Masa Israel Journey Blog

Published : April 30, 2012
 
Next month, on May 22nd, Masa Israel will be holding its main end-of-year event in the International Convention Center in Jerusalem. The event will host approximately 3,000 Masa participants from around the world in the audience, and will feature the Prime Minister of Israel  Benjamin Netanyahu as a guest of honor.
 
While simply coming to the event will be a fantastic way to cap off your time in Israel, we want to give you a way to make it even more memorable.
 
We're giving current Masa Israel participants a chance to meet the Prime Minister.
 
All you have to do is share your enthusiasm for your time in Israel by getting together with some of your friends and creating a lib dub to the song "I've Got a Feeling." (...
Published : April 27, 2012
 
 
After a much needed break during the week of Pesach (Passover), we jumped right into a week long intensive course on stone conservation with Jacques Nageur, Head of Art Conservation for the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), and his team. Our week with Jacques was highly anticipated, as it had been built up by the Saving the Stones staff, and it definitely did not disappoint. Plus, the course was open to other conservators so we got to meet some new people, including people who work the grounds at the Ba'hai Gardens in Haifa and students from the conservation program at Western Galilee College here in Akko.
 
Before jumping into practical work on the city walls and the roof of Akko Prison, Jacques made sure we knew what we were doing and why. The first 2.5 days were spent in the...

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