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Top 10 Masa Israel Moments of 2015">Top 10 Masa Israel Moments of 2015

Posted December 29th, 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

 

Masa Israel to Bring Alumni and Hillel Professionals to JFNA General Assembly">Masa Israel to Bring Alumni and Hillel Professionals to JFNA General Assembly

Posted November 2nd, 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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Introducing: The 2015-2016 Masa Israel Alumni Fellows">Introducing: The 2015-2016 Masa Israel Alumni Fellows

Posted October 14th, 2015

The Masa Israel Alumni Fellowship is an opportunity for a select few outstanding alumni to represent Masa Israel Journey in their home communities and on a national level.


This exclusive program provides Fellows with unmatched leadership training as well as opportunities for personal and professional development and networking with Jewish communal leaders.


Each fellow will attend the Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly (GA), as well as his or her choice of a major national Jewish conference. Through these events and exclusive shabbatonim, the Masa Israel Alumni Fellowship creates a community of practice and the future leadership of the Masa Israel Alumni Community.


Over the course of the next year, each Fellow will create and implement a unique impact project in order to increase alumni involvement or help recruit new participants to Masa Israel programs in his or her community.


Stay tuned over the next few months, as we highlight an Alumni Fellow every week.


Here are this year’s Masa Israel Alumni Fellows:

 

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What Can You Do With Your Etrog After Sukkot?">What Can You Do With Your Etrog After Sukkot?

Posted September 30th, 2015

The etrog, also known as the citron, is one of four plants mentioned in the Torah in association with Sukkot, or the Feast of the Tabernacles.


But, what can you do with your etrog after Sukkot, when it’s fulfilled its ceremonial purpose? Why, you can eat it, of course!


Here are four of the tastiest recipes that we came across for repurposing your etrog:


1. Candied Etrog

 

What’s Different About Yom Kippur in Israel?">What’s Different About Yom Kippur in Israel?

Posted September 21st, 2015

There’s nothing quite like the High Holidays – or, as the locals call them, the chagim – in Israel.

 

Generally considered the most important holiday of the year, Yom Kippur is a particularly unique day to spend in Israel. Here are just four ways in which Yom Kippur is different in Israel:

 

1. The Country Practically Shuts Down

 

Aardvark Israel - Year

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Program Description

Aardvark Israel Programs offer Jewish students from around the world the opportunity to “MAKE ISRAEL YOURS,” by providing a tailor-made, modular curriculum, so students can build a customized experience in Israel.  Aardvark offers volunteering and internships, the chance to study and earn university academic credit, an opportunity to explore the hidden gems of Israel through trips and excursions, and independent living in apartments in the center of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.  Our experienced staff and high ratio of staff to students allow Aardvark to cater to the different interests of our international student population.


You can customize your experience even further by choosing one of our

 

Special Interest Add-Ons:


- Israeli Military Track, including Marva basic training in the Israeli Army
- Mind-Body Track (Psychology and Medicine track), including volunteering with Magen David Adom ambulances
- Entrepreneurship Track
- Law and Government Track
- Sea Sports Track
- Social Media and Communication Track
- Nepal Cultural Exchange

Highlights

- Live in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem
- Opportunities for international travel to Europe, Africa and Asia
- Unique internship and volunteering opportunities

  • Main Subject: Experiential Programs, Freshman Year Studies, Gap Year (Programs)
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  •  
  • Keywords:
  • Advocacy, Education, Intensive Hebrew Language, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish Studies, Social Action / Volunteering 
  • Duration:
  • 4, 4.5, 5, 9, 9.5, 11.5 Months 
  • Age:
  • 17-21 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Organizer:
  • Aardvark Tourism Ltd 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Aardvark Israel - Year 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Simon Cohen 
  • info@aardvarkisrael.com 
  • Program Dates:
  • August 29,2016 - May 29,2017, , $18990
  • August 29,2016 - June 11,2017, , $18990
  • January 09,2017 - May 29,2017, , $11490
  • January 09,2017 - June 11,2017, , $11490
  • January 09,2017 - December 21,2017, , $20990
  • August 28,2017 - May 23,2018, , $21490
  • August 28,2017 - May 23,2018, , $19990
  • August 28,2017 - December 28,2017, , $11990
  • January 08,2018 - December 27,2018, , $11990
  • January 08,2018 - June 11,2018, , $19990
  • January 08,2018 - May 23,2018, , $11990

Aardvark International

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Program Description

Aardvark International combines a dynamic Israel program with travel to EIGHT different countries allowing students to further cultivate their knowledge of the Jewish People’s history in the Diaspora, experience different cultures, and learn about Israel’s place in the international community.  In Israel, the program offers Jewish students the opportunity to “MAKE ISRAEL YOURS,” by providing a tailor-made, modular curriculum, so students can build a customized experience in Israel.  Aardvark offers volunteering and internships, the chance to study and earn university academic credit, an opportunity to explore the hidden gems of Israel through trips and excursions, and independent living in apartments in the center of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.  Our experienced staff and high ratio of staff to students allow Aardvark to cater to the different interests of our international student population.


Complementing the Israel experience, Aardvark International participants will travel once a month to a foreign country (France, Spain, Czech Republic, China, Ethiopia, Italy, Germany, and Holland.) This program is perfect for students who love to travel and want to have a unique, global adventure.


In addition, students may customize their experience even further by choosing one of our


Special Interest Add-Ons:


- Israeli Military Track, including Marva basic training in the Israeli Army
- Mind-Body Track (Psychology and Medicine track), including volunteering with Magen David Adom ambulances
- Entrepreneurship Track
- Law and Government Track
- Sea Sports Track
- Social Media and Communication Track
- Nepal Cultural Exchange

Highlights

- Live in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem
- International travel to Europe, Africa and Asia
- Unique internship and volunteering opportunities
- Live with students from all over the world
- Earn university academic credit

  • Main Subject: Experiential Programs, Freshman Year Studies, Gap Year (Programs)
  •  
  •  
  • Keywords:
  • Advocacy, Education, Intensive Hebrew Language, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish Studies, Social Action / Volunteering 
  • Duration:
  • 9 Months 
  • Age:
  • 17-21 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Organizer:
  • Aardvark Tourism Ltd 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Aardvark International 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Simon Cohen 
  • info@aardvarkisrael.com 
  • Program Dates:
  • August 29,2016 - May 29,2017, , $18990
  • August 28,2017 - May 23,2018, , $19990
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