Masa Israel Journey Blog

May 27, 2015

Growing up in Baltimore, Blake Yospa, 26, felt connected to Judaism through the Reform synagogue where his mother worked and he attended Hebrew school. However, after his ar mitzvah, Blake grew less affiliated.

 

"Being part of a religious minority, I considered myself an outcast,” Blake explains.

 

However, that all changed in the winter of 2014, when Blake traveled to Israel for the first time with Birthright-Taglit Israel. “I honestly did not feel a connection to Israel or any Jewish community until I went on Birthright,” the Towson University alum remembers.

 

Blake extended his trip to stay with a friend from home who was living in Netanya as a Masa Israel...

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May 06, 2015

Whether you’re looking for professional development or a resume boost, take it from these four Masa Israel Teaching Fellows alumnae - teaching English in Israel can help you land your dream job in education!


After graduating from Guilford College with a bachelor’s degree in education in 2011, Tova Dinkin decided to become a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow. In August, the Manhattan native moved to Rishon LeZion as part of the inaugural cohort of Masa Israel Teaching Fellows.


When she returned to New York in 2012, Tova was quickly offered a...

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