Masa Israel Alumni Fellow of the Week: Axel Angeles

<div class="masa-blog-title">Masa Israel Alumni Fellow of the Week: Axel Angeles</div>

alt="axel angeles"Axel Angeles was born in Caracas, Venezuela and moved to South Florida at age 11. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations with a minor in French from the University of South Florida, where he was an active member of Hillel and AEPi.

 

This Hanukah, #BeTheLight

This Hanukah, #BeTheLight

December 2, 2015

Happy Hanukah from Masa Israel Journey!

 

Wherever your Masa Israel Journey takes you, #BeTheLight.

 

Whether you're a current participant or an alum, we want to know how you bring light to the world. Share your Israel story with the hashtag #BeTheLight and you could be featured on the Masa Israel blog!

My Journey of Presence Through Coexistence

Masa Israel Alumni Fellow of the Week: Alex Willick

<div class="masa-blog-title">Masa Israel Alumni Fellow of the Week: Alex Willick</div>

alt="alex willick"A native of Westport, Connecticut, Alex Willick holds a B.A. in Music and Philosophy from Colgate University and an M.A. in Jewish Experiential Education with concentrations in Israel education and Jewish communal leadership.

 

C is for Community: My weekend at the Mifgashim Shabbaton

The 13 Stages of Being a Masa Israel Alum at the JFNA General Assembly

Masa Israel Alumni Fellow of the Week: Jennifer Handel

<div class="masa-blog-title">Masa Israel Alumni Fellow of the Week: Jennifer Handel</div>

alt="masa israel alumni fellows jenn handel"A native of North Babylon, NY, Jennifer Handel grew up with limited exposure to a Jewish education or the Jewish world. As a student at the State University of New York at Cortland, Jenn took ownership of her own Jewish journey through her involvement in Hillel.

 

 

Reuters: Israel looks to the United States for baseball tutors

Reuters: Israel looks to the United States for baseball tutors

Reuters: Israel looks to the United States for baseball tutors

November 10, 2015

By Steve Ginsburg

 

Baseball is known as the national pastime of the United States. The same cannot be said in Israel, but a new program enlisting American Jewish ballplayers is aimed at honing the skills of Israeli hopefuls and elevating the game there.

The Israel Association of Baseball (IAB) is hoping its "Israel Baseball Experience" program, importing the American players for five months starting in January to play in the top Israeli baseball league, will turn out to be a grand slam.

 

We want guys to come over just to raise the level of playing and coaching in the country," said Nate Fish, the association's head national team coach. "If you can take 10 or 20 Division I college baseball players and you put them in the Premier League it would drastically impact the level of play. I'm not really worried about having too many of these guys."

 

Want to know what retired New York Mets Shawn Green and Art Shamsky say about our new Israel Baseball Experience? Read the full article on Reuters.

Masa Israel Alumni Fellow of the Week: Arya Marvazy

<div class="masa-blog-title">Masa Israel Alumni Fellow of the Week: Arya Marvazy</div>

alt="masa israel alumni fellows arya marvazy"Arya Marvazy is a first-generation American born to Iranian-Jewish refugees in the bustling metropolis of Los Angeles – or as he likes to call it, Tehrangeles - California.