Masa Israel Journey Blog

March 02, 2016

By Yehudit Werchow, Director of Education

 

 Jan Lievens' "The Feast of Esther" (Via Wiki Media Commons)

 

"וַיֹּאמֶר מָרְדֳּכַי לְהָשִׁיב אֶל אֶסְתֵּר אַל תְּדַמִּי בְנַפְשֵׁךְ לְהִמָּלֵט בֵּית הַמֶּלֶךְ מִכָּל הַיְּהוּדִים. כִּי אִם הַחֲרֵשׁ תַּחֲרִישִׁי בָּעֵת הַזֹּאת רֶוַח וְהַצָּלָה יַעֲמוֹד לַיְּהוּדִים מִמָּקוֹם אַחֵר וְאַתְּ וּבֵית אָבִיךְ תֹּאבֵדוּ וּמִי יוֹדֵעַ אִם לְעֵת כָּזֹא הִגַּעַתְּ לַמַּלְכוּת." (מגלית אסתר פרק ד)


“And Mordechai told the...

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March 01, 2016

Going to Israel means so much more than enjoying the night life and delicious food. Israel gives you an opportunity to give back in more ways than you can imagine. From aiding refugee and asylum seekers in their transition to a new life to helping children with disabilities achieve their dreams of participating in sports, you can not only help people but also develop your professional skills for the future. Here are the top ten volunteer and internship placements with our Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa program that can help you do that:

 

 

1. Social Work Internship, The...

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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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