Social Entrepreneurship: Leveraging Your Masa Israel Experience for Success ">Social Entrepreneurship: Leveraging Your Masa Israel Experience for Success
Posted July 12th, 2010
Masa Israel Journey strives to engage talented young adults in the global Jewish community, bolstering the next generation of Jewish leadership with a cohort of passionate, innovative individuals who have deep, personal connections to Israel.
Through the Masa Israel Community, participants have access to leadership training during your time abroad.
Packing List: “Must haves” for your gap year in Israel">Packing List: “Must haves” for your gap year in Israel
Posted June 30th, 2010
The idea of packing for your gap year in Israel can seem a little overwhelming. How do you decide what to bring on your year abroad? How many bags can you get away with before they start making you throw things away at the airline check-in to hit the 50 lb weight limit?
Posted May 27th, 2010
by Sarit Tolzis, Cleveland, OH, Young Judaea Year Course alum
For as long as I can remember, spending a year in Israel after graduation was considered an automatic norm. I attended a modern-Orthodox Jewish Day School in Cleveland that teaches Judaic Studies as part of its curriculum, and where almost all the students spend a year in Israel before college.
Posted May 21st, 2010
A collection of updates covering the intersection of Israel programs, the Jewish world, and international education.
- We were recently featured in a series on ABC News about going abroad as an alternative to facing the challenging job market in the US.
Masa Israel Hosts “Your Next Step” Conference for Participants">Masa Israel Hosts “Your Next Step” Conference for Participants
Posted May 5th, 2010
Over 3,000 participants attended the Masa Israel Journey mega-conference in Jerusalem on May 2, 2010, a day-long event featuring seminars on “next steps” for participants, many of whom are preparing to leave Israel and return to their Jewish communities across the globe.
Hidden benefits of a Spring semester college acceptance">Hidden benefits of a Spring semester college acceptance
Posted April 27th, 2010
By Jared Hakimi, Gap Year Recruitment Coordinator
An increasing number of colleges and universities are offering second-semester acceptances to some of their applicants, a result of record-breaking numbers of applicants and shrinking budgets.
Posted March 28th, 2010
As you read the Haggadah on your Kindle, think about the 10 plagues you should avoid this Passover:
Water turning to blood, or when the balance in your bank account drops from seriously depressing to EMPTY
Frogs, or the desperately awkward singles you seem to meet at every party you go to
Posted March 17th, 2010
By Lizzy Feldman, Young Judaea Year Course
Growing up in Young Judaea, a Zionist Youth Movement, there was never a doubt in my mind that I would go on a gap year program in Israel. When the time came, I applied to Young Judaea’s Year Course, and that is how I am currently spending my year in Israel.
Building Future Leaders: Reflections on Masa Israel’s leadership training program">Building Future Leaders: Reflections on Masa Israel’s leadership training program
Posted February 24th, 2010
By Masa Israel participant Jordana Gilman
I had no expectations for my first BFL conference, and I was having an awful day when I first arrived to the Ganei Moriah Hotel in Jerusalem half an hour late after four hours of traveling. Things quickly turned around for me, and I was welcomed into the BFL community like a long lost friend.
Snagging a spot on the IDC Herzliya Conference communications team">Snagging a spot on the IDC Herzliya Conference communications team
Posted February 1st, 2010
Guest post by Masa Israel alumnus Natan Edelsburg
Arriving to Israel in August 2006 to begin my year abroad was an extremely scary and exciting time. I was leaving all my friends and starting a new phase of my life, but I was finally fulfilling my dream of being able to living on my own in Tel Aviv, while working in a communications department.