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Questions on Eco-Israel">Questions on Eco-Israel

Posted April 27th, 2011
By Devin Lee, Eco-Israel
 
I have a lot of questions. These are not new questions; in fact, I’m sure they have been asked in every possible permutation, in every possible language. They are almost as common as ‘מה נשמע’? I’m talking about the questions like ‘What does it mean to be Jewish?’ ‘Where does Israel fit in the life of a Diaspora Jew?’
 
These questions don’t have simple answers.
 

Building Future Leadership Conference – More Impressions from a Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa participant">Building Future Leadership Conference – More Impressions from a Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa participant

Posted April 14th, 2011
Four Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa participants recently attended Masa’s Building Future Leadership conference in Jerusalem. Here’s what Lisa, one of our 10 month Social Action track volunteers, had to say about the experience:
 
Almost two weeks ago, I went to my first Masa conference – a week long seminar hosted at a hostel in Jerusalem centered on building future lead
 

Program Alum Seth Felix talks about life in Israel after the WUJS program">Program Alum Seth Felix talks about life in Israel after the WUJS program

Posted April 13th, 2011
 
By Seth Felix, WUJS Intern Tel Aviv. Seth is pictured on the left of the picture together with some of his friends from the WUJS program in Tel-Aviv
 
As a California boy, I never thought others would recognize me as anything but American, until this past year. People approach me on a daily basis assuming that I may be Russian, Israeli, French, British, Mexican, and even South African.
 

A Brief Encounter: Finding My Grandfather in Israel">A Brief Encounter: Finding My Grandfather in Israel

Posted April 11th, 2011
By Matthew Eisenberg, Oranim Internship Experience
 
How do I explain in words who my grandfather was and what he meant to me?  I guess if you took all that is right in the world and mixed it with the biggest heart, you would have my grandfather.  I didn’t know it back then but he is everything I now hope to be.
 
My story begins nine years ago when I was in Israel.  I was on
 
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