• Career Passport – 2022 Open Programs

    Onward Israel Career Passport is a totally different approach to experiencing Israel. Live and work 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.

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    The Onward Israel Career Passport offers you, as a young Jewish professional, a unique experience to bring your job to Israel for a month!  Work and live in Tel Aviv alongside a global community of other professionals from different backgrounds and industries. Come with your job and embrace your Israel adventure.

    Immerse yourself in contemporary Israeli society and culture. Experience Israel through Onward Israel’s exclusive day trips, seminars, and a Shabbat retreat. In your free time, explore Tel Aviv’s amazing restaurants, beaches, and nightlife with other young professionals from around the world.

    Workdays 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. 

    Onward Israel is a division of Birthright Israel and is supported by leading philanthropists and strategic partners. We are also partnering with various Jewish Federations and community organizations to spread the word about this opportunity.

    Important Information

    Before applying, please ensure you read our COVID-19 Response to understand current entry requirements and other important information. 

    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.

    Program Dates

    Fall Track: October 24 – November 20, 2022

    Deadline: August 15

     

    Winter Track: December 1 – December 29, 2022

     

    Applications and acceptance into the program are rolling.  Spots are limited and the program may reach capacity before the deadline.

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

    Program Cost
    $500

    The program fee includes housing in Tel Aviv (likely a single bedroom in a shared apartment or hotel), shared work space, weekly tours and seminars in Israel, educational programming, Shabbat programming, basic medical insurance, and ground transportation within Tel Aviv. Participants will be required to submit a $300 participation & security deposit (collection method dependent on the program organizer). 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 during the program. Participants should not purchase air fare until approximately a month before the program start date, after participants have been informed that the program has been confirmed and will proceed on the scheduled dates.  We recommend that your airfare includes a flexible refund policy and/or good travel insurance.

    The actual cost of the Onward Israel Career Passport program is significantly more expensive than the program fee to be paid by the participant. The program subsidy is made possible by generous supporters of 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 four-week program
    ~Applicants must not be the CEO of their own company/organization and must be from a country that has a double taxation prevention 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

    Accommodations
    Housing for participants will likely be a single bedroom in a shared apartment or hotel in Tel Aviv.

    For More Information Contact
    Lena Kushnir, Onward Israel Young Adult Programs Manager lenaku@onwardisrael.org