Latin America Hillel in Tel Aviv (Winter 2021)

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!

The Hillel program also offers the only winter (your summer) experience for Latin American participants to live in top of the line apartments in Tel Aviv. From the beach to the nightlife, Tel Aviv will become your home and you will have the opportunity to live as a local. But don’t worry, time in Jerusalem and Eilat will also be part of your Israel experience.


Please note : the registration for this program will be closing on December 3rd

Build your resume through a high-level internship based on your skills, interests, and future plans. During your time in Israel, intern 4-5 days a week, and immerse yourself in contemporary Israeli society through group activities, a Shabbaton in Jerusalem, visiting Eilat and more. In addition to your internship and educational courses, you will be exposed to the top leadership of Israel’s biggest companies with business visits.

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 & Global Travel (IGT).

Participants on Onward Israel programs that are run in partnership with Masa may return to Israel on long-term Masa programs after Onward Israel., but their scholarship may be reduced. 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 $4413 will be reduced from your Masa grant for that long-term program.

It is likely that Israeli regulation in 2021 will still require two weeks of quarantine and the program will include this quarantine, providing virtual programming and the start of your internships while you are in your beautiful apartments. You will be provided with a quarantine stipend to buy food -or whatever makes you happy! More details will be provided before the start of the program.

Important Information

Program Structure
~28 days of internship
~Business Courses
~5 Business Visits (Ex. IDB, Shufersal, IKEA)
~3 geopolitical courses (2 hours each)
~2 days of travel and educational enrichment in Israel
~1 Hillel weekend in Jerusalem
~Weekend trip to Eilat
~Optional activities: organized sports on the beach, Tel Aviv Marathon, and more

Check out some highlights from past participants (Spanish)

Check out some highlights from past participants (Portuguese)

January 13-March 9

Program Cost
The Onward program is subsidized by Hillel 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.
~As part of your application, you will submit a CV in English and have an interview with a Hillel professional.

Sample Internships
Business development
High tech and start-up

Not sure what type of internship you are looking for or unsure if you can find it in Israel? Our internship coordinators work one-on-one with each participant!

Hillel Latin America Onward Israel participants live in luxurious 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.

~Israel Based Portion: Apartments or dorm-style housing in Tel Aviv.

For More Information Contact
Argentina: Sabri Toker
Brazil: Igor Benchimol
Rio: Ami London
Rio: Vivian Engelender
Uruguay: Sabri Toker
Other Countries: Marcia Kelner Polisuk

Organizations That Make This Program Possible