Forum for Jewish Leadership (FJL)
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have unfortunately chosen to cancel this Onward Israel program for summer 2020. To receive information for the summer 2021 season, please visit www.onwardisrael.org/prereg.
FJL offers outstanding professional development opportunities to bright and ambitious future Jewish leaders. Our range of courses and programs provides an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of Jewish leadership, as well as Jewish perspectives on a host of legal, political and social issues associated with the modern world.
The registration for this program is currently closed
The Onward-Israel program is operated through a partnership with FJL. During the trip, participants will take part in a seven week internship at top Israeli and multi-national firms based in Tel Aviv, and build their resumes. Participants will work in the area of their interest while gaining a prestigious experience to aid future job applications.
Aside from the internship component, participants will attend exclusive, interactive seminars, gaining insight and advice from some of the most high-powered political, business and hi-tech leaders worldwide. Past experiences included panels and workshops with McKinsey & Company, BlackRock, Deloitte, and Ernst & Young.
In addition, participants will engage in a phenomenal opportunity to explore and delve into their heritage and address the big questions Jews face in the modern world with renowned educators, and like- minded peers with whom they will forge new, meaningful and longstanding relationships. A full summer of leadership opportunities and personal growth on the backdrop of the scenic and historic sites of the Modern State of Israel.
All participants are responsible for cost of and arranging their own flights.
Participants on Onward Israel programs that are run in partnership with Masa may return to Israel on long-term Masa programs after Onward Israel. They may also be eligible for additional scholarships from Masa to help fund their participation, although the size of that scholarship may be influenced by prior participation on Onward Israel. For details, please contact Masa Israel Journey directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will close on March 16, 2020 or earlier if the program fills. Acceptance and internship offers will be on a rolling basis following the interview process.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 – Wednesday, August 5, 2020
$599 – This is a subsidized price and includes accommodation in Tel Aviv, Shabbat programs, and activities. The real cost of the program is circa $7,000 but all students will receive this reduced price.
Apartments or dorm-style housing in the Tel Aviv area.
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 program and even within a program. To learn more about this and other Onward Israel housing details, please visit ourhousing FAQ.
This program is open for 19-27 years old’s (or who have at least one full year post-high school at the start of the program) 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 any other MASA or Onward Israel program)
Fluent in English
Previous participation in Taglit-Birthright Israel is encouraged for any eligible applicants
Applications are open to New York-based Jewish students who have completed at least one year of university. FJL is aimed at hardworking, ambitious students who are committed to making the most of themselves and the world around them. Students should be ready and committed to engage in the unique opportunities on the program.
Internships are available in a variety of sectors including business, finance, law, media, journalism, politics, hi-tech, medicine and NGOs. All of these will be based in or near Tel Aviv and are an ideal opportunity to build your CV and create a prestigious experience to aid future job applications.