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Posted May 14, 2012
By Sarah Padway, Career Israel   The Pesach Holiday served as the beginning to a number of holidays in Israel. On the evening of April 18, we participated in a Holocaust Remembrance Seder for Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.   Members of our program, along with a few other Masa programs read poems, sang, and shared stories in memory of those who were killed in the Holocaust and the courageous gentiles (non-Jews) who...
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Posted May 10, 2012
  By Tyler Fishbone, Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa   Every Sunday, as part of my volunteering with Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, I spend 3-5 hours at a daycare facility for migrant workers.   Tel Aviv plays host to a majority of the almost 300,000 migrant workers and refugees in Israel. These people have a tough time getting jobs because many of them do not have legal status. The jobs they do end up getting don't...
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Posted May 09, 2012
By Derek Kwait, Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies   I came to Israel wanting to learn Torah at Pardes, and I have. Thank God, I’ve learned tons of Torah here and am privileged to learn more each day.   But now that it’s May and I’m entering into the home stretch of my first year in Israel, I’ve gotten to thinking about some of the other things I’ve learned since coming here nine months and one...
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Posted May 08, 2012
WUJS Israel Arts participant Brandon Robinson created a time-lapse video about Israel and what it means to be "home," and was thrilled to see it go viral after being shared by Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.     Brandon says of his experience, "It was just amazing; I couldn't have asked for anything better.  The arts track was perfectly geared to what I wanted to do and allowed me to spend...
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