OTZMA

Jewish Agency Takes In OTZMA

01/07/2013
Staff Writer

The Jewish Federations of North America announced Friday that it will transfer ownership of its OTZMA Israel Experience, one of the first programs that enabled young adults to live and learn in Israel, to a subsidiary of the Jewish Agency for Israel, effective July 1.

UPDATE 1: Jewish Federations To Close Israel Program OTZMA

OTZMA, founded in 1986, is now one of more than 200 Israel programs.

11/01/2012
Staff Writer

(Adds comment from JFNA, alumnus)

The Jewish Federations of North America announced Thursday that the current class in its OTZMA Israel experience program will be the last, spurring more than a third of its 1400 alumni to sign a petition imploring JFNA to save OTZMA for its own sake.

OTZMA placed its participants with "adoptive" Israeli families. Photo courtesy JFNA
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