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Posted September 5th, 2016
By Tami Greenberg, Masa Israel Teaching Fellow in Migdal Ha’emek     A lot has happened since my week in Jerusalem. On Thursday, the English woman I met at the hostel and I took the hostel shuttle to Tel Aviv. We spent a wonderful day on the beach, swimming in the Mediterranean Sea, before heading to Dr. Shakshuka for dinner. We went to bed early that night, as she had a 6 am flight home Friday morning.   Friday was the day...
Posted August 29th, 2016
By Caline Chitayat     Jamie Gold, a San Fernando Valley native, was 25 years old when she went on Birthright.   “I actually had no desire to [go to Israel], but I was in a job that I couldn’t stand and I wanted to go on vacation,” Gold recalls. A couple of her friends convinced her to join them on the trip to Israel. “I was the naïve person who thought there would be camels everywhere. I really had no...
Posted August 22nd, 2016
Doing a Masa Israel program is more than just going back after birthright, it’s actually experiencing the REAL Israel. It’s an actual journey! You will make friends from literally all over the world, see and feel things that are not found anywhere else, and you will want to keep coming back for more.    So enough of us trying to convince you to live your life or even get experience for your career, this time we will let our...
Posted August 15th, 2016
  An internship in Israel means being thrown to the wolves, in the most beneficial way. You didn’t spend your internship grabbing Starbucks for a stuffy CEO sitting in a 20th-floor office; you spent your internship conducting market research to launch the latest biomedical device to save lives. You were treated more as an equal rather than an intern.   The question is now, how do you communicate your Israel experience to...