Enrichment events for academic programs

Enrichment events for academic programs

November 27, 2014 (All day)  -  November 28, 2014 (All day)

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Enrichment events for academic programs   

Masa invites academic program participants to two special events in which they are given the opportunity to take part in experiences outside of their day-to-day environment. Join us as we delve into the complexities of Israeli society.                                                                                                                                  

Israeli security and diplomacy shabbaton

Israeli security and diplomacy shabbaton

November 21, 2014 (All day)  -  November 22, 2014 (All day)

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Israeli security and diplomacy shabbaton. 

Masa Israel’s security and diplomacy shabbaton explores issues of regional security and the complexity of the situation in the Middle East. Gain new perspectives on Israel’s most pressing security issues and learn from leading specialists in various fields through workshops and interactive discussions.              

Videos

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

Walk About Love

Legacy and Leadership

Legacy and Leadership

May 12, 2015 (All day)  -  May 22, 2015 (All day)

  Poland  - 

 Masa Wilf Family Holocaust Education Program in Poland           

Exploring the Past; Meeting the Future. This Special delegation to Poland is a seven-day trip designed for those who are interested in furthering their connection to the past while looking towards the future. Members of the delegation will be expected to volunteer in Holocaust related programs in their communities.                                                                                                          

Israeli Cultural event: Explore Israeli Culture Firsthand.

Israeli Cultural event: Explore Israeli Culture Firsthand.

May 11, 2015 (All day)  -  May 11, 2015 (All day)

  Jerusale,Israel.  - 

Israeli Cultural event.

It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Take part in an evening when everything comes alive. Meet Israeli artists, singers, writer’s, dancers and actors celebrating together the multifaceted cultures of Israel.

Commemoration Ceremony for Israel’s Fallen Soldiers

Commemoration Ceremony for Israel’s Fallen Soldiers

April 21, 2015 (All day)  -  April 21, 2015 (All day)

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Commemoration Ceremony for Israel’s Fallen Soldiers      

Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day) begins with a siren at 8:00 pm. Join us for a special ceremony, created just for Masa Israel participants, to learn about and pay tribute to a few of the many fallen soldiers and victims of terror.                                                                             

The Wilf Family Masa Israel Leadership Summit

The Wilf Family Masa Israel Leadership Summit

March 22, 2015 (All day)  -  March 26, 2015 (All day)

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The Wilf Family Masa Israel Leadership Summit

Masa Israel Leadership Summit is an intensive, five day learning and skill-building seminar for exceptional participants of Masa Israel programs from around the world. The Seminar is designed to provide you with the skills that will help you become a strong and active Jewish leader through learning, leadership training, community service and getting involved in your local community. By offering you dynamic and interactive programming and a support network of peers from around the world; the Leadership Summit helps you leverage your deep connection with Israel to prepare you for active involvement in Jewish life on your return home. 

The Wilf Family Masa Israel Leadership Summit

The Wilf Family Masa Israel Leadership Summit

December 7, 2014 (All day)  -  December 11, 2014 (All day)

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The Wilf Family Masa Israel Leadership Summit       

Masa Israel Leadership Summit is an intensive, five day learning and skill-building seminar for exceptional participants of Masa Israel programs from around the world. The Seminar is designed to provide you with the skills that will help you become a strong and active Jewish leader through learning, leadership training, community service and getting involved in your local community. By offering you dynamic and interactive programming and a support network of peers from around the world; the Leadership Summit helps you leverage your deep connection with Israel to prepare you for active involvement in Jewish life on your return home. 

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 15, 2015 (All day)  -  April 16, 2015 (All day)

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day.   

Holocaust Remembrance Day's central ceremony will be held in the evening at the Yad Vashem Museum, one of the world's largest memorials dedicated to the Holocaust. The following morning a siren will be sounded for two minutes throughout the entire country. With the joint cooperation of the Yad Vashem School for Holocaust Studies, we are hosting special educational activities that evening and throughout the following day.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Introducing the Masa Israel Alumni Fellows

Introducing the Masa Israel Alumni Fellows

October 21, 2014

The Masa Alumni Fellowship is comprised of two alumni board members from four chosen communities (NYC, DC, Miami and California) to take their involvement in the Jewish community to the next level.

This exclusive opportunity will provide training on how to promote Masa Israel and put the fellows to work at two high profile events during the year—the Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly and AIPAC Policy Conference. After taking what they learn from these trainings and experiences back home, the fellows will work with their local Masa Israel Regional staff members to represent Masa Israel at recruitment events in their communities. Additionally, over the course of the year it is each fellow’s responsibility to come up with their own impact project—a local initiative to increase local Masa Israel numbers and/or alumni involvement.


Meet the fellows below:


Josh Neuman is excited to be a Masa Israel Alumni Fellow in San Francisco. After studying Political Science at Penn State University, he fulfilled a lifelong dream of living in Israel—spending almost a year teaching English as a Masa Israel teaching Fellow in Be’er Sheva. After five years away, the Bay Area native returned to his roots, driven to provide meaningful and accessible Jewish experiences for young professionals and teens. In his free time, Josh enjoys cycling, reading, and teaching Hebrew school.

 

Linor Elya is originally from Israel. She moved to the states at a very young age and was always involved in Jewish programs and youth groups. She was the president of NCSY throughout high school as well as the president of Jewish life. She earned her BA in Marketing and an MA in Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University. In 2009-2010 she studied at Haifa University for a year through Masa Israel. She volunteered teaching English to Ethiopian Jewish immigrants and spent much of her time working with Arab and Israeli children together to take a step closer to a peaceful country. While studying through Masa, she was part the Haifa University Women basketball League which came in second place throughout Israel (AS”A). Linor now lives in Miami where she is volunteering in the Jewish federation and community as a whole. She co-chaired the “Bubby on Wheels” Fundraiser and is an active member of K-Space Miami and Masa Alumni.

 

Tami Wolf is originally from the Jersey shore and has lived in DC since returning from Israel. Tami was a Masa Israel Teaching Fellows in Netanya in 2011-2012 and is currently the co-chair of DC’s Masa Israel Alumni Board. Inspired by her year in Israel, Tami accepted the position of Director of EntryPointDC, the DC Jewish Community Center’s programming for young professionals, and also serves as the Coordinator for Jewish Life. She completed her undergraduate and masters degrees at American University in DC in American history and public history.

 

Terissa Schor is co-chair of the Masa Israel New York Alumni Board. She is a 2010 alumna of Livnot Lehibanot, where she volunteered in archaeological digs, park clean ups, soup kitchens, local schools and senior centers. Terissa graduated from American University in Washington, DC and is currently pursuing her Masters of Public Administration at Baruch College. When not planning the latest Masa alumni events, she enjoys researching family history and staffing Birthright Israel trips.

 

Born and raised in Fairfield, Connecticut, Debbie Stone began her undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado in Boulder, and earned her degree at Fiarfield University, graduating cum laude with a BA in History and a minor in Religious Studies. Post college, she worked in finance at a hedge fund in Greenwich, Connecticut. Debbie then changed her career path to follow her passion for education. She earned a graduate degree in Secondary History Education with a Master of Arts in Teaching. To continue on the path of education, in 2013-2014, Debbie moved to Israel where she volunteered and taught English to underprivileged students in Netanay as a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow. While in Israel, Debbie was selected to take part in the Masa-Hillel Fellowship, which led her to join the team at the Brody Jewish Center, Hillel at University of Virginia as assistant director. In her spare time, you can find Debbie staying active by traveling, cycling, running, and skiing.

 

After 10 phenomenal months as a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow in Netanya, teaching English to under-privileged children, Seth Reder has begun a new journey as the Director of Jewish Student Life at the University of Central Florida Hillel. Participating in a Masa Israel program not only had a meaningful impact on Seth's everyday life, but also helped prepare him for a new career and path as a Hillel professional. Prior to embarking on his Israel journey, Seth worked as an Area Director for the Department of Housing and Residential Life at the University of Miami for three years, where he oversaw the daily operations of a first-year residential college consisting of over 900 students. Seth earned his Master of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs from the University of Southern California, and loves learning, teaching, and supporting student development, Jewish learning, and leadership. When Seth is not working as an educator, you can find him writing music, performing, playing ice hockey, traveling, and enjoying time with family and friends.

 

Isabel Barr is from Bethesda, Maryland and has spent her entire life in the Washington, DC area, except for attending Transylvania University in Lexington, KY and an amazing year in Israel as a participant on Otzma. After spending four summers as a counselor at a Jewish summer camp, living all over Israel and volunteering as an English teacher as well as a counselor for special needs children was incredibly meaningful for her. While in Israel, Isabel took every opportunity that Masa Israel offered and back in the United States, it has been no different. She attended last year’s AIPAC Policy Conference with Masa Israel and currently serves as Co-Chair of the DC Masa Israel Alumni Board. Isabel is a teacher in the DC Jewish Community Center Preschool, when she’s not at school, planning for Masa Israel or at a Masa Israel event she will most likely be scouring the internet for new recipes, cheering on her beloved Kentucky Wildcats and hanging out with the family dog, Daisy.

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