Masa Israel Journey Blog

February 24, 2016

Amy Altchuler is originally from Rochester, Minnesota, but now calls Houston, Texas home. After graduating with a degree in chemical engineering from Rice University, she moved to Israel to be a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow in Be'er Sheva.

While in Israel she taught at a low-income school, and spent time every week with a Holocaust survivor.

After her life-changing experience in Israel, she moved back to Houston where she now works for a renewable energy company. Outside of work she fills her free time by volunteering at the Houston Food Bank as a volunteer leader. She is also involved with Houston’s Hillel’s young adult group, Jewstontexas.

What was the most meaningful aspect of your Masa Israel experience?


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February 16, 2016

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Andria Kaplan was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Akron in 2013. For much of her adult life, she’s had one thing on her mind: sharing the light of Israel.


Before her Masa Israel experience, Andria launched “Urbanites”, a Jewish young professionals group that brings more opportunities for young Cleveland’s young Jewish community to get together.

After launching the successful group, Andria yearned for a career change and wanted to spend meaningful time with her family in Israel.


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February 12, 2016

In honor of Presidents' Day, we're challenging you to see how much you know about U.S. and Israeli Presidents:

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