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 02, 2010
By Lauren Zink, OTZMA, Pittsfield, MA
 
Today was the first day of my second volunteer job. This one will definitely consume more of my time but I also learned today the true meaning of “time is of the essence.” My second volunteer opportunity entails me traveling around Ashkelon and interviewing different organizations that are funded through the Ashkelon Foundation.
 
Today I sat in the passenger seat and went around town with one of the Program Directors of the Conservative Synagogue in Ashkelon. I am working for the Ashkelon Foundation through this Synagogue. It was nice being in the car for a while. Aside from taxis, (which I don’t really think give you that same feeling of being in a car) I haven’t been in one in over a month-and-a-half. This may not seem like that long but because a car is something I usually ride in...
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