Masa Israel Journey Blog

Published : March 28, 2014
At Masa Israel, we mean business. Literally.
Living in Israel challenges you to excel in ways that no other experience can, and employers are starting to take notice. We’re bringing together some the most exciting organizations and companies, both inside the Jewish community and out, to meet Masa Israel participants and alumni at the Masa Israel Community Online Career Expo
If that isn’t enough to convince you to participate, here are a few more reasons you should check it out:
1. Bring your passion to campus. Masa Israel alumni have been hired to...
Published : March 20, 2014
by Lisa Motenko
This past summer I left Berkeley Hillel, where I was on staff for four amazing years, to head to Israel.  I didn’t grow up in Jewish day school, or have extensive experience in Israel – so my time had come to spend a year immersing myself in Jewish text and living in the land of milk and honey. My goal for studying with the Pardes Experiential Educators Program was to take experiential education programs to a higher level by infusing them with real Jewish content and meaning. I have found this year in Israel to be challenging, inspiring, overwhelming, and comforting at the same time.
When approached to be the madricha for the new Masa-Hillel Fellowship, I jumped at the opportunity to take what I am learning in class into the real world. This six month professional development fellowship combines both theory and practice to prepare current Masa Israel participants to start...

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