Enrichment Day for Masa Israel Program Staff

Enrichment Day for Masa Israel Program Staff

January 8, 2013 (All day)

  TBA, Israel  - 

Are you a staff member of one of Masa Israel's programs?
Join us for an enrichment day designed just for you! Meet other program staff, share ideas and experiences, take part in team-building exercises, and learn conflict resolution techniques, marketing skills, and much more.

Enrichment Day for Masa Israel Program Staff

Enrichment Day for Masa Israel Program Staff

December 5, 2012 (All day)

  TBA, Israel  - 

Are you a staff member of one of Masa Israel's programs?
Join us for an enrichment day designed just for you! Meet other program staff, share ideas and experiences, take part in team-building exercises, and learn conflict resolution techniques, marketing skills, and much more.

Enrichment Day for Masa Israel Program Staff

Enrichment Day for Masa Israel Program Staff

November 5, 2012 (All day)

  TBA, Israel  - 

Are you a staff member of one of Masa Israel's programs?
Join us for an enrichment day designed just for you! Meet other program staff, share ideas and experiences, take part in team-building exercises, and learn conflict resolution techniques, marketing skills, and much more.

MasaFest 2012 featuring the Idan Raichel Project

MasaFest 2012 featuring the Idan Raichel Project

October 29, 2012 - 19:00

  Jerusalem, Israel  - 

Join us as we kick off the 2012 – 2013 season! Meet new friends from all over the world and begin your journey with the rest of the Masa Israel Community.
Idan Raichel is a widely acclaimed Israeli singer/songwriter and founder of the Idan Raichel Project.
 
Cost – 40 NIS
 

Israel: A Love Story

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By Aviya Shevin, She'arim College for Women
 
I remember when I first fell in love with Israel.
 

Summing up my time at Pardes

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It is difficult to sum up these past 3 years at Pardes - the memories, the moments, the worlds that existed on this 3rd floor hidden paradise along with the teachers, the knowledge, the learning and the constant flow of engaging conversations.
 
Who I was three years ago is not exactly who I am today, and I have Pardes to thank for that.
 
 

Machon Greenberg

Program Description

Jewish Federation of Greater Washington Reaffirms Its Commitment to Connecting Young Adults To Israel

Jewish Federation of Greater Washington Reaffirms Its Commitment to Connecting Young Adults To Israel

June 26, 2012

Generous donation will fund recruiting position dedicated to increasing participation in the Masa Israel Journey program.
WASHINGTON – The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, long-time supporters and creators of young adult engagement and programming, is proud to announce the addition of a full time professional to serve as an ambassador for The Jewish Agency for Israel's Masa Israel program. This program connects Jewish young adults to gap year, study abroad, post-college, and volunteer programs in Israel. 
 
Matching funds from the government of Israel will be paired with a generous contribution from a local donor to support the program for two years. The new professional will have two primary focus areas including 1) double the local participation of young adults in the Masa Israel program from 130 to 270 participants by implementing a wide range of recruitment activities and 2) connect with Masa Israel participants upon their return to Greater Washington to help successfully integrate them into Jewish life. The creation of the new position will be crucial in reaching important goals that will more meaningfully connect young adults to Israel and Jewish life.
 
Federation President Stuart S. Kurlander stated “Greater Washington continues to lead the way in its unwavering commitment to young adults. We recognize that exposing this constituency to Israel in meaningful ways will create a solid foundation for a next generation of Jews who will exhibit strong support and commitment to our homeland.”
 
Since its inception in 2004, Masa Israel has brought more than 65,000 young adults to Israel. The program has grown by 1,000 or more new participants each year. One of Masa Israel’s major growth areas is the post-college age cohort (21–30) with more than 50% being alumni of Taglit-Birthright Israel. Masa Israel participants have many opportunities to engage with one another through special seminars, holidays and Shabbat observances. These activities build connections with Israeli peers and other Jewish young adults.
 
"Masa Israel is thrilled to enter into a new partnership with The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington to achieve our mutual goal of increasing the number of Taglit: Birthright Israel returnees and other young adults who participate in immersive Israel programs.  Our new staff person will also play a vital role in ensuring that alumni of Masa Israel programs in Greater Washington become activated and engaged as emerging Jewish communal leaders" shared Avi Rubel, Masa Israel North American Director.
 
Steven A. Rakitt, CEO of The Federation shared, “We are grateful to the generous donor whose commitment will make it possible for more Washingtonian young adults to take part in this important immersive Jewish experience." This gift exemplifies Federation’s interest and willingness to approach philanthropy from a new perspective. We believe that more and more donors will see us as their partners prepared to respond to their interests and turn their philanthropic dreams into reality." 

Watching the time run away

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By Arielle Wasserman, Midreshet Lindenbaum
 
It’s June, and the packing and planning for your year in Israel has begun in earnest. Running to Walmart and Target making sure you have enough toothpaste and socks to last you the full ten months- because, you know, it’s not like you can get these items in Israel.
 

Homeland and Home

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I arrived in the United States early this morning, passing a team of Israeli shlichim from the same flight as me. Carrying my heavy luggage with me, I boarded a bus down the East Coast toward Washington, DC.