Live Your TLV in NYC – Alumni Kickoff Party

Live Your TLV in NYC – Alumni Kickoff Party

February 16, 2012 - 21:00  -  February 17, 2012 (All day)

113 LudlowNew York, NY  -  United States

Join fellow alumni from the NYC area to dance, drink responsibly, enjoy Israeli themes, and reconnect (or make new connections) with friends from your Masa Israel experience.
There are more events to come and this is a great way to start it all off. $6 in advance/$8 at the door. Your ticket includes a free drink!

Interested in Doing Business in Israel? – Networking Lunch

Interested in Doing Business in Israel? – Networking Lunch

February 9, 2012 - 12:00  -  February 9, 2012 - 13:30

580 Howard Street, Suite 101San Francisco, CA  -  United States

Join us for lunch with David Blumberg, Managing Partner of Blumberg Capital, an early-stage venture firm that works closely with innovative entrepreneurs to build exceptional companies, headquartered in San Francisco with team members located in New York and Israel. 
David has been investing in early stage technology companies for more than 24 years. His current investment focus includes Digital Media, Social Media, Mobility, SaaS/Technology Enabled Services and Internet. He earned his AB in Government, cum laude, from Harvard College and his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and INSEAD.
Sitting is limited. RSVP to Masa Israel Northwest Regional Director  Danna Rubin at

UDelaware Engineering, Science, & Technology Career Fair

UDelaware Engineering, Science, & Technology Career Fair

February 28, 2012 - 12:00  -  February 28, 2012 - 15:30

Bob Carpenter Sports BuildingNewark, DE  -  United States

This fair targets the all engineering, technology, and science majors (biology, chemistry, biochemistry, biotechology, information technology, math, physics, etc).
The job fair is open to all University of Delaware students, alumni and experienced candidates from the greater community.

Masa Shabbaton: Leaving the American Bubble

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By Zoe Goldstein-McKay, Medford, NJ, Young Judaea Year Course
This past weekend, I was invited to a Shabbaton by Masa. The idea was to bring American and Israeli teens together to get to know and discuss with each other about issues pertaining to Israel.
The weekend started with a friendly game of paintball.
Sydney Orenstein

Melbourne Youth Heads for Israel

Melbourne Youth Heads for Israel

Melbourne Youth Heads for Israel

January 31, 2012

More than 340 Australian young adults are heading to Israel on long-term programs facilitated by the Zionist Federation of Australia and supported by Masa Israel Journey.
Over 200 of the participants are on gap-year programs and will leave within the next two weeks.
“The increasing numbers underscore how committed young Australians are to Israel. They have multiple options from which to choose, including the youth movement shnat programs, AUJS Aviv, Israel By Choice and up to 200 other choices, including studying in a yeshiva, professional internships, performing arts, environmental programs, university studies and many more. I’m thrilled that the ZFA’s Israel Programs department has been busier than ever this year.”said Philip Chester, President of the Zionist Federation of Australia. “We are proud to know that these 340 young adults will come back and take their place as active and engaged members of the Jewish community.”
A large number of teenagers, madrichim and family members has farewelled a group shnat participants from Melbourne. In all, 147 participants from across Australia and New Zealand from Betar, Bnei Akiva, Habonim Dror, Hashy, Hineni and Netzer plan to arrive in Israel this week.
“It’s great that so many of them are taking a year off, but what is more exciting is that they all committed to coming back to be leaders in the community for two years after they return,” said Reuben Bolaffi, Chairperson of Australasian Zionist Youth Council (AZYC). “Like so many others before them, they will have a phenomenal time and a life-defining experience, and they will come back ready to step in to lead others in a similar capacity.”
Eden Adler was leaving from Melbourne Airport 30 January for shnat with her youth group, Habonim Dror. While standing and talking with her friends and getting bombarded with hugs from her parents and program leaders, Adler’s smile was permanently fixed on her face. “I’m so excited for a fulfilling year,” Adler said. “I will be experiencing a different culture, and it will be amazing because you know that everybody there still shares many of the same things we do, that you know that everybody is going to Shabbat each Friday and it’s special. Israel feels like it will be home.”

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Destination Israel: Eilat Hotel Experience

Program Description

This 5-month English-language program prepares you for a successful career in the fast-paced world of food service in the hotel and hospitality industry. Work in Israel's premier 5-star hotels with the world's finest European and Israeli clientele. All this with your home nestled in the red hills of Eilat, Israel's most popular resort on the Red Sea.


Food service work stations include the kitchen, dining room, and room service. Participants receive public bus transportation in Eilat, a shared and furnished co-ed apartment, Hebrew language instruction, an internationally-recognized bartenders' course, volunteer activities in the community, weekly educational activities, monthly organized trips to other parts of Israel, Israeli medial insurance, 3 free meals daily, and a cash stipend beginning after your first 60 days on the program.

For more information, contact:

ISRAEL 972732313990

USA 8883519897

CAN  8662696889



Kibbutz Ulpan

Program Description

Want to learn Hebrew while living and working on a kibbutz and taking part in its rich and unique culture? Kibbutz Ulpan is one of the most affordable long-term programs in Israel and offers programs at different kibbutzim throughout the year.
Participating in a Kibbutz Ulpan is a time-honored tradition that visitors from all over the world have experienced for more than six decades. Today it is an ideal choice for anyone looking to spend some time away from home to become part of a type of community that only exists in Israel.

Program Dates listed below may not be up to date. We strongly recommend that prospective participant carefully review the Kibbutz Ulpan website and contact the Kibbutz Program Center before making a final decision on the program that they would like to attend.
Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu is a Modern Orthodox kibbutz and is suitable for observant participants.
Kibbutz Tzuba is special in that participation is reserved for holders of an academic or professional degree.

North Americans: for more information, contact:

Emma Grant-Rosenhead
(212) 462.2764