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...