Masa Israel Journey Blog

November 12, 2010
 
Last week, Minister of Knesset Shlomo Molla visited the Yahel Social Change Program in Gedera. Molla spent two hours with the Yahelnikin and their local partners – Friends by Nature.
 
He was extremely excited to hear about the unique collaboration between an Ethiopian-Israeli social change organization and the North American Masa participants.
 
 
For the Yahel program participants this encounter served to further deepen their understanding of the history and current reality of the Ethiopian community in Israel.
 
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November 11, 2010
 
Hannah Kotzen, Young Judaea Year Course, Seattle, WA
 
Just recently was the Nike Tel Aviv Night Run, a 10K through the streets of Tel Aviv. IT WAS AMAZING! Let me preface by saying that I am not a runner whatsoever so the mere fact that I attempted to run the race was incredible. But what was even more incredible is that I finished! And in an hour and 9 minutes might I add.
 
I’ve never run a 10K before, so I had no idea what to expect, but it was definitely something I’ll never forget. The run started at 8:00 PM in Dizengoff square, located in central Tel Aviv. We got there about 2 hours early to warm up and look at all of the Nike extravaganzas.
 
Soon the opening ceremony began and out came a bunch of Nike dancers who were doing some sort of dance/run. It was pretty...
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