a major platform for mid-length internship experiences in partnership with Masa Israel Journey.
Since its inception, Onward Israel has employed rigorous pre and post-program evaluation, designed to empirically assess the program's impact. The results are clear: Onward Israel works.
Number of Onward Israel participants in its most recent cohort in 2021.
Number of Onward Israel participants in the first cohort in 2012.
Onward Israel alumni are 59% more likely to educate others about Israel than they were before their program.
Percent of Onward Israel participants that attended the same or more Israel and Jewish activities and events after returning home. Contrary to the general trend of declining engagement among college students.
Demand is high: there are three applicants for every available spot on an Onward Israel program
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by Ilan WagnerOnward Israel President & CEO The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be From a programmatic...