A Shabbat away with community members

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Annie Shore, originally from Toronto, Canada, is on her second semester of the Yahel Social Change Program in Gedera. Below are some of her impressions from a Shabbat spent with the Gar’in from Gedera.
 
A couple of weeks ago, we went on a Shabbat trip to Kibbutz Machanayim in the North together with the Gar’in (intentional community) from Gedera.
 

Nightlife in Tel Aviv

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Here’s what Alex Schonkoff, a Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa 5 month Social Action participant from San Francisco, had to say about her experience with Tel Aviv’s amazing nightlife:
 
I arrived in Tel Aviv two months ago from San Francisco, a city that thrives on a very colorful nightlife. But as the bar closes in S.F.
 
 

Hineni

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Program Description

Hineni Shnat is a ten month Israel program for high-school graduates. The program encompasses volunteering, experiential and educational components, all within Hineni’s unique framework. A year in Israel with Hineni is a chance to connect to the Jewish homeland; to learn about Jewish history, culture and religion; to form friendships with other young people from Israel and around the world; to learn Hebrew; to explore one’s own Jewish, Zionist and personal identity; and to challenge oneself to learn and form opinions about the issues that affect Israel today.
 
The Hineni Shnat Program begins with AZYC Opening Seminar and Hineni Opening Seminar. Hineni Shnatties participate in Machon, a four-month intensive program facilitated by the Education Department of the Jewish Agency for Israel. Machon is a dynamic educational institution where participants engage in leadership training, Jewish education and Zionist learning together with youth movement members from around the world.
 
Hineni Shnat also includes a two-month Options Period where participants can choose from a number of volunteering and educational options such as MDA ambulance service, the Marva army program, studying in Yeshiva/ Midrasha Jewish learning centres and more. Shnatties spend approximately six weeks living and working on a Kibbutz as well as participating in Hineni Jewish Learning Seminars and shabbatonim throughout the program.

From Chicago Jewelers Row to the Ramat Gan Bourse

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By Joe Hakimian, Career Israel
 
Since the early years of high school, when most young adults are scrambling to comprehend all the choices around them, to select their university and to outline a path in life, I have had it easy.
 

Dance Journey Auditions

Dance Journey Auditions

June 12, 2011 - 12:06  -  June 12, 2011 - 15:00

BPStudio 618 MoultonLos Angeles, CA  -  United States

Audition for The Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company in Israel and for MASA Dance Journey 5 month apprentice program

For more information contact
maoryehuda@gmail.com
646-714 1212
www.kcdc.co.il

Meet an intern: Daniel Rothman, Ayalim Innovative Israel

Q&A with Citigroup’s Director of Campus Strategy and Diversity Recruitment Deborah Bertan on internships in Israel

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In April 2011, Deborah Bertan, Citigroup’s Director of Campus Strategy and Diversity Recruitment, joined 12 other representatives from Fortune 500 companies to participate in Masa Israel Journey’s Employer Thought Leader Summit.
 

Discovering Internships in the "Start-Up Nation"

Discovering Internships in the "Start-Up Nation"

May 26, 2011

Launched in 2006, AllMyFaves.com, a Tel Aviv-based startup that seeks to simplify Internet navigation, only recently began accepting Masa Israel interns, and co-founder Shachar Pessis regrets waiting so long.
“It’s very inspiring to work with non-Israelis because they provide different global perspectives,” says Pessis. “Also, interns are especially valuable for startups because they offer the startup the opportunity of increasing their work force at no additional cost.”
 
This past year, All My Faves accepted two interns—recent college graduates from India and Argentina—who have helped the company break into international markets by providing their local insights.  Though the startup did not initially plan on pursuing an Argentinean following, the Argentinean intern made this a possibility.
 
Aside from the benefits that All My Faves has reaped from the interns, Pessis believes that internships at Israeli startups provide the best professional experience for recent college graduates.  “At startups, interns can experience what it means to create something from nothing—and all the challenges and accomplishments that go along with that,” says Pessis. “This definitely beats having a very small role in a large and established company.”
 
Next year, Pessis is looking forward to accepting another two interns, who he will train and then empower to leave their mark in Israel.  “They help us make better business decisions and it’s inspiring for us to help Jewish young adults get significant career experience here in the ‘start-up nation,’” says Pessis.

Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv

Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv