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...