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Posted June 30th, 2015
By Taylor King, Masa Israel Teaching Fellows in Netanya   It’s hard to find an organization that is so dedicated to the people it serves.   And, like several of my posts have done in the past, I must give credit for an organization that has given me more than I have ever deserved: Masa Israel Journey.  Masa Israel had emailed me back in March inviting me to apply to be a member of their delegation to the 2015 AJC ACCESS...
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Posted June 19th, 2015
As programs wind down and Masa Israel participants prepare to head home, here are a few ideas for last-minute Father’s Day gifts to pick up before heading to the airport:   1. A cheesy tourist t-shirt   via israeli-T It’s not his fault that Masa Israel wasnt around when he was younger, but he can still look like one of the cool kids.   2. A kippa that makes a statement   From sports mascots, to cartoon...
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Posted June 2nd, 2015
By Jennifer Blitz, Masa Israel Teaching Fellows in Petach Tikvah alumna   If it wasn’t for a doting mother looking for a pair of board shorts for her son, the extent of my Hebrew knowledge might still be “Shalom.”  Having just earned my master’s degree in childhood education I spent the summer of 2013 applying for a myriad of teaching positions in New York City. My daily sense of panic in regards to my future...
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Posted May 27th, 2015
Growing up in Baltimore, Blake Yospa, 26, felt connected to Judaism through the Reform synagogue where his mother worked and he attended Hebrew school. However, after his ar mitzvah, Blake grew less affiliated.   "Being part of a religious minority, I considered myself an outcast,” Blake explains.   However, that all changed in the winter of 2014, when Blake traveled to Israel for the first time with Birthright-Taglit Israel...
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