The ZFA Israel Programs department is your go to address for all Israel Program related information. We are the representatives of Masa Israel Journey and the Australian partners of Taglit-Birthright Israel.


Contact Information
Natan Kessler
03 9272 5584

Masa Israel Journey

Masa Israel Journey is a joint project of the Government of Israel, the Jewish Agency for Israel and Keren Hayesod-UIA. It was established in 2004 to provide the opportunity for all Jewish adults from around the world to experience a long term immersive Israel opportunity. Masa Israel has a diverse port-folio of programs ranging from 4 to10 months in length that include volunteer, internship & career development, academic, Jewish studies and gap year programs.

Masa’s immersive Israel experiences empower fellows to develop as individuals, while also developing a robust global professional network that includes Israelis and Jews from all over the world. Moreover, being a Masa fellow exposes you to top Israeli companies, professional development opportunities, ulpan classes, trips around Israel and more.

Masa also provides funding support for eligible applicants through universal grants and means-tested scholarships.

Natan Kessler

Director of Israel Programs

Discover Israel Go: Your Path to a Life-Changing Experience in Israel

Welcome to Israel Go, an initiative by the Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) that opens the doors to an enriching experience in Israel. In partnership with UIA-Keren Hayesod and generous philanthropists, Israel Go is dedicated to making this transformative journey accessible to everyone in the Australian Jewish community.

Israel Go Grant

Grants of up to AUD$6,000 available for eligible participants.
Open to all Masa Israel gap year program participants.
Join us in strengthening your connection to Israel, deepening your Jewish identity, and creating lifelong memories.

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