Masa Israel Journey Blog

March 10, 2014
By Ben Sousa, Yahel Social Change Program

I love the Negev. I love the colors of the rocks, I love the geological history of the Arava valley and the Makteshim and every unique rock feature that can be found in that relatively small area. I love how open it feels, when you stare out and see mountains to climb or rolling hills of gravel and sand. I spent a good month and a half wandering in that desert over the course of my life, and so I understand why there would be a conflict over it; why people can uproot their lives and move out to lone farms and why Bedouin are so tied to it. It is a special place.
With that said…let me tell you about our seminar in the Negev.
Our seminar in the north was primarily focused on community and learning the history of different communities in Israel (traditional and urban...
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February 26, 2014
By Leah Paz, Career Israel

A few months back when I was just starting the Career Israel process, I said that if I could intern with an organization like Save a Child’s Heart (SACH) then I would be unbelievably ecstatic. And here I am a month into my internship, and interning with Save a Child’s Heart is even more perfect than I ever imagined. SACH is an Israeli-based international humanitarian project with a mission of improving quality of pediatic cardiac care for children from developing countries who suffer from heart disease. SACH, as well as my position there, encompasses the variety of interests that I have including non-profit work, health and human rights, public relations, working with college students, and working in a Jewish/ Israeli based organization. (Yes, I have a lot of interests). I am completely confident that this is exactly the right...
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