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Posted November 17, 2015
A native of Westport, Connecticut, Alex Willick holds a B.A. in Music and Philosophy from Colgate University and an M.A. in Jewish Experiential Education with concentrations in Israel education and Jewish communal leadership. Over the past several years, Alex has lived in Israel as a participant of a Masa Israel volunteer fellowship, as well as a participant of the Kesher Hadash program under the advisement of Dr. Alex Sinclair. Alex now...
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Posted November 15, 2015
Photo Credit: Ariel Rubinstein, Masa Israel Teaching Fellow in Ashdod   By Marissa Steinhofer, Masa Israel Teaching Fellow in Ashdod When I was first presented the idea of going to Kibbutz Kramim for Masa Israel Mifgashim Shabbaton, I was both excited and nervous. I knew it would be an interesting experience, but I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Being back on a kibbutz reminded me of my first time in Israel. My first experience...
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Posted November 12, 2015
  Earlier this month, Masa Israel Journey brought a delegation of over 50 Masa Israel alumni, including Hillel professionals, Alumni Fellows and campus representatives to the Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly in Washington, D.C.   This is what they experienced:   1. Catching up with friends on the bus ride from camp (read: pre-conference Shabbaton) to the GA.     2. Arriving at the GA and making sure...
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Posted November 11, 2015
A native of North Babylon, NY, Jennifer Handel grew up with limited exposure to a Jewish education or the Jewish world. As a student at the State University of New York at Cortland, Jenn took ownership of her own Jewish journey through her involvement in Hillel.   After graduating with her B.A. in Secondary Education and History in 2007, Jenn returned to Long Island and worked as a high school history teacher. Since her first trip to...
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