• Career Passport

    Onward Israel Career Passport is a totally different approach to experiencing Israel. Work and live like a local in Tel Aviv 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.


    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 Jerusalem. 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. 

    If the program is canceled due to health and safety conditions in Israel, participants will be able to receive a full refund of their program fee.

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

    Important Information

    Program Dates: October 4 – November 4, 2021

    Application deadline is August 9.

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

    Program Cost

    $500 early bird discount available to the first 15 accepted applicants who apply by July 23, 2021 and who submit a $500 reduced program fee by August 16, 2021.

    If you are applying to this program and live outside of North America, we may be able to provide further financial assistance for you. Please reach out to Hannah Phelps at hannah.phelps@moishehouse.org.

    The program fee includes housing in central Tel Aviv, shared work space, weekly tours in Israel, enrichment programming and networking opportunities, Shabbat dinners through OneTable,  basic medical insurance, and ground transportation within Tel Aviv. 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 they 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 Moishe House, 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 previously participated in any Onward Israel program or any organized program in Israel of at least 3 month’s duration
    ~Fluent in English
    ~Applicants must be employed by a company that is willing to allow them to go to Israel for the duration of the program
    ~Applicants must not be the CEO of their own company/organization and must from a country that has a tax agreement with Israel. In addition, the applicant’s current employer should be based in a country that has a tax agreement with Israel. 
    ~Applicants from certain countries where current COVID-19 conditions are deemed by the Israeli government to be of the highest risk are cautioned that their application may not move forward for this reason. The list of such countries is available here and is periodically updated, so affected applicants are encouraged to monitor this list.

    ~Previous participation in Taglit-Birthright Israel, or other organized introductory, short-term Israel experience is encouraged but not required

    ~Applicants with Moishe House affiliation and/or a part of the OneTable Network encouraged to apply

    In light of COVID-19 restrictions, specific permits are currently required to enter into Israel to participate in this program. 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, 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.

    Under a new policy established by the Israeli government in August related to COVID-19, which remains in effect until further notice, visitors from the U.S., Canada and a majority of European countries, will be required to quarantine in Israel for 7 days following arrival, regardless of their vaccination status or whether they have recovered from COVID-19 with natural antibodies.  You can look up countries affected by this policy at the following Israeli government website.

    Participants will have their own bedroom. The program will provide housing accommodations in central Tel Aviv in either a hotel or  in shared apartments.

    For More Information Contact
    Hannah Phelps, hannah.phelps@moishehouse.org

    Lena Kushnir, lenaku@onwardisrael.org

    Organizations That Make This Program Possible