Masa Israel Journey Blog

February 02, 2015

By Shoshana Frank, Tel Aviv University Graduate Student


It was the beginning of a new year, 2013, and I felt I was at a crossroads in my life.  I had been out of college for one and a half years and my chosen career path had come to a screeching halt when the FAA froze hiring air traffic controllers just before my graduation.  Despite having a successful personal and commercial banking career and being very active on a volunteer basis in my hometown, I felt something was missing.  I decided a Birthright trip might help me clear my mind and focus on my next steps.  Arriving in Israel in late June something immediately fell into place; much to my surprise I suddenly felt like a missing piece had been found.  Never did I expect the Birthright experience to have such an impact on me; but when I stood in front of the Western Wall, the tears just...

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January 29, 2015

Celebrities – They’re just like us! Whether in Israel for business or pleasure, they know how to have a good time in the land of milk and honey. In honor of Chelsea Handler’s recent visit to Israel, here are 8 amazing moments from some our favorite stars in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and everywhere in between.

1. Claire Danes cozies up to an ice cream statue in Neve Tzedek

New York Times


2. Blair Underwood shops the shuk in the Old City of Jerusalem



3. Comedians Mary Lynn Rajskub, Justin Chatwin, Austin Nichols and...

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