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October 19, 2015

alt="sarah wesson"Born and raised in Stowe, Vermont, Sarah Wesson was a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow in Rehovot during the 2013-2014 school year. Sarah moved to Florida in middle school and remained in the Sunshine State through 2013, when she earned a BA in Social Sciences, Art History and Judaic Studies from the University of Central Florida. Sarah credits her Masa Israel experience with sparking her passions for education, working with children and helping others.

Sarah now resides in Rockville, Maryland, where she is the Assistant Director of Youth Programs at Washington...

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October 14, 2015

The Masa Israel Alumni Fellowship is an opportunity for a select few outstanding alumni to represent Masa Israel Journey in their home communities and on a national level.

This exclusive program provides Fellows with unmatched leadership training as well as opportunities for personal and professional development and networking with Jewish communal leaders.

Each fellow will attend the Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly (GA), as well as his or her choice of a major national Jewish conference. Through these events and exclusive shabbatonim, the Masa Israel Alumni Fellowship creates a community of practice and the future leadership of the Masa Israel Alumni Community.

Over the course of the next year, each Fellow will create and implement a unique impact project in order to increase alumni involvement or help recruit new participants to Masa Israel programs in his or her community.

Stay tuned over the next...

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October 13, 2015

Masa Israel alum Joel Wanger (left) with colleagues from the Hillary for America, Nevada team 


In the competitive world of political campaigns, resumes from political science majors with internship and campaign experience are a dime a dozen. For Masa Israel Journey alum and Hillary for America Nevada Regional Organizing Director Joel Wanger, his year as an Israel Government Fellow in 2011-2012 made all the difference.

“Israel Government Fellows gave me unique experiences to have on my resume that set me apart from other political science students who were applying for the same types of jobs,” Joel, who is originally from Crofton, Maryland said.


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