Masa Israel Journey Blog

November 02, 2015

Every year, Masa Israel Journey selects outstanding alumni to attend the annual Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly.


This year, we're bringing an extraordinary group of Masa Israel alumni who create Jewish communities as Hillel professionals on college campuses across North America:

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October 28, 2015

alt="aaron white"Aaron White is a California native with a passion for politics and the environment. He holds a BA in Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz and an MA in Environmental Studies from Tel Aviv University. During his Masa Israel experience at Tel Aviv University, Aaron founded Tel Aviv University’s Students for Liberty chapter and consulted for several Israeli environmental organizations. Somehow, he also found the time to immerse himself in Israeli culture, cultivated new friendships, and explored the...

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October 19, 2015

alt="sarah wesson"Born and raised in Stowe, Vermont, Sarah Wesson was a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow in Rehovot during the 2013-2014 school year. Sarah moved to Florida in middle school and remained in the Sunshine State through 2013, when she earned a BA in Social Sciences, Art History and Judaic Studies from the University of Central Florida. Sarah credits her Masa Israel experience with sparking her passions for education, working with children and helping others.


Sarah now resides in Rockville, Maryland, where she is the Assistant Director of Youth Programs at Washington...

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