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Are you ready for the journey?

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...
Posted April 5th, 2016
Yari Rostamian, Masa Business Fellow and Destination Israel Intern   Day 1: Prepping for the young professionals white night with this lovely group of people! Toured the ZOA house then talked business over delicious Roladin burekas, pastries and coffee.    Day 2: Had a fluffy visitor come into the AOL Nautilus office on Rothschild. Molly kept me company as I growth hacked for the startup I intern for.   Day 3: My friends and...
Posted April 4th, 2016
By Amy Albertson   It is very common for young Jews to take a Gap Year in Israel after they graduate high school and before they begin college. These Gap Year Programs can range from a year at Yeshiva or Seminary to pre-university programs at top Israeli Universities, and each comes with the exciting experience of living in Israel and forming life-long friendships with other people your age. What could be better? For Ethan Weiss, a 19-...