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Posted April 28, 2016
From a very early age, Gidon Frank has had a strong connection to the Jewish community in his hometown of Toronto, Ontario Canada.   A graduate of Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto and Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto, Gidon graduated from Brock University in 2011. During his time in university, he helped grow the Jewish Student Association and became very involved with several local Jewish organizations. With the help of Masa...
Posted April 21, 2016
From desalination to solar energy, irrigation, and literally making the desert bloom, Israelis know a thing or two about green tech and sustainability. Masa Israel Journey’s environmental programs provide academic, volunteer, and professional opportunities for young adults to gain hands-on experience in sustainable building, organic farming, permaculture, and more. In honor of this year's Earth Day, grab your hiking boots and get...
Posted April 20, 2016
  By Andria Kaplan Aylyarov       1. The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew and the Heart of the Middle East, Sandy Tolan Sandy Tolan dives deep inside the relationship of Bashir Khairi, a Palestinian and Dalia Eshkenazi Landau, an Israeli college student. The book breaks down the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the relationship of this unlikely friendship and proves hope and transformation does exist.   2. ‘Catch...
Posted April 19, 2016
Jordan Goldschmid graduated from the University of Kansas with a BGS in religious studies and a minor in film. He is currently in sales as a store manager with Tradehome Shoes. Originally from Wichita Kansas, Jordan is now living in Springfield,Illinois. He has been very active in his community ever since his experience with Masa Israel Teaching Fellows Rehovot 2012-2013, becoming a Poland delegate for Masa and JAFI, as well as a Shalom Hartman...