As the Australian Zionist representative roof body, the Zionist Federation of Australia is committed to advocating for the State of Israel on behalf of the Zionist Movement in Australia and fostering a deep connection between Australia and Israel

ZFA Israel Programs is your go-to address for all Israel program information at the ZFA. We are the Australian representatives of Masa Israel Journey and Australian partners of Taglit – Birthright Israel.

Masa Israel Journey is the leader in immersive Israel experiences for young Jewish adults aged 18-30. Masa programs are 5+ months in length. Masa’s diverse portfolio of programs include:

• Volunteer, grass root and community service programs

• Internship & career development programs

• Undergraduate & graduate academic programs at Israeli Universities

• Jewish studies programs

• Gap Year programs for school leavers

Masa Israel Teaching Fellows and MasaTech are Masa’s flagship programs.

Masa’s immersive Israel experiences, regarded among the best in the international experience space, empower participants to develop as individuals, while also developing a robust global professional network that includes Israelis and Jews from around the world. Since its founding in 2004 by the Prime Minister’s Office of the Government of Israel, together with The Jewish Agency for Israel, over 120,000 young people from more than 60 countries have participated in Masa Israel Programs.

Every Masa Israel program is an authentic avenue for building personal connections with people, places, and stories. Among them:

• A fascinating immersion in today’s Israel through organised trips and unfiltered encounters

• Engagement with Israeli society and Israeli and Jewish culture in its richness and diversity

• Career development opportunities: networking, professional training and mentoring

Moreover, Masa Israel offers for qualifying participants to attend Masa’s prestigious Leadership Accelerator, a joint project with the Global Leadership Institute of the Jewish Agency of Israel; concerts with artists from the center of the Israeli scene; exposure to top Israeli companies and start-ups at the Masa Israel White Night events, networking with members of the Masa global community and more.

Masa programs are the best springboard to live in Israel like a local and make Israel a platform for meaningful growth.

Masa provides funding support for eligible applicants through universal grants and means tested scholarships. Click here to be directed to our Masa funding page for more information.

The Zionist Federation of Australia is the local representative for Masa Israel Journey.

Our Team

Sarit Braver

ZFA Israel Program Director
Australian representative, Masa Israel Journey

Zionist Federation of Australia
Email: israelprograms@zfa.com.au Phone: +61 3 9272 5584

Joshua Jones

Israel programs Marketing Assistant
Australian representative, Masa Israel Journey

Zionist Federation of Australia
Email: masa.assistat@zfa.com.au Phone: +61 3 9272

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