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February 09, 2015

In honor of Jewish Disability Awareness Month, Masa Israel Journey is joining the global Jewish community in raising awarness and fostering inclusion for those with disabilities and special needs. As this work goes far beyond the 28 days of the month of February, we're bringing you the top 3 internships in Israel through which you can help raise awareness and foster inclusion:


1. Teaching Assistant, MICHA - Society for Deaf Children 


Assist kindergarten teachers and daycare staff in the classroom and on the playground. Help young, hearing-impaired children develop communication and social skills, as well as their self-confidence. 


Apply now for an internship with MICHA >>


2. Management, PR and...

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February 03, 2015

By Chef Chanah Auerbach, Masa Israel Volunteer Alumna


“A person is like the tree of a field…” – Deuteronomy 20:19


Tu B’shvat celebrates the birthday of trees; the beginning of the season in which the earliest blooming trees in Israel emerge from their winter sleep and begin a new fruit-bearing cycle. The New Year for the trees provides us all with an opportunity to do a little self-reflecting:
- An apple tree produces apples, what can I bring into the world for others to enjoy?
- Am I connected to a warm and nurturing community?
- How can I best live a “fruitful” life?


In my personal life, I am a gourmet living food chef. By eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, I am able to feel more connected to the Land on which I live.  Daily, I try my hardest to help people...

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