Masa Israel Journey Blog

July 20, 2016

Masa Israel Journey and its alumni across the United States are holding their biannual Shalom U’Lehitraot (Hello and Goodbye) Parties in August.

 

As recent returnees say hello, they can expect a warm welcome into a local network of Jewish young adults, united by their shared Masa Israel experiences. Alumni will be happy to share their advice for successful transition back into life stateside.

 

While future participants say goodbye before heading to Israel, they will have the opportunity to answer all of their last minute questions and get the local scoop from Masa Israel alumni who lived it like a local before them.

 

Meanwhile, veteran Masa alumni will reunite to catch up, reminisce about Israel and find out about the exciting local and national opportunities that the Masa Israel alumni network has in store for the coming year.

 

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July 20, 2016

Masa Israel's Regionals Managers and Representatives are the face of Masa in their communities. Whether advising local young people on program options, building partnerships with local organizations or helping alumni plan events, they are one-stop shops from anything and everything Masa:

 

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Jacob Allen

Allen@jfmd.org

Detroit, MI

 

Jacob is the Israel & Overseas Associate at the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. His portfolio includes scholarships, the Israeli Camper Program, Partnership2Gether with the...

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July 19, 2016

By Rachel Greenberg, Nativ alumna

 

It’s hard feeling like a stranger in your own home, but just as you needed time to adjust when you got to Israel, so too you need time to adjust back to life here in the United States of America.

 

When you were in Israel, you probably did not realize how much you changed every day, but you did. You learned from everyone around you, picked up new mannerisms, and adapted completely to a totally new lifestyle. So what happens now that you’re home? You’re not the same person you were when you left, but everything around you remains seemingly unchanged.

Here are some tips to help you deal with reverse culture shock:

 

1. Share your experiences

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