5 Elements of Israeli Culture and Mentality That I Will Bring Home

Masa Israel's Favorite Purim Costumes

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Purim is only days away, and Masa Israel Journey wants to help you get into the holiday spirit. You've heard plenty from our participants and alumni about their holiday celebrations and Israel experiences. Now, it's time to hear from our North American staff and get to know some of the people who help thousands of Jewish young adults live Israel like a local!

 

 

House of Cards: Israel Edition

House of Cards: Israel Edition

February 27, 2015

With the Israeli elections just weeks away, Masa Israel Journey organized events to help participants understand the ins and outs of the 2015 Israeli elections. 

 

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Masa Israel Elections Workship in Jerusalem

Over 200 Masa Israel participants attended workshops, in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, that were a crash course in Israeli elections and the current political landscape. Attendees gained a basic understanding of the key issues concerning Israeli voters, as they prepare to head to the polls on March 17,2015.  The workshops also provided them with information about Israel's numerous political parties, their platforms and the candidates vying to become the next prime minister of the State of Israel.

 

The highlight of the evening, for both Masa Israel participants and staff members alike, were the panel sessions featuring influential leaders, thinkers and activists who discussed national security, the Israeli economy, the Israeli elections process, and why the 2015 Israeli elections are different than past elections.

 

In Jerusalem, Haviv Retig Gur, political correspondent for The Times of Israel moderated the panel, which included numerous politicians: Yochai Zeid from Yesh Atid, Ashley Perry from Yisrael Beiteinu, Uri Bank from Bayet HaYehudi, Yehuda Glick from Likud and Gabe Sasson from Avoda.

 

The Tel Aviv panel, also moderated by Haviv Retig Gur, featured journalists: managing editor of Israel Hayom, Barney Breen-Portney; Israel Correspondent for JTA, Ben Sales; Knesset reporter for The Jerusalem Post, Lahav Harkov; correspondent for i24 News, Yael Wissner-Level; and editor of Mishpacha Magazine, Binyamin Rose.

Masa Israel Journey Dessert Reception at 2015 AIPAC Policy Conference

Masa Israel Journey Dessert Reception at 2015 AIPAC Policy Conference

March 2, 2015 - 07:30  -  March 2, 2015 - 09:30

  Washington, DC  -  United States

Join Masa Israel Journey alumni and staff for a dessert reception, Monday evening.

Take a load off from the hectic conference and satiate your sweet tooth. Network with Masa Israel alumni and staff, learn more about Masa Israel and enjoy a live performance by Masa Israel Teaching Fellow alum and Halleluja: Global Jewish Singing Contest 2014 finalist, Seth Reder.

 

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Intern in Israel: It's Just Common Cents

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Despite reports of rising costs of living for Tel Aviv locals, Masa Israel grants make the white city one of the most affordable options available to students and young professionals seeking an internship abroad. 

 

Jodi Taube and Meital Goldberg

Jodi Taube and Meital Goldberg

English Speaking Desk Representatives

+972-26216497

US Toll free number

1-8668643279

masainfo@masaisrael.org

 

Rachel Moses

Rachel Moses

Regional Recruitment Manager

Not Your Bubbie's Hamantaschen: 9 Unique Recipes for Purim 2015

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Whether you prefer savory or sweet, these nine out-of-the-ordinary hamantaschen recipes are sure to satisfy your cravings this Purim. Just don't tell your bubbie what you did with the prune ones that she made for you. 

 

1. Pumpkin Chai Hammantaschen

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via Lil' Miss Cakes

 

 

Masa Bedouin Coexistence Fellows

Masa Bedouin Coexistence Fellows