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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.

 

Destination Israel: Baseball

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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.

 

Leadership events (for post-college)

Leadership events (for post-college)

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

  Jerusalem  -  Israel

Masa Israel Leadership Summit 

Every year we invite the most exceptional participants of Masa Israel programs to five intensive days dedicated to helping them become strong and active Jewish leaders in their local communities. The Seminar offers them dynamic and interactive programming and creates the opportunity to build a support network of peers from around the world.

Leadership events (for post-college)

Leadership events (for post-college)

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

  Jerusalem  -  Israel

Masa Israel Leadership Summit 

Every year we invite the most exceptional participants of Masa Israel programs to five intensive days dedicated to helping them become strong and active Jewish leaders in their local communities. The Seminar offers them dynamic and interactive programming and creates the opportunity to build a support network of peers from around the world.

Leadership

Israeli Holocaust Remembrance Day

Israeli Holocaust Remembrance Day

May 4, 2016 (All day)  -  May 5, 2016 (All day)

  Jerusalem  - 

Holocaust Remembrance Day's central ceremony will be held in the evening at Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem - World Center for Holocaust Research, Documentation, Education and Commemoration.

The Israeli government established Yad Vashem in 1953, as the world center for documentation, research, education and commemoration of the Holocaust. The ceremony will be accompanied by educational activities with the joint cooperation of the Yad Vashem School for Holocaust Studies, who  will be hosting us the following day.