Latin America Israel Programs

Tuesday, 20 December 2011


Long Term Programs:

Tamar Program: Shnat Hachshara

The premier Spanish-language MASA framework program, designed to train madrichim to direct and lead social transformation in the Movement and their communities to Jewish-Zionist, Israel-centered values. Tamar is offered twice per year. 

  • "Tamar North" opens in August and runs through June for Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia, Guatemala, USA & Spain participation;
  • "Tamar South" opens in March and runs through November for Argentina, Chile, Colombia, & Uruguay.


Bekeff Hachshara

Beginning its 4th year, Bekeff Hachshara is a modular program for youth interested in having a unique experience in Israel where participants can choose their program with great flexibility which is to do what you want to do and for what periods of time they wish. 

The program offers two options per year:

  • The summer (Kayitz) program begins in August is for Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, San Diego, Guatemala, & Spain
  • The winter (Choref) program begins in March and is for Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay & Chile.


Short Term Programs:

Is a short-term program intended for future madrichim of various clubs affiliated to FACCMA that after two years of training in a leadership program in Argentina, leaders and madrichim participate in an educational and experiential program in Israel. Participants are 15-16 years old from FACCMA. 



This is the 3rd year for this program which is intended for young Jewish teens from age 15-16 that do not study in Jewish Schools and attend regular secular schools in their community. Through this program, they will get to know Israel thoroughly, make friends with Jewish teens from various Latin American countries and visit the most outstanding places in the history of our people.


Program Aluma

This is a four week program for Madrichim from North America is an amazing way to travel throughout Israel and also learn about the history and culture.  Within the program are joint activities with Maccabi Tzair Israel and participants will experience home hospitality with Maccabi Tzair Israel.  Participants will have the full experience of touring Israel as well as Hasbara programming which is incorporated into the program over several days and they will learn about their surroundings and connecting with Israel. Program will take place from June 18 - July 17, 2012.


Programa Juventud

This short program is pecifically designed for single young adults ages 25-35, from Latin American communities.  Enjoy two weeks of traveling throughout Israel and visiting many memorable sites. This program is offered from June 25-July 4, 2012.


Bekeff Adultos 

This short program is for Adults that are 50+ from Argentina and any other Latin American communities that would like to attend. The program is for 10 days (April 23- May 4) and is a wonderful Israel experience.  Participants will travel around Israel and also experience Yom Hazikaron and Yom Haatzmaut. Click here to view the welcome video of the 2012 Bekeff Adult group. 



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