• WUJS Leadership Incubator

    A Summer in Israel: learning for life


    Apply now for one of 20 exclusive places for WUJS nominated students to participate in a first-of-its-kind, six-week, Israel-based WUJS Leadership Incubator. Join a global network of change-agents to develop practical skills and a fresh mindset for energizing and mobilizing your communities on campus and beyond.  Each week includes leadership learning with advanced leadership trainers, an internship placement, an exposure day for encountering live challenges and opportunities in Israeli society, and time that participants will shape independently in line with personal interests and needs.

    The WUJS Leadership Incubator includes:
    -A six-week immersive experience in Jerusalem, Israel;
    -High level internship placements;
    -Leadership development through the Masa Leadership Academy and the Harvard-developed Adaptive Leadership framework for mobilizing communities;
    -Personal and professional connections and exposure to case-studies that fuel your career;
    -Immersion in WUJS and contacts with peers around the globe through Onward Israel;
    -Focus on challenges facing your communities locally and globally;
    -Time for self-care and independent growth.

    Participants on Onward Israel programs that are run in partnership with Masa may return to Israel on long-term Masa programs after Onward Israel although the size of any potential scholarship may be influenced by prior participation on Onward Israel. For details please contact Masa Israel Journey directly.

    The WUJS Leadership Incubator is designed by the World Union of Jewish Students and The Masa Leadership Academy and is implemented in partnership with Onward Israel.

    Important Information


    The program is highly selective and heavily subsidized for the 20 people selected. Subsidies cover: Accommodation, travel, food stipend, insurance and all content. Participants cover flights and pay a non-refundable $500 registration fee.

    For more information and registration details contact
    Avigayil Benstein (President, WUJS): incubator@wujs.org.il

    Acceptance Criteria

    Applicants between 19-27 years old

    First- and second-year university students, working with WUJS;

    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 English.

    Organizations That Make This Program Possible