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Posted September 28, 2010
  By Marla Davis, Hebrew University, Columbus, OH   Throughout my life, my family concluded our Passover Seder in Youngstown, Ohio with the traditional words “Next year in Jerusalem!”  It took me twenty years, but finally I found my way to Jerusalem and studied at Hebrew University’s Rothberg International School.   After taking the course Culture and Contemporary Israel my freshman year at...
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Posted September 22, 2010
By Ana Harmon, Austin, TX, Dance Journey   It all began with a small sign posted at the University of Texas Hillel’s bulletin board, “Dance in Israel.”   At the time, I had been dancing for a ballet company in Austin while simultaneously trying enrich my life with college courses and Jewish involvement. A program so ideal, combining artistic and cultural desires of mine in Israel on a Kibbutz, sounded...
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Posted September 22, 2010
  By Jordan Kalik, Charleston, South Carolina, Young Judaea Year Course   My first Yom Kippur spent in Israel was definitely one to remember.  After looking out the window, watching bus after bus of Chasidim traveling to the Holy City of Jerusalem for the chag, our group finally arrived in Jerusalem:  the holiest of places for the holiest of holidays. My friends and I settled into our accommodations...
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Posted September 21, 2010
  Interested in a unique opportunity to explore Israel through an extreme jeep challenge in the desert? We are looking for four women to make up the Masa Israel team. Desert Queen takes place in some of the most exotic and challenging landscapes in the world. It combines a competitive outdoor adventure and 4WD driving expedition with personal empowerment.   Last year the Masa Israel team was selected as the most...
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