Masa Israel Journey Blog

November 02, 2010
By Judit Eliosoff Ferrero, Argentina, Dance Journey
 
In all honesty, its very difficult to write about something so relevant that modified the lives of each one of us that who became involved with it.
 
My name is Judit, and I’m 23 years old and arrived to Israel from Argentina.  At the very beginning of the program, no participant actually knows what will be happening.  You know that you will dance the entirety of every day. People, languages, a beautiful place, massive studios… The body hurts, the mind is confused and the soul feels full, happy.
 
Slowly things start to become homey, because your true house is far away. Suddenly your neighbor and fellow participants becomes your sisters, and the teacher reminds you of an aunt. The kibbutz’s cafe is your meeting place and the...
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November 01, 2010
 
By Rebecca Stern, Australia, Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa
 
My name is Rebecca Stern and I recently participated in Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, a volunteer program which helps underprivileged populations in South Tel Aviv and Jaffa. Under the auspices of this program, I volunteered in four community organisations, the African Refugee Development Centre, Mesila Aid and Information Centre, Shapira Community Centre and Holland Centre. I had very meaningful placements in each of these four organisations.
 
I’ll expand on one of the organisations I volunteered at: The African Refugee Development Centre. The ARDC provides humanitarian aid, psychosocial assistance and education for refugees and asylum-seekers and community development programs.
 
I was a teacher and...
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