Masa - Gateway to Israel Programs

Masa (Hebrew for "Journey") is a partnership between the Israeli government and the Jewish Agency which seeks to strengthen the next generation of Jewish People. Masa endeavors to give thousands of young Jews in the Diaspora the opportunity to spend a semester or a full year in Israel without financial constraints.

She’arim has been approved as a Masa program, and as such students that study at She’arim are entitled to grants and scholarships.

Basic eligibility to receive a Masa Grant and/or Scholarship

1. Must be between the ages of 18-30
2. Cannot be an Israeli citizen, or if an Israeli citizen has not lived in Israel after the age of 14
3. Has not received a Masa scholarship program in the past
4. Has not participated in a Masa program since 2004
5. Has not spent 4 consecutive months in Israel during the last 24 months
6. Will be studying at She’arim for at least five months
7. Application must be sent in 60 days prior to starting the program

Masa Grants

Grants are based on age and  country of residence, 

Masa Needs Based Scholarships

In order to receive a needs based scholarship, you will be required to give your parents' proof of income. If you are financially independent, you are required to give your proof of income for 6 months, an apartment rental contract for 6 months and a notarized letter by your parents stating that they do not support you financially.

To download a Masa application you can go to Masa’s website and follow the link to their grants.

Health Insurance

Masascholarship recipients are required by the Masa program to have Israeli medical insurance. Failure to acquire it will result in losing your scholarship. 

She’arim will be happy to assist you in filling out your application and regarding any question you might have.

Please contact Mrs. Ariela Sher This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

She’arim College of Jewish Studies for Women

Agassi 23/2 Har Nof,
Jerusalem Israel

Phone: +972-2-651-4240

U.S.# in Israel 646-506-9306

Fax: +972-2-651-8370

  Israel Mailing Address:


   P.O. Box 34629

   Jerusalem, Israel 91346

Phone: +972-2-651-4240

U.S.# in Israel 646-506-9306

Fax: +972-2-651-8370

      U.S. Mailing Address:

     She'arim USA Charitable Trust

      P.O. Box 747

      Bala Cynwyd, PA.


U.K. Mailing Address:

Financial Office  (only):

British Friends of She'arim

155 Edgwarebury Lane

Edgware Middlesex 


     Canadian Mailing Address:

     Financial Office (only):

     Rebecca Morin

     Canadian Friends of She'arim

     809 Weston Drive

     Ottawa, Ontario K1G 1W1