Masa Israel Journey Blog

February 18, 2015

By Chloe Newman, Masa Israel Teaching Fellow in Ashdod

 

My first [few] months here seemed a flurry of realizing how many small, everyday items I had taken for granted in Pittsburgh. Many small kitchen-wares (a proper spice collection being one very important one), some nicer clothing items, art supplies, some school supplies, and general household items were purchased before my first stipend arrived, halfway through the month. My bike was the most significant, and perhaps my best, purchase, and when I started exploring the country, I noticed I was again dishing out cash for travel expenses.


Although my spending was not so extravagant in retrospect, I was discouraged at the time, having to dip into my savings so much. I vowed that once the madness had normalized, I would have a plan, to live comfortably and reasonably on my stipend. Now that I feel I’m establishing my flow, the idea...

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February 09, 2015

In honor of Jewish Disability Awareness Month, Masa Israel Journey is joining the global Jewish community in raising awarness and fostering inclusion for those with disabilities and special needs. As this work goes far beyond the 28 days of the month of February, we're bringing you the top 3 internships in Israel through which you can help raise awareness and foster inclusion:

 

1. Teaching Assistant, MICHA - Society for Deaf Children 

 

Assist kindergarten teachers and daycare staff in the classroom and on the playground. Help young, hearing-impaired children develop communication and social skills, as well as their self-confidence. 

 

Apply now for an internship with MICHA >>

 

2. Management, PR and...

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