Latin America Hillel in Tel Aviv (Winter 2020)

The Hillel Latin America Onward Israel program is catered to your personal business aspirations. Our staff and internship coordinators work with you to find the best internship at an elite Israeli company and you choose of three accredited courses at top Israeli academic institutions: Business, HiTech and Social Entrepreneurship.


Hillel is the largest pluralistic Jewish organization in the world for young adults and as you share this experience with other students from around Latin America, you will understand why.  In addition to your internship and course, you will be exposed to the top leadership of Israel’s biggest companies. Hillel is the only Onward trip to include this in the program. All Hillel Onward students will get a free ticket into the OurCrowd summit—Israel’s largest gathering of investors, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs.

The Hillel program also offers the only winter (your summer) experience for Latin American participants  to live in Tel Aviv in apartments. From the beach to the night life, Tel Aviv will become your home. But don’t worry, time in Jerusalem and Eilat is also part of your Israel experience.

This Onward Israel program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other leading philanthropists, and Masa Israel Journey. It is organized by Israel Experience. 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.

Please note that if you decide to participate in a long term Masa program that begins within 4 months after the end of the Onward Israel-Hillel program a sum of 4324$ will be reduced from your Masa grant for that long-term program.

Important Information

Program Structure:

  • 28 days of internship
  • 6 Days of Accredited business, technology and social entrepreneurship courses at Tel Aviv University and HIT.
  • 5 Business Visits (Ex. IDB, Shufersal, IKEA)
  • 2 days of travel and educational enrichment in Israel
  • 1 Hillel weekend in Jerusalem
  • Weekend trip to Eilat
  • Capstone: OurCrowd Summit
  • Optional activities: organized sports on the beach, Tel Aviv Marathon, geo-politics workshops

Check out some highlights from past participants (Spanish)

Check out some highlights from past participants (Portuguese)

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 – Thursday, March 9, 2020

Program Cost
The Onward program is subsidized by international and local philanthropists. The cost for the participant varies by country and currency. Please check your local Hillel information for the exact price.

Acceptance Criteria

This program is open to young adults in Latin America, ages 19-30. Our staff and madrichim speak Spanish and Portuguese, but fluency in English is required for your internship and eligibility in the program.

The largest cohorts come from Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, but we also recruit in Chile, Paraguay and Peru. Participants from other Latin American countries are encouraged to apply and join us—it doesn’t matter if there is no Hillel in your city!

As part of your application, you will submit a CV in English and have an interview with a Hillel professional.

Hillel Latin America Onward Israel participants live in apartments in central Tel Aviv. You are close to everything! Public transportation to your internship and all program activities is included in your program fee.

To learn more about this and other Onward Israel housing details, please visit our housing FAQ.

For More Information Contact Your Relevant Hillel Professional:

Argentina: Sabri Toker (
Brazil:  Igor Benchimol (
Uruguay: Geraldine Hochman (
Other Countries: Marcia Kelner Polisuk (

Organizations That Make This Program Possible