Masa Israel Journey Blog

January 29, 2016

My name is David, I’m 18 years old and from Budapest, Hungary. I take part in a program called Eco-Israel, which is a five-month program on a sustainable community farm near the city of Modi’in. We are a group of eight “Ecos”, living and volunteering together with the local young Israelis.

 


I chose this program because I was really intrigued by the idea that a community can be self-sufficient and ecological. Here at the Hava Veadam (Hava and Adam) Farm, I see that it actually works! We recycle everything, eat the fruits and vegetables that we grow here, and get electricity from solar panels we’ve built. Most of our educational programming is about permaculture and sustainability, but we also study Hebrew and the history of Israel. Other interesting aspects are practical activities, such as building houses...

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January 26, 2016

 

So you’re going to Israel for a 4-10 month Masa Israel program. You probably want to share your experiences with people or maybe your overbearing Jewish mother is nudging you. Either way, blogging is one of our favorite ways to shine a light on our impressive participants, like you!

 

Your blog can  show the world (and of course your mother) what it’s like to live in Israel like a local. It offers direct insight into your perspective and unique journey. But how does one blog? Here are our top 10 tips to help you become an awesome blogger and share your journey with the world!

 

1. Post Consistently

 

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January 25, 2016

Tu B’Shvat is the Jewish new year of the trees. In Israel people get together and celebrate by eating delicious foods made with the 7 species of the season.

 

Masa Israel's Eco-Israel prgram embraces this holiday every day of the year by living on and off-of the land. Participants learn permaculture and agriculture while living sustainably on an organic farm.

 

To celebrate Tu B'Svhat, they sent us these delicious and unique vegan recipes to give us a peek into their lives on the Hava and Adam Farm and how they celebrate the holiday. Enjoy these recipes and Chag Tu B’Shvat sameach from Eco-Israel and Masa Israel Journey!

 

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