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Posted December 31, 2014
  By Chloe Newman, Masa Israel Teaching Fellow in Ashdod     While this holiday season didn’t resemble the traditions of my youth, it was still very special for me. With my new friends and communities here in Israel, I took part in multi-cultural celebrations across the country. The saying here goes that Israelis will take any excuse to celebrate, eat, drink, and be merry with the ones they love…and especially without...
Posted December 30, 2014
By Allie Bernstein, Career Israel Intern   This is Part 2 of a three-part blog series. To read Part 1, click here.    Did you know that you – yes, you! – can actually make your dream of spending months in Israel a reality?   How, you may ask? Well, you’ve come to the right series of blog posts. In today’s post, I’ll help you convince that doubtful voice in your head that you can in fact do this...
Posted December 15, 2014
By Allie Bernstein, Career Israel Intern   "Could I? No...Well, could I? I mean...well, no. But could I?"     That was my mental state for about a week after I first learned of Masa Israel Journey and the opportunities it offered.   At the time, I was working in social media marketing in Chicago. By a happy coincidence, I found out about Masa Israel on the exact day that I realized I wasn't feeling...
Posted December 15, 2014
By Danielle Meyers, Masa Israel Teaching Fellow in Be'er Sheva   A handful of Israeli fifth graders file into a small room and choose their seats at one of of two-top tables in front of them.   I smile at them with a million dollar American smile. "Welcom to English class!" They shyly smile back, knowing they've been specially chosen to take part in my classroom activity. In about 30 seconds, I came to the realization...