• Career Passport

    Onward Israel Career Passport is a totally different approach to experiencing Israel. Work and live like a local in Israel 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 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 work from home taking into account differing hours and time zones. Click here for a Summary of the Career Passport program for Employers. 

    If health and safety conditions in Israel do not allow for the program to take place, the program will be cancelled. The decision will be made by approximately two months before the program begins. Please note, if this happens, paid participants will receive a full refund for 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

    The application deadline is August 2. Applications and acceptance into the program are rolling.  Spots are limited and the program may reach capacity before the deadline.

    Before you apply, we encourage you to discuss this with your employer as their approval is required to participate in the program. You may still submit your application at this time, however we will resume interviews after determining new program dates.

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

    Program Cost
    $1,000

    The program cost includes access to housing in central Tel Aviv, shared work space, weekly tours in Israel, enrichment programming and networking opportunities, Shabbat dinners through OneTable, housing, 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 pending good standing.

    All participants are responsible for the cost of and arrangement of their own flights in addition to food and additional spending money. Participants should not purchase your flights until a decision has been made about the viability of the program. 

    The actual cost of the Onward Israel program is significantly more expensive than the cost entailed by the participant. Onward Israel subsidizes up to 70% of the program costs. The program subsidy is made possible by generous partners, 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)                                                                      ~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 go to 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.
    ~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.

    Accommodations
    Housing in central Tel Aviv (TBD).

    The number of participants to an apartment or room is dependent on the size of the accommodations and number of participants on the program. While meeting common standards, Onward Israel housing differs by and within each program. To learn more about this and other Onward Israel housing details, please visit our housing FAQ.

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

    Lena Kushnir, lenaku@onwardisrael.org


    Organizations That Make This Program Possible