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December 11, 2015

Erica Bergstein holds a B.S. in Communications and Public Relations from Towson University and a M.S. in Emergency Health Policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore Count, where she founded a partnership between the Jewish Student Association and the University of Maryland Medical Center, as well as the medical school.

As a participant of Masa Israel’s prestigious Israel Government Fellows program, Erica worked as a...

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December 04, 2015

alt="axel angeles"Axel Angeles was born in Caracas, Venezuela and moved to South Florida at age 11. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations with a minor in French from the University of South Florida, where he was an active member of Hillel and AEPi. Axel earned his M.A. in Security and Diplomacy at Tel Aviv University through Masa Israel Journey.

During his time in Israel, Axel met people from all over the world, which exposed him to a vast range of international perceptions of the Jewish people and Israel. Axel’...

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December 01, 2015

By Rachelle Lansky, Masa Israel Teaching Fellow in Rahat


When I thought about the idea of co-existence before coming to Rahat as a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow, I dreamed of a space where there were no boundaries, where all could be integrated through conversation as one collective culture. While I know this vision seems optimistic, what I’ve found while working in a Bedouin school is something that I never could have imagined before this experience.


"I am the only female walking to school who does not cover her hair or wear a Hijab. Yet, it does not matter."


Despite the...

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