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Posted April 26th, 2017
By Pia Hagenbach   Today at noon I found myself rushing to the Yom HaShoah ceremony at Tel Aviv university, where I intern in a research lab. When I finally arrived, I was surprised to see how many people made it. And while I was standing there amongst all the people listening to poems, songs and speeches of historians and students, I kept thinking about the way the Holocaust is remembered in Germany, where I am from.      ...
Posted April 5th, 2017
Alon Moss, 19 from Sydney, Australia, and Ilan Lewis 18, from Brighton, England, are participants on Aardvark Israel Programs. Aardvark Israel is Masa Israel gap year program for Jewish students from around the world. One of the ways participants customize their experience on the program is by selecting  from a wide variety of volunteering and internship opportunities set up by Aardvark.    Alon and Ilan intern for StarTAU,...
Posted April 3rd, 2017
By Sydney Peters   Over the past few years I’ve had the pleasure of traveling throughout Europe, Asia and just the tiniest bit of Africa. I love wandering down side streets and finding out all a city has to offer, even if it’s staring at a masterpiece on a brick wall. Sometimes it's just one graffitied word and other times it’s a whole building that has been transformed into a piece of art.   For these reasons,...
Posted March 16th, 2017
Living abroad for any period of time can be intimidating, especially if you don’t know the local language fluently. Here at Masa Israel we understand the struggle and therefore we came up with 8 words/phrases that will make your Masa Israel journey a smooth ride. Oh and not only will you know the local slang, but Israelis will think you are literally a local.   Let’s get started with our first local Hebrew lesson:   1....