This week, 500 young adults are participating in Building Future Leadership, Masa Israel Journey’s intensive leadership program in Israel. Chosen from nearly 10,000 current Masa participants from around the world, Building Future Leadership will prepare these young adults to fill leadership positions when they return to their campuses and communities. Various Jewish campus and communal organizations are now actively seeking Masa Israel alumni to take leadership positions upon their return home.
Building Future Leadership’s week-long events include discussions about critical issues facing the Jewish people, leadership skill development sessions focused on entrepreneurship, public speaking, and networking, trips to the Knesset and Yad Vashem, and meetings with social activists and community leaders. Participants can choose to focus on Israel education, Israel advocacy, social justice and tikkun olam or Jewish peoplehood.
Organizations involved in the Building Future Leadership program include AVI CHAI, Hillel, Israel on Campus Coalition, Jewish Federations of North America and PresenTense.