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Posted August 7th, 2016
And so, one by one the goodbyes commence. Doors are closing and I’m currently in this limbo where none are yet opening. Goodbye to school, to Petach Tikva, to Masa Israel Teaching Fellows, to Israel Experience, to my volunteer project with the Petach Tikva Department of Environment Education, and to my friends and family in this special country.   The first farewell was at Yeshurun for the end of the school year. The week before our...
Posted August 5th, 2016
  Each year we find ourselves turning the pages of the calendar more quickly, and what packed pages they are. Here at Masa Israel we have had yet another amazing year of programming and events, both in Israel and across the globe. Now in our 13th year, we’ve surpassed 120,000 alumni, and have begun a number of great new initiatives.   Take a brief look at the Top 16 Masa Moments of 2016:   1. Make Your Journey...
Posted August 4th, 2016
At the time I decided to spend a year abroad on Masa Israel Teaching Fellows my life was in a whirlwind. For a long time I had a desire to volunteer abroad and with my current situation, I had to take the plunge. I researched different regions and programs throughout the world yet, something within my heart was always drawn to Israel.   I knew I could choose to go where ever I wanted, but Israel had a hold on me. I knew it was the right...
Posted August 1st, 2016
Whether you love to teach, know or want to explore a thing or two about Judaism or just want an excuse to live in Israel, spending ten months as a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow is the perfect amount of time to soak up everything the Holy Land has to offer.     1.September | Kick Off the High Holidays Even though this year the high holidays are unusually late, nine times out of 10 September will be a month filled with opportunities to...
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