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Are you ready for the journey?

Posted August 28th, 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
By Axel Angeles   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,...
Posted August 14th, 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...
Posted August 6th, 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...