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.

Masa Israel

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 -10 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 fellows exposes you to top Israeli companies, professional develoment opportunities, Ulpan classes, trips around Israel and more.
Masa also provides funding support for eligible applicants through universal grants and means-tested scholarships.

Ramona Chrapot

Israel Programs Director

Mai Gutman

Israel Programs Assistant

Sarit Braver

Israel Programs Director
(Currently on Maternity Leave)


Zionist Federation of Australia launches “Israel Go”, a funding initiative providing financial support for Gap Year Programs in Israel The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) is launching an exciting two year pilot program– Israel Go – which provides financial support for young adults to participate in gap year Israel programs in 2022 and 2023.  In […]

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Participants on Israel Programs return on historic flight

The Zionist Federation of Australia helped return 36 Australians from Israel to Australia on Tuesday. They will be kept in strict self-isolation for two weeks before re-joining their families. El Al and the Israeli Embassy in Canberra organised a direct Perth–Tel Aviv flight, in order to repatriate Israelis from Australia. Those Israelis who wanted to return […]

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