Masa Israel Journey Blog

December 21, 2010
 
What Masa Israel program did you meet on?
I was completing my masters at IDC Herzliya and just starting Career Israel when we met. Since IDC had a summer semester, there was a month when the programs overlapped and I was on both programs.
 
How long have you been together?
We have been together a year and 3 months and we currently live together in Tel Aviv.
 
How did you meet?
We had a friend in common. He was friends with a girl on Career Israel and I met her while on the program. Before the program started we became friends and started dating soon after.
 
What was your most memorable Israel moment/experience...
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December 20, 2010
 
California-native Jessica Hertz remembers listening to the Career Israel participants’ introductions. “There was someone from Boston, someone from Los Angeles, and then there was this guy, Henrik from Denmark,” says Jessica. “I don’t even remember when we started dating, just that he kept sitting next to me on the bus and that we couldn’t stop talking to one another.”
 
After finishing her term as a program director at Hillel and applying to law school, Jessica enrolled in Career Israel to spend some time with her brother’s family and gain international work experience at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.
 
“Finding a boyfriend was the last thing on my mind,” says Jessica. “I went to camp and was involved in Bnai Brith Youth Organization but I never met...
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December 17, 2010
 
By Lauren Goldstein, Career Israel, Washington DC
 
I moved to Tel Aviv, Israel a month ago from the suburbs of Washington, DC to work with TasteTLV.com. I decided to work with the organization after reading the founders bios on the website. We seemed to be kindred spirits in our love of food and finding new and unique places to eat. After hearing about the success of the Taste TLV events I became even more excited to work for them. Though really it all comes down to my love of food and exploring new cities. Upon my arrival to Israel, I was of course filled with a craving for hummus, shwarma, and shakshuka. But Tel Aviv is a diverse city and I was excited to try still undiscovered cuisines that I knew were waiting for me. I was overjoyed to discover that I could find an array of restaurants just going up and down my street.
 
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