MITF program


Part One: Settling In (Orientation)

August 27th – Program begins
August 28th-August 30th – Opening Trip: Building a Community
August 23rd-September 13th – City orientation in Rishon LeZion/Petach Tikvah, educational program orientation, Ulpan and Masa ITF pedagogical
September 14th-15th – Rosh Hashanah (no programming, optional host families)
September 16th – Masa ITF day (with other Masa ITF cities)

Part Two: Getting Started

September 17th – First Day in School!
September 22nd-23rd – Yom Kippur
September 28th-October 5th – Sukkot (North Trip)
October 18th – Education Day: Art and Culture in Israel
November 15th – Education Day: Israeli Politics and Society
December 7th-14th – Hanukah break (no programming)
December 20th – Education Day: Disadvantaged Populations in Israel – a look into South Tel Aviv

Part Three: Rolling Up Your Sleeve

January 15th-16th – Mid-program group Shabbaton
January 25th – Tu BiShvat
January 31st – Education Day: Arab-Israeli and other minority identities in Israel
February 17th-18th – Negev Trip: social activism and leadership
March 20th – Education Day: Religion & State
March 24th-25th – Purim
April 10th – Education Day: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
April 17th-30th – Pesach break (no programming)

Part Four: Out with a Bang

May 5th – Yom HaShoah
May 10h – Education Day: Collective memory in Jewish society and in Israel
May 11nd – Yom HaZikaron
May 12th – Yom Ha’Atzmaut
May 26th – Lag BaOmer
May 29th-June 2nd – English in the Community Week
May 11th-12th – Shavuot
June 21st – Last day of school!
June 22nd-23rd – Final trip
June 27th – Program ends