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Published : February 26, 2014
By Leah Paz, Career Israel

A few months back when I was just starting the Career Israel process, I said that if I could intern with an organization like Save a Child’s Heart (SACH) then I would be unbelievably ecstatic. And here I am a month into my internship, and interning with Save a Child’s Heart is even more perfect than I ever imagined. SACH is an Israeli-based international humanitarian project with a mission of improving quality of pediatic cardiac care for children from developing countries who suffer from heart disease. SACH, as well as my position there, encompasses the variety of interests that I have including non-profit work, health and human rights, public relations, working with college students, and working in a Jewish/ Israeli based organization. (Yes, I have a lot of interests). I am completely confident that this is exactly the right...
Published : February 23, 2014
By Allie Freedman, WUJS Israel 

In five months, I went from unemployed college graduate to Jerusalem Post reporter. Clutching my newly minted college degree in my hands, I nervously mulled over my future. All I knew was that I wanted to travel and I wanted to write. As a passionate Zionist, the idea of living in Israel enticed me. Finally, I enrolled in the World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) program to live and work in Tel Aviv, Israel.
 
My relationship with WUJS started before I was born. If it was not for WUJS, I would not be here. Literally. In 1983, my American mother and British father met on the WUJS program in Arad. Now, it was my turn to live in Israel.
 
On September 8, I kissed my parents and brother goodbye and headed toward Tel Aviv. After ten sleepless hours of movies and stale...

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