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Posted April 19th, 2016
Jordan Goldschmid graduated from the University of Kansas with a BGS in religious studies and a minor in film. He is currently in sales as a store manager with Tradehome Shoes. Originally from Wichita Kansas, Jordan is now living in Springfield,Illinois. He has been very active in his community ever since his experience with Masa Israel Teaching Fellows Rehovot 2012-2013, becoming a Poland delegate for Masa and JAFI, as well as a Shalom Hartman...
Posted April 13th, 2016
After graduating, Molly did a Masa Israel Volunteer Program, for 10 months in the city of Akko, as well as various Druze villages in the North. There she taught English and other subjects in both formal and non-formal settings to young Jewish, Arab, and Druze teenagers. The connection Molly built with the students from different backgrounds was what lead her to want to further facilitate connections for students in the United States. Soon...
Posted April 12th, 2016
By Roxanna Donay, Nativ College Leadership Program alumna   Me (right) and a friend from Nativ (Credit: Roxanna Donay)   “I’m not going home; I’m leaving home.”   With tears streaming down my face, these were the words I uttered as my El AL flight took off from Ben Gurion airport after my incredible gap year experience in Israel.   I had just spent nine months in my newfound home away from home, and as...
Posted April 12th, 2016
By Zane Colt Zane Colt, Israel Government Fellows 2014-2015 A year-and-a-half ago, I was wrapping up a wonderful Chanukah in Jerusalem. I was surrounded by new friends from around the world, sampling some of the finest sufganiyot in Israel, and trudging through deeper snow than we saw in Toronto this winter. Jerusalem was beautiful and my five months in Israel had me feeling on top of the world. I was an Israel Government Fellow. The IGF...