UJA's Jewish Service Blog

Project TEN - Hudson

"For me, Project TEN was a spontaneous, outdoor heaven!"

Before joining Project TEN I was in high school in Canada and was involved in many ecological programs and volunteering in my community. I wanted something to do far from home and project TEN was an affordable option that allowed me t…

Arevim Masa Year of Service - Michal

“Signing up for the Arevim Masa Year of Service was the best decision I ever made. Not only did we do fulfilling volunteer work but we learned independence, traveled around Israel, and made friendships that will last us a lifetime. The year was filled with ups and downs, like lockdowns, mi…

Arevim Masa Year of Service - Ori

"Being on the Arevim Masa Year of Service program was truly a unique experience. From Covid to war, myself and my flat mates, had no option but to be there for each other. If there is something I learned about this year, it is the importance of togetherness. Volunteering was an experience in…

Arevim Masa Year of Service - Abby

"This year has been such an incredible experience. Having a small group on the program might have been the best part. These 8 people from around North America who are strangers to you, end up becoming some of your best friends. This year I got the chance to not only go around experiencing Is…

A Year of Service

Looking to make a change, experience a new culture, and give back to the community? The Year of Service program gives you all that and more! Experience personal growth, hands on responsibilities, and Israeli culture during a year abroad in Israel!