Masa Israel alumni leaders show their support for Israel at AIPAC’s Policy Conference

Masa Israel alumni leaders show their support for Israel at AIPAC’s Policy Conference

Masa Israel alumni leaders show their support for Israel at AIPAC’s Policy Conference

March 7, 2012

Masa Israel subsidized participation of 10 Masa program alumni at AIPAC’s 2012 Policy Conference, chosen based upon their demonstrated Israel advocacy leadership in their communities.  
Read what some of them had to say about their experiences at the conference:
 
"The single greatest achievement of Masa Israel Journey (and Israel programs generally), is to create, nurture and cement the connection between Israel and young Jews around the world. I came back from Masa wanting to learn how I could be a better Israel advocate in the community.
 
AIPAC is an unparallelled 72 hours of learning and networking precisely on how we can achieve that. As my first AIPAC Policy Conference, it has not only met, but it surpassed all my wildest expectations–first class world speakers, government leaders, seminars and participants from around the world and all walks of life. As a result, I will now be a more effective advocate for Israel, and the importance of the U.S.-Israel alliance."
-Arsen Ostrovsky, Career Israel alumnus
 
"The annual AIPAC Policy Conference is an incredibly important way to show support for the incredible country that I was fortunate to work in while on Career Israel and now work for in Chicago. While I have been to many Policy Conferences, this year’s is more important than ever and I greatly appreciate Masa Israel’s assistance in allowing me to attend. I have always traveled to DC in March with my family, but it is wonderful to be here this year with alumni and close friends from Career Israel. I hope and would be more than willing to help make sure the Masa contingent doubles at next year’s conference."
-Ari Rokni, Career Israel alumnus
 
"My Masa experience studying abroad at Hebrew University introduced me to the power of a passionate network of Jewish friends and colleagues.  Ever since then, I’ve been diving deeper and deeper into the Jewish world, and I’ve had exponential rewards.  For this reason, I wanted to attend AIPAC Policy Conference, because it is a premiere hub for Jewish leadership.  I was not disappointed, with over 1,200 college students and over 13,000 pro-Israel community leaders in attendance, and I came away with dozens of exciting new connections and opportunities to continue helping Israel and fixing the world."
-Daniel Cohen, Hebrew University alumnus
 
"AIPAC demonstrated a Jewish unity like none other. We were all there for a common cause, common purpose, and there was nothing to add. Well presented, thoughtful, and it gave me recollections of my time in Israel."
-David Issever, Yeshiva alumnus
 

Just Got Accepted to Masa’s Building Future Leadership Conference!

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Another Tuesday, another week full of developments.
 
Lately I’ve been filling out lots of applications, whether they be for college programs, summer jobs, or other interesting things that I can put on my resume and add to my life experience.
 
Which brings me to an email I received today from Masa, an Israeli organization that provides s
 

Masa Alumni Hebrew Conversation Club

Masa Alumni Hebrew Conversation Club

March 14, 2012 - 19:30  -  March 14, 2012 - 21:00

Moishe House DUMBOBrooklyn, NY  - 

Practice your Hebrew while making mishloah manot, Purim baskets for friends!
If you are interested in practicing your language skills in an informal setting while delighting in Purim delicacies come join us for our second Ivrit meet-up.  Food and drink will be served, and (Hebrew) dialogue encouraged.  
 
Spots are limited. RSVP to reserve your place.
 
Once you register, you will receive the Moishe House Dumbo's address by email.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Masa Israel's Director of Alumni Rachel Trager Sales at racheltr@masaisrael.org.    
 

Masa alumni Hebrew conversation club comes to Brooklyn!

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By Rachel Sales, Masa Israel Director of Alumni and Public Relations
 
This past week, Moishe House DUMBO and the Masa Israel alumni culture committee launched the bimonthly Hebrew conversation club.
 
Over delicious borekas, pita and hummus, we got excited for Purim–describing our past celebrations in Israel and trading ideas about mishloah manot.
 

Yerushalayim

 

Hadarat Melech

Program Description

 

Shnat Shaarei Bina - Midreshet Bet Ester

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Program Description

Shaarei Bina seminary offers students a unique and special learning experience. Our talented & devoted staff, and our beautiful building in its inspiring location, Tsfat, create an environment which is conducive to discovering one's self as well as absorbing the essence of Judaism.
 
Classes are taught by professional and talented teachers in a friendly and open atmosphere. Learning varies between lectures, discussions, textually based classes and creative workshops. Full dormitory facilities are available. Shabbos and Holiday meals are spent with families, encouraging students to become a part of the community while they're here. 

Of Buses, Hamantashen, Coca Cola and Aliyah

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By Sarah Samole, Midreshet Harova
 
Many people visit Israel and often return home with the notion that they will one day return to this beautiful country again—as tourists.
 
As such, I considered ditching the “year in Israel” plan in favour of starting university, but I was steered forward by the unusual (and accidental) deferral of admission I received from my specialized university program coupled with the appeal of Midreshet
 

Masa Alumni Hebrew Conversation Club

Masa Alumni Hebrew Conversation Club

February 29, 2012 - 19:30  -  February 29, 2012 - 21:00

Moishe House DUMBOBrooklyn, NY  -  United States

The Masa Israel Alumni Culture Club and the Moishe House Dumbo invite you to share in an evening of Hebrew conversation and Israeli cuisine! 
If you are interested in practicing your language skills in an informal setting while delighting in kosher Middle Eastern fare come join us for our first Ivrit meet-up.  Food and drink will be served, and (Hebrew) dialogue encouraged.  
 
 
Once you register, you will receive the Moishe House Dumbo’s address by email. If you have any questions, please contact Masa Israel’s Director of Alumni Rachel Trager Sales at racheltr@masaisrael.org.

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!