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    

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.

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

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Connecting to and commemorating Yom HaZikaron

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Last week, I attended Masa’s Yom HaZikaron ceremony (טקס) with some of my Pardes classmates.

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Mental preparations for meaningful moments

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Being in Israel has taught me how to prepare. No, not how to properly pack bags, or take provisions for a hike – both of which are useful skills in this country, but how to prepare mentally.

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