• Career Passport Olami Winter 2022

    WORKING REMOTELY? WHY NOT DO IT FROM ISRAEL? Onward Israel Career Passport is a totally different approach to experiencing Israel. Work and live like a local in Jerusalem alongside a community of other professionals from different backgrounds and industries. Come with your job and a suitcase. We’ll take care of the rest. We provide everything you need to embrace your Israel adventure.


    This program offers single-gender trips where our inspiring staff share valuable life skills culled from their observant Jewish tradition.

    The Onward Israel Career Passport experience offers a unique experience for digital nomads and for those who are now working remotely. Bring your work with you from home and live in Tel Aviv. Immerse yourself in contemporary Israeli society. Experience Israel through Onward Israel’s exclusive day trips, volunteer opportunities, overnights and seminars. In your free time, explore Israel’s amazing restaurants, beaches, and nightlife with a cohort of other young adults.

    Work days will be largely devoted to people’s individual remote work taking into account differing work schedules and time zones. Click here for a Summary of the Career Passport program for Employers. 

    This Onward Israel program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations, JInternship, and other leading philanthropists.

    Important Information

    Before applying, please ensure you read our COVID-19 Response to understand the current entry requirements and other important information. Please be aware as you review our Covid-19 Response page that your program is considered a non-Masa program.

    Note, there is a chance that health/safety conditions will require us to implement a quarantine period upon arrival in Israel for some or all participants. If health and safety conditions in Israel don’t allow for program to be held in person, it would be canceled. For more information, visit our FAQ responding to COVID-19 and our webpage.

    Admission is rolling. Applications will close in February or earlier if the program fills.

    Program Dates: February 21- March 20, 2022

    You MUST be available to participate for the entire length of the program.

    Program Cost

    The program fee includes housing in central Jerusalem, shared work space, weekly tours in Israel, enrichment and Jewish learning programming and networking opportunities, Shabbat dinners, basic medical insurance, and ground transportation within Jerusalem. Participants will be required to submit a $300 security deposit in cash upon arrival in Israel. Deposits will be refunded at the end of the program based on good standing.

    All participants are responsible for the cost of and arrangement of their own air fare in addition to food. Participants should not purchase air fare until participants have been informed that the program will proceed on the scheduled dates.

    The actual cost of the Onward Israel program is significantly more expensive than the program fee to be paid by the participant. Onward Israel subsidizes up to 70% of the program costs. The program subsidy is made possible by generous partners like jInternship, private donors, and local Jewish communities / institutions working in partnership with Onward Israel.

    Acceptance Criteria

    ~Jewish young adults between 22-32 years old
    ~Those who have NOT spent 3 or more months in Israel as part of an educational or peer-program (this includes semester abroad, gap year or similar programs, but participation in teen program would not be disqualifying)
    ~Those who have NOT previously participated in any MASA or Onward Israel program
    ~Fluent in English
    ~Applicants must be employed by a company that is willing to allow them to work from Israel for the duration of the program
    ~Applicants must not be the CEO of their own company/organization and must be from a country that has a tax agreement with Israel. The list of countries can be found here.
    ~Previous participation in Taglit-Birthright Israel, or other organized introductory, short-term Israel experience is encouraged but not required

    In light of COVID-19 restrictions, the program currently relies on specific permits for participants to enter Israel. The permits for the Career Passport program are valid only for fully vaccinated participants (or participants who have natural COVID-19 antibodies after recently recovering from COVID-19), and are valid only for the dates of the program itself. Please note, unless the participant is an Israeli citizen, program participants won’t be able to arrive to Israel before the program starts, or to stay in Israel after the program concludes. We will update this information if there are any changes regarding the conditions of the entry permits.

    Participants will have their own bedroom. The program will provide housing accommodations in Jerusalem.

    For More Information Contact
    Lena Kushnir, lenaku@onwardisrael.org


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