Masa Israel Journey Blog

April 27, 2011
 
By Alexandra Lebovitz
 
How about really getting to know Israel—beyond the Dead Sea, Masada and the Kotel?
 
Have you ever had the chance to breathe in the aromas of Middle Eastern spices in an open-air market? What about maneuvering your way through the alleyways in the Old City?
 
Whether you are transitioning into a new career, need to take a break, trying to meet new people or just want to travel with a sense purpose, Masa Israel can help connect you to internship, volunteer, and study abroad programs in Israel. And while you’re at it, you’ll get a chance to see Israel like the locals do.
 
Take time to sit at the local café, and savor each sip of your...
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April 18, 2011
 
In light of the recent events in Jeruslam, Pardes alum Courtney Miller (Spring 2010) shares a post of hers from last year. Courtney has made Aliyah and now lives in Jerusalem.
 
The bus: my constant companion. I wait for her. I get annoyed with her. I marvel at her. I wish I could give her directions that would directly take me to my destination in lieu of her circuitous routes that reach out to everyone. I’m grateful...
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April 14, 2011
Four Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa participants recently attended Masa’s Building Future Leadership conference in Jerusalem. Here’s what Lisa, one of our 10 month Social Action track volunteers, had to say about the experience:
 
Almost two weeks ago, I went to my first Masa conference – a week long seminar hosted at a hostel in Jerusalem centered on building future leadership in the Jewish world. Walking off the bus and into the hostel, I found myself and the three other participants of my program surrounded by over 400 Masa participants, from both gap year and post-college programs. I spent the week with a group of 15 other post-college participants, discussing presentations as well as encounters from our time in Israel.
 
Being...
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