Bnei Akiva Shnat

Bnei Akiva offers two Shnat alternatives; MTA and Limmud.


The essence of MTA is learning Torah in a serious, organized and supportive environment with a focus on personal growth as well as an enhanced connection to the nation, land and Torah of the Jewish people.

The boys study in Yeshivat Har Etzion in Gush Etzion or Yeshivat Eretz Hatzvi in Jerusalem. The girls study in Midreshet Harova in the Old City of Jerusalem or Midreshet Yeud in Jerusalem. These institutions are amongst the finest of their kind in Israel.

Participants spend 9 months of the program in a Yeshiva or Midrasha institution and 2 months, spread throughout the year, doing a diverse range of exciting, stimulating and inspiring activities. These include Shabbatonim, tiyulim (trips) across Israel, journey to Poland, volunteering and leadership seminars.

These programs complement the knowledge and inspiration gained from the Yeshiva and Midrasha studies, building their motivation and excitement to be contributing and leading members of their future communities.

Read about MTA on the Masa website here.


Limmud provides a beautiful synthesis of the Jewish principles of Nation, Land and Torah. The program is enriching and dynamic and caters for serious minded young men and women who want to live in a religious environment in the land of Israel and experience much of what our beautiful country has to offer.

The year is divided into 4-6 week blocks and includes; Yeshiva/Midrasha, volunteering, Machon LeManhigut, an option block (for example, Magen David Adom or social volunteering), Shvil Israel, Poland trip and Kibbutz experience.

Read about Limmud on the Masa website here.

Masa Israel Subsidies

This program is eligible for Masa Israel subsidies. Click here for more information.

Dates: February - December
Length: 11 Months
Age Group: 17 - 20
Gender: MF
Religious Affiliation: Modern Orthodox
Price: 24,000 AUD
Flights: Excluded
Accommodation: Included
Meals: Included