Posted February 3rd, 2008
By John B. Boshoven, President of the Michigan Association for College Admission Counseling
I worry when a student comes to me and announces, "I am going to take a year off before college" unless the student has a definite plan for the year. Studies and empirical evidence highlight the virtues of "gap years" with programs that are organized, focused, and goal oriented.
Posted September 2nd, 2007
Posted August 30th, 2007
10) With your eyes open.
Especially at first, be aware of what’s going on. Drivers are crazy and people tend to walk right into you without saying sorry.
9) Buy a map.
It’s good to have an idea of where you’re going, especially if you’re going to take a taxi.
Posted August 26th, 2007
Nothing is better than spending the Chagim in Israel outdoors! Here is our list of the top 10 hikes during the chagim season. Before you set out, however, it must be warned that every year many, many people get themselves into trouble while hiking in Israel for lack of proper training or preparation. To avoid this it is advised to participate in an organized hike with a trained guide before setting out on your own.
Inside Look into Masa Israel through Executive Director Ezrachi ">Inside Look into Masa Israel through Executive Director Ezrachi
Posted August 19th, 2007
By Erin Kopelow
"Israel, is about to celebrate its 60th birthday," Masa Executive Director Dr. Elan Ezrachi says with an air of determination, "and the Jewish world of today is dramatically different than what it was sixty years ago."
The level of growth Israel has experienced over these past sixty years has significantly changed the face of this country.
Posted July 22nd, 2007
By Rachel Schneider, Nativ
While most of my peers are entering college this fall, I am deferring for the year, to participate on Nativ, the Conservative Movement’s year long, post-high school leadership program in Israel for USY alumni.
Posted May 21st, 2007
By Gabriel Seed, Nativ
As a participant in the Nativ program, I spent the first five months of my program living in the centre of Jerusalem while studying at the Conservative Yeshiva.
Posted December 12th, 2006
Kaela Frank's speech at the Prime Minister's residence">Kaela Frank's speech at the Prime Minister's residence
Posted October 10th, 2006
Below is the text of Kaela Frank's speech delivered at Prime Minister Edud Olmert's residence, October 9, 2006.
Good afternoon Prime Minister Olmert and esteemed guests. My name is Kaela Frank and I am honored to be here today representing the 437 chanichim from North America, England, Scotland and Puerto Rico that are currently on Hadassah’s Young Judaea and FZY Year Course, one of Masa’s largest programs.