Masa Israel Journey Blog

June 19, 2015

As programs wind down and Masa Israel participants prepare to head home, here are a few ideas for last-minute Father’s Day gifts to pick up before heading to the airport:


1. A cheesy tourist t-shirt


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via israeli-T

It’s not his fault that Masa Israel wasnt around when he was younger, but he can still look like one of the cool kids.


2. A kippa that makes a statement


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June 02, 2015

By Jennifer Blitz, Masa Israel Teaching Fellows in Petach Tikvah alumna


If it wasn’t for a doting mother looking for a pair of board shorts for her son, the extent of my Hebrew knowledge might still be “Shalom.” 

Having just earned my master’s degree in childhood education I spent the summer of 2013 applying for a myriad of teaching positions in New York City. My daily sense of panic in regards to my future was at an all-time high and I took a part time job at a surf shop to keep myself afloat during my job hunt.

“Let me know if I can help you with anything,” I said to a customer who didn’t quite fit the mold of our typical clientele. She explained that she was looking for a pair of drawstring...

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