• Montreal

    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.

    Develop your professional future in the Beer Sheva and Bnei Shimon region this summer and build your resume through a high-level internship based on your skills, interests and future plans.


    Applications for Onward Israel Montreal 2020 are closed.

    Intern 4-5 days a week, immerse yourself in Israeli society with a cohort of other young adults from Montreal, and meet Israeli young adults living in Beer Sheva through Montreal’s Partnership2Gether program. Participate in two weekend seminars, weekly cohort activities as well as daytrips, cultural events, and activities with the cohort all over Israel and within Be’er Sheva. During your free time, enjoy Beer Sheva’s student life and enjoy weekends exploring all that Israel has to offer.

    Important Information

     May 13 – June 23, 2020

    $550 USD

    Cost includes housing, insurance, modest food stipend, ground transportation and program costs.

    Participants are responsible for arranging their own flights.

    Participants will be required to submit a $275 CAD participation and security deposit in cash on the first day of the program. Deposits will be refunded at the end of the program pending good standing.

    The actual cost of the Onward Israel program is much higher, and is subsidized up to 70% by Onward Israel, private donors, and local Jewish communities and institutions.

    This Onward Israel program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other leading philanthropists, The Jewish Agency for Israel and Federation CJA’s GenMTL.  It is organized by Eretz Ir.

    Acceptance Criteria

    Priority will be given to college students and recent graduates from Montreal.

    Intended for young adults who have had one previous short-term Israel experience- Birthright Israel or a teen travel program.

    Apartment-style housing in a neighborhood of Beer Sheva, the cyber capital of Israel, within easy access to the city center.

    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 our housing FAQ.

    Contact information
    Kylie Huberman, kylie.huberman@federationcja.org

    Organizations That Make This Program Possible