Masa Israel Journey Blog

Published : June 19, 2012
 
What's Lauren doing with a blog, you might ask?
 
Well, considering I'm leaving August 25 for 10 months, I thought it might be a good idea to keep everyone updated on what I'm doing! Why am I starting it now?
 
I'm trying to get in the habit of blogging now rather than trying to start while I'm gone. I've never had a great track record of keeping up with a journal or diary, so my goal is to actually keep this as updated as possible!
 
So - in a nutshell - here is a few bullet points of what I am up to currently:
- Working as the administrative assistant at Temple Akiba in Culver City, CA
- Spending Memorial Day Weekend in New York
-...
Published : June 18, 2012
By Livnat Blum, Career Israel
 
I graduated from college wanting to experience something different, to have a little adventure and give back to a needing community. I applied to the Peace Corps, but I realized that I could do all of that as well experience Israel through a Masa program: the Career Israel internship program.
 
Livnat and Negin in the Negev!
 
I chose to participate in Career Israel because of the flexibility it offered – I could use their help when I needed it (housing, internships, etc), but be on my own when I wanted.
 
Although I was born inIsrael, experiencing the country with other Jews my own age from around the world was...

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