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Sandstorms and Kibbutniks: Israeli Society Shabbaton">Sandstorms and Kibbutniks: Israeli Society Shabbaton

Posted February 21st, 2011
Post courtesy of Tikkun Olam Tel Aviv-Jaffa
 
This past Shabbat, three of our volunteers joined the Masa community for a Shabbaton hosted by Kibbutz Kranim in the Northern Negev. The weekend opened with a tour of two Bedouin villages in the Negev and a discussion of modern Bedouin culture, led by Bustan, a NGO that works for cooperation and social justice with Bedouin and Jewish communities in the Negev.
 

Stretching limits and appreciating nature at Hakfar Hayarok ">Stretching limits and appreciating nature at Hakfar Hayarok

Posted December 30th, 2010
 
By Adi Raz, Because We Care
 
After graduating from Santa Clara University I was faced with the challenge of figuring out what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I had studied psychology, but was a bit wary of the counseling profession and didn’t know if it was for me. I decided that I needed a change of scene to clear my head before I made any life altering decisions.
 

I found my heart in Israel: A Jerusalem Conection ">I found my heart in Israel: A Jerusalem Conection

Posted December 23rd, 2010
 
Andrew Apt and Becca Pohl
 
What Masa Israel program were you both participating in when you met?
I was in my second year of Graduate School at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Rebecca was in her first year in Cantorial School at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, which last year had their first years attend the 
 

I found my heart in Israel: Pardes + Career Israel">I found my heart in Israel: Pardes + Career Israel

Posted December 22nd, 2010
 
Jordyn Feiger and Tom Bomberg, Career Israel and Pardes
 
What Masa Israel program did you meet on?
I was a first semester Pardes student; he was a second semester Pardes student. But I kept hanging out with the old crew even though I had transferred to Career Israel for the second part of the year.
 

First impressions of Tel Aviv restaurants: King George Street">First impressions of Tel Aviv restaurants: King George Street

Posted December 17th, 2010
 
By Lauren Goldstein, Career Israel, Washington DC
 
I moved to Tel Aviv, Israel a month ago from the suburbs of Washington, DC to work with TasteTLV.com. I decided to work with the organization after reading the founders bios on the website. We seemed to be kindred spirits in our love of food and finding new and unique places to eat. After hearing about the success of the Taste TLV events I became even more excited to work for them.
 

Drawing the URJ Connection">Drawing the URJ Connection

Posted December 14th, 2010
 
 
Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI) is one of many URJ camps and communities in the United States and was one of the most important parts of my childhood. I started at GUCI when I was 9 years old, eager and ready to experience the joys of camp that I had heard so much about from my older brother and many friends from my Jewish community in Dayton, Ohio.
 

Texts and the subjectivity of language">Texts and the subjectivity of language

Posted December 13th, 2010
 
Being constantly surrounded by texts, and basing the vast majority of my education this term at Pardes on those texts, has made me think a lot about issues of how we understand texts. Specifically, I have reflected on just how much is lost from a traditional Jewish text (Chumash, Talmud, etc.) when it is read exclusively in a language other than Hebrew.
 
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