ShalomLife: PM Netanyahu Tells Masa Participants Stand Up For Israel Wherever You Are

ShalomLife: PM Netanyahu Tells Masa Participants Stand Up For Israel Wherever You Are

May 23, 2012

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu addressed thousands of Jewish young adults from around the world this week. 
All of whom are currently spending time in Israel as part of Masa Israel Journey, a partnership between the government of Israel and the Jewish Agency. Netanyahu called on the Masa participants to stand up for Israel wherever they are – by making aliyah (immigrating to Israel) or defending Israel in their home communities.
 
In Toronto, Masa is funded through UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.
 
"Israel is your home, your homeland, and your future," the Prime Minister said. "You are bringing back to your countries something valuable – the truth about Israel."
 
The prime minister praised Jewish Agency Chairman of the Executive Natan Sharansky, calling him “a hero of the Jewish people.”
 
He recalled for the Masa participants that when Sharansky stood in court back in the Soviet Union and was asked whether he had anything to say, he responded: "I have nothing to say to the court, but to my wife and the Jewish people I say, ‘next year in Jerusalem.’"
 

Masa Israel Programs Fair for Birthright Israel Participants

Masa Israel Programs Fair for Birthright Israel Participants

July 17, 2012 (All day)

  TBD, Israel  - 

Masa Israel invites current Birthright Israel participants to learn about opportunities to get back to Israel.
Learn more about the programs we offer.

Los Angeles Israel Experience Celebration & Send Off

Los Angeles Israel Experience Celebration & Send Off

June 14, 2012 - 18:00  -  June 14, 2012 - 21:00

LA Jewish FederationLos Angeles, CA  - 

Going to Israel on a Masa Israel program? Let us organize a celebration in your honor!
- Make friends with other people from your and other programs
- Enjoy a kosher Israeli dinner
- Sing and dance with a special performance by the Tzofim Friendship Caravan
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
6505 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
 
RSVP by June 8th: nicolea@jafi.org / Tel:  323-658-7302
 
In partnership with: BBYO, B’nai Akiba, Habonim Dror, Israeli Scouts, JSU/NCSY, NFTY, Ramah, USY and Young Judaea

PresenTense/Masa Israel Pitch Night

PresenTense/Masa Israel Pitch Night

May 29, 2012 - 19:00

UJA-Federation of New YorkNew York, NY  - 

This year, Masa Israel launched a PresenTense Social Entrepreneurship program for Masa Israel alumni who have visions for Jewish social entrepreneurship projects.
After months of hard work, they are ready to present their plans. Support fellow alumni as they pitch their projects, get a PresenTense crash course, and network over nosh.
 
 
If you have any questions, please contact Masa Israel's Director of Alumni Rachel Trager Sales at racheltr@masaisrael.org.    

Makor Jerusalem teams up with “Shin-Shinim” for weekly Social Action

Makor Jerusalem teams up with “Shin-Shinim” for weekly Social Action

May 17, 2012

Makor Jerusalem is proud to announce that participants will be doing their full day of weekly volunteering on Thursdays in Beit Shemesh, together with a group of highly motivated Israeli “Shin-Shinim.”
Who are the “Shin-Shinim”?
 
Many young Israelis also take a gap year – between high school and their army service. One such Israeli gap year option is the “Shin-Shinim” program. “Shin-Shin” (twice the letter “shin”) is an acronym for “Shnat Sherut” – “Year of Community Service,” and the “Shin Shinim” are the dedicated young Israelis who devote a full year of their lives to doing volunteer community service throughout Israel before they enlist in the IDF.
 
Makor will connect students through weekly social action mifgashim with these young Israelis, serving one of Makor’s goals to have students blend into the world of Israel from an insider’s perspective – to feel Israeli for the year.
 
 
 

Yeshivat Tekoa - Beis Shefa

Program Description

Jewish Agency for Israel, Nefesh B’Nefesh & The Embassy of Israel Mega Send-off

Jewish Agency for Israel, Nefesh B’Nefesh & The Embassy of Israel Mega Send-off

May 31, 2012 - 19:00

Embassy of IsraelWashington, DC  - 

Honoring Olim, returning Israeli citizens and participants in Israel programs.
7:00 pm -8:30 pm
Embassy of Israel
3514 International Drive, NW
Washington, DC 20008
*** Transportation from Baltimore-Pikesville will be provided.
 
The reception wil be Glatt Kosher
 
Please RSVP and reserve seats for transportation
call 301-881-4407

Other Things I’ve Learned in Israel

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I came to Israel wanting to learn Torah at Pardes, and I have.
 

Getting the Job: Translating Your Israel Experience for Your Resume

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By Rachel Sales, Director of Alumni and Public Relations and Miranda Bogen, Director of Communications
 
Let’s start with a quiz.
 
Initially you decided to participate in a Masa Israel program because you wanted to:
A) Soak up the sun on the Tel Aviv beach
B) Explore Jerusalem’s Old City
C)
 

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