Join Masa Israel and NEXTGen for an evening to remember!
First drink is on us for everyone who registers at www.masaisrael.org/
Come drink with your friends and hear about awesome opportunities to get back to Israel or to share your Israel experiences.
Triton Brewing Company
5764 Wheeler Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46216
Partner organizations: NEXTGen, AEPi, ZBT
Free Jamba Juice for the University of Miami Students!
Jump start your weekend and your future with FREE Jamba Juice from Masa Israel Florida rep Meira. She'll buy you juice and tell you all about the amazing opportunities in Israel with Masa.
If you're interested in doing something different during college or after you won't want to miss out on the heavily stipend Masa Israel Teaching Fellows, Israel Tech Challenge, scholarships for study abroad & internships plus graduate school in Israel.
Email: Meira at MeiraK@MasaIsrael.org if interested or just stop by!
Who: University of Miami students who are interested in Heavily Subsidized Israel Experiences
What: Free Starbucks
When: Thursday, February 16
Where: Jamba Juice University of Miami Campus
Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Masa Israel is home to the widest variety of immersive, international experiences for Jewish young adults (18-30). Find the right study abroad, internship, service learning, or Jewish studies program to help you grow—as a person, a professional, and a leader— while also developing a robust global professional network that includes Israelis and Jews from around the world.
Jacob Shiansky is the Masa Regional Representative for North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. He attended the University of South Carolina and double majored in Business Economics and Management. Prior to joining the Masa Israel team Jacob worked at Robert Half accounting where he worked in Finance Consulting and was a revenue accounting specialist.
Marisa is the Israel and Overseas Engagement Associate at The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, where she is very excited to engage local young adults and connect them with Israel and overseas opportunities.
She holds a BFA in Graphic Design and Computer Imaging from Ohio Wesleyan University. After college, Marisa traveled on Birthright where she fell in love with the sites, people, and culture of Israel, and three weeks later she returned to Israel with WUJS Tel Aviv, program of Masa. After returning to Baltimore, she worked as a graphic designer and marketing manager for a Jewish day school and as a part-time swim coach at the local JCC. As an alumna of Birthright and Masa, she understands the meaningful impact of peer-travel and immersive Israel programs and looks forward to providing others with the same transformative experiences.
Mirit Balkan is the I-Connect Manager at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. I-Connect increases number of young Cleveland adults ages 18-30 going on Israel programs including Masa Israel Journey. Mirit began in 2011 and has established herself as the local "to go" person when looking for a long term Israel Experience in the Cleveland Jewish community. Mirit was born in Israel, served as a sharp shooter sniper in the IDF, worked in Walt Disney World and The Gilo, The Rabin Center in Israel. She holds a Master in Interdisciplinary Democracy & a certificate in Peace a building and conflict studies.
Meira Kreuter is the Florida Regional Manager at Masa Israel, where she works on the full lifecycle recruitment process, including being the initial contact with potential program participants. Meira helps ensure a positive candidate experience throughout the entire process. Meira has been working at Masa since September 2016. Prior to working at Masa, Meira worked for several Birthright organizers in Israel, was a Hillel professional, and attended Law School. She also actively volunteers as a chapter advisor for her sorority, Delta Phi Epsilon and is an alumna of Florida Atlantic University.
Amanda Monto is the Engagement Associate for Masa Israel in Chicago, where she serves as a community resource for Masa Israel opportunities. Prior to working at Masa, Amanda was a content manager for Prevent Child Abuse America. She is a University of Iowa alumna, with a degree in Communications and Psychology. Amanda served as a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow in Rishon LeZion from 2014-2015.
Jacob was born and raised in Metro Detroit. Jacob graduated early from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in International Studies with a concentration in Comparative Culture and Identity, and Hebrew and Judaic Cultural Studies. He speaks fluent Hebrew and has visited Israel twice. Jacob works in the Israel & Overseas Department at the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. He works on scholarships, the Israeli Camper Program, Partnership2Gether with the Central Galilee Region and Masa. As a regional representative Jacob helps recruit for Masa programs. He is passionate about enhancing the relationships between Israel and the Metro Detroit Jewish community.
Roxanna (though everyone calls her Roxy) was born and raised in sunny southern California. Roxy caught the travel bug after her first trip to Israel as a teenager and had been collecting stamps on her passport ever since. After her gap year on the Nativ College Leadership Program in Israel, Roxy went on to study Psychology and Human Development at the University of California-Davis. Since graduating, she has spent many years working and volunteering for various Jewish organizations such as Hillel, Camp Ramah, United Synagogue Youth, and the Builders of Jewish Education. Roxy is currently working as the Program Director for Israel Experiences & Post-Programs at the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. She is passionate about Israel and helping people find the right Israel experience for them.
Rick was born in a small city in Florida near Tampa. He first went to Israel when he was 18 and was struck by the beauty of the country. That following summer he volunteered at a youth village in Pardes Hana. It was that experience that solidified his love and devotion to the State of Israel. While majoring in Jewish Studies and Social Work at the University of Florida (Go Gators!), Rick was extremely active in Jewish/Israel student organizations. Rick was the vice president of the JSU, a two-time Israel Month Director, and for two years he was a WZO Student Outreach Fellow. His greatest accomplishment at UF was directing the Florida Loves Israel Conference. In 2013, after his graduation, Rick made Aliyah and drafted into the IDF's Armored Corps. While in the IDF he was awarded best soldier in the company multiple times and was active in Operation Protective Edge. Rick is currently working as a Program Advisor in Masa's Jerusalem office. He is dedicated to sharing the beauty of Israel with all those who are interested in helping them find the best program possible.