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December 29, 2015

Wow! We can hardly believe 2015 is already coming to a close and we’re sure you’re all reminiscing on the year that has passed. Both in terms of achievements and experiences, here at Masa Israel we have had a pretty incredible 2015. Let’s look back on this year and recap our 10 best Masa Israel Moments!


1.Our 2015 AIPAC Policy Conference Delegation

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A group of 30 Masa Israel alumni represented us at this year’s annual AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, DC. The group heard from leaders across the political spectrum and connected with Masa alumni from various programs.


2.    Culture Shuk


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December 16, 2015

A native of the Chicago area, Grant Kudert served as a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow in Netanya during the 2012-2013 school year. Prior to his Masa Israel experience, Grant served in AmeriCorps and worked in a variety of educational environments including a school for children with special needs in Evanston, Illinois; two major science museums in Chicago and Seattle; and a first-year charter school in Boston.


Grant currently lives in the northern suburbs of Chicago where he works as a high school educator and coach. His 10-month journey in Israel helped shape both his professional and personal lives as...

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December 11, 2015

Erica Bergstein holds a B.S. in Communications and Public Relations from Towson University and a M.S. in Emergency Health Policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore Count, where she founded a partnership between the Jewish Student Association and the University of Maryland Medical Center, as well as the medical school.

As a participant of Masa Israel’s prestigious Israel Government Fellows program, Erica worked as a...

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