Masa Israel Alumni Descend On D.C.

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By Taylor King, Masa Israel Teaching Fellows in Netanya


It’s hard to find an organization that is so dedicated to the people it serves.


And, like several of my posts have done in the past, I must give credit for an organization that has given me more than I have ever deserved: Masa Israel Journey.



Top 5 Father’s Day Gifts to Bring Home from Israel

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As programs wind down and Masa Israel participants prepare to head home, here are a few ideas for last-minute Father’s Day gifts to pick up before heading to the airport:


1. A cheesy tourist t-shirt


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A Leap of Faith: How Masa Israel Teaching Fellows Changed My Life

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By Jennifer Blitz, Masa Israel Teaching Fellows in Petach Tikvah alumna


If it wasn’t for a doting mother looking for a pair of board shorts for her son, the extent of my Hebrew knowledge might still be “Shalom.” 


Stacey Abendstern


Real Life Israel - Russian Speakers Program

Program Description

This program is conducted in Russian.

From Baltimore to Rishon LeZion: A Masa Israel Teaching Fellow's Journey

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Growing up in Baltimore, Blake Yospa, 26, felt connected to Judaism through the Reform synagogue where his mother worked and he attended Hebrew school. However, after his ar mitzvah, Blake grew less affiliated.


"Being part of a religious minority, I considered myself an outcast,” Blake explains.




Hear participants talk about their daily life, take a virtual tour of your favorite program, and watch your semester of year in Israel unfold in front of you

Global Green MBA


Global Green MBA

Program Description

Israel is one of the world's most advanced countries in water management and renewable energy solutions, and a leader in developing innovative and sustainable technologies. This knowledge is embodied in the new Global Green MBA program, which trains the next generation of leaders in sustainable business management.
This MBA is unique in Israel for its focus on environmental, social, and governance issues that are increasingly at the heart of business managers'decision-making processes. The program provides students with the essential tools for business management, while incorporating cutting-edge principles of sustainability and environmental management throughout the curriculum.
Taught in English over one year, the program includes a core of business administration courses, together with courses related to sustainability and environmental management. A mandatory field project offers students the opportunity to integrate and apply the knowledge and skills they have learned in the classroom to a real-world, business-related case study.


Provides students with tools for business management based on environmental, social and economic consideration.
Field project applies theoretical knowledge with real world issues.
Prepares students for careers as managers in corporations, small businesses and environmental, non-profit and government agencies. 

How MITF Alumnae Landed Their Teaching Jobs

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Whether you’re looking for professional development or a resume boost, take it from these four Masa Israel Teaching Fellows alumnae - teaching English in Israel can help you land your dream job in education!


Carlie Dobkin -Israel Way Intern Tel Aviv

Carlie Dobkin -Israel Way Intern Tel Aviv

Israel Way-Internship Tel Aviv

 After graduating from college a year early, Carlie Dobkin was looking for something different to do while all her friends were still in school. She found Masa Israel's internship program though Destination Israel and decided to leave her hometown of Chicago for this unique experience that she hoped would be a great transition into the working world as well as an opportunity to go abroad.

Playbuzz is an online media platform that creates entertaining and shareable content. They engage users all over the world with funny quizzes, lists, polls, and more. Being a content writer, Carlie is the person who creates those quizzes and lists.

Playbuzz treats Carlie as a valuable employee and she loves that if she has an idea she has the independence to run with it without asking permission from her supervisor beforehand.

"At Playbuzz, I always feel appreciated and challenged. I am constantly busy and I'm always doing real work for the company. I don't feel like an intern, I feel like an employee," Carlie says.

Halfway through the internship, Carlie has already started looking into ideas for next year. She applied to several online media jobs in the states as well as graduate programs in fine arts and screenwriting. Of course, Carlie hopes she can continue freelancing for Playbuzz from the US.

When summing up her invaluable experience, Carlie says "I've been in Illinois all my life. I grew up in the suburbs and then went to Northwestern for school. I've never been far from home. This was a brave thing for me to do and I am happy with my decision. I've met AMAZING friends here that I hope to keep for a long time. Living abroad is something everyone should do once in their lives. It teaches us to be independent and also immerses us in a totally different culture. Israel is a really cool place, Tel Aviv specifically. The weather is awesome, the outdoor fitness is wonderful, and the food is the best. I know when I get back; I will never be able to eat Sabra hummus again!! "


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