Masa Israel Journey Blog

September 21, 2010
 
In the middle of the Aseret Yemi Teshuva (the ten days between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, traditionally the most intense days of prayer, reflection, and service of the year), Masa Israel invited all of the Midrashot (seminary) participants to an evening of elevation, songs and prayers. Over 1800 students from more then 30 Midrashot attended the evening.
 
Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Metzger, opened the evening with his personal moving story about fighting in the Yom Kippur War, and was followed by Ms. Esti Rosenberg who spoke beautifully about the meaning ofteshuva and Klal Israel.
 
 
The second part of the evening...
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September 20, 2010
 
Graduating with a Masters degree in architecture from Tulane University in 2008, Jesse Zryb entered a terrible economy.  After losing his job in New York City, he decided to enroll in Masa Israel’s Career Israel.  “I could have stayed at home and experienced five months of uncertainty.  But instead, I decided to participate in a program that would allow me to gain valuable work experience and further explore Israel,” says Jesse.
 
Since his Birthright trip to Israel during college, Jesse had wanted to return.  “I was really impressed by the modernity of Israel, and the mix of the old and the new,” says Jesse.
 
Through Career Israel, Jesse interned at Stav Architecture, a midsized firm in Ramat Gan.  “I lack a native speaker’s Hebrew skills, but I was able...
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