Masa Israel Journey Blog

July 14, 2010
When the Masa Israel-accredited Dance Journey program came onto the scene in 2008, the idea of a program that would offer young Jewish adults from around the world the opportunity to study dance and repertory with professionals of the highest caliber for five months was a new one.
One of Israel's best-kept secrets, the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company's (KCDC) International Dance Center and the Dance and Ballet School, however, has managed to turn this idea into a successful entrepreneurial venture.
Today, just two years after Dance Journey's inaugural program, dancers from around the world are knocking on Dance Journey's door. The response has been so overwhelming that director Yehuda  Maor has had...
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July 12, 2010
Masa Israel Journey strives to engage talented young adults in the global Jewish community, bolstering the next generation of Jewish leadership with a cohort of passionate, innovative individuals who have deep, personal connections to Israel. 
Through the Masa Israel Community, participants have access to leadership training during your time abroad. Now that you’re back, you have access to conferences, networking opportunities and leadership development programs .
Many Masa Israel participants come up with ideas about how to improve the global Jewish community while they are in Israel, and some have the chance to explore those ideas further on Building Future Leaders (BFL) shabbatonim and seminars with Masa Israel staff. A number of Masa Israel alumni are already proven thought leaders, bringing...
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June 30, 2010
The idea of packing for your gap year in Israel can seem a little overwhelming. How do you decide what to bring on your year abroad? How many bags can you get away with before they start making you throw things away at the airline check-in to hit the 50 lb weight limit? Will that carry-on actually fit in the overhead bin?
To put your mind at ease, we've put together a list of items that should be at the top of your packing list—and what you can probably leave at home:
 It will take up most of your space, but you probably need it. Unless you plan on going to Poland in the winter, save space and leave your parka at home.
Alumni say:
- Undershirts. I did Marva army training and kibbutz volunteering as part of my program and all my clothes got really dirty....
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