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From Hollywood to Tel Aviv, learning how to make a difference">From Hollywood to Tel Aviv, learning how to make a difference

Posted September 1st, 2010
By Arielle Miller, Teach and Study Program (TASP), Los Angeles
 
After graduating from UC Berkeley and traveling to Israel with Birthright Israel, I knew that while I needed more time in Israel, I also needed to start developing my career.
 

What do you do with a degree in archaeology, anyway?">What do you do with a degree in archaeology, anyway?

Posted August 30th, 2010
 
By Hannah Heller, Career Israel, West Windsor, NJ
 
After graduating from Wellesley College last June with a double major in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology and Jewish Studies, I knew I wanted to pursue a graduate degree in the arts, but I also knew I needed some work experience to help me define my specific path.
 

“I wanted to experience more out of Israel”">“I wanted to experience more out of Israel”

Posted August 27th, 2010
 
By Aaron Sholin, San Francisco, CA, WUJS Israel Hadassah
 
Many American Jews come to Israel for short visits on Birthright and other similar programs. I, too, have done that, and enjoyed it, but somewhere along the way, I realized that I wanted to experience more of Israel.
 

From Israel to Rwanda, pursuing social justice">From Israel to Rwanda, pursuing social justice

Posted August 23rd, 2010
 
By Rachel Olstein, Hebrew University of Jerusalem MA in Community Leadership & Philanthropy Studies, Boston
 
It was only as an adult, working in the non-profit sector, that I at last discovered my real place in the Jewish community – a place that combines my passion for social justice with my love of Jewish values and the State of Israel.
 
Three years ago, fueled by a desire to arm myself with management skills for this career, I enrolled in an Israel-based 
 

Discovering a new path in Israel">Discovering a new path in Israel

Posted August 5th, 2010
 
By Noam Gilboord, Career Israel, Toronto
 
You never know what experiences will change your life.  Three years ago, I was finishing my undergraduate studies in archaeology when a local Hillel staffer asked me the question no college senior wants to hear.  “So, what are you thinking about for next year?”  While I squirmed to get out a half-decent answer, I hesitantly replied, “I’ve been thinking about going to Israel&hell
 

Microbrewery internship in Tel Aviv satisfies Californian’s ‘thirst’ for Israel after Birthright">Microbrewery internship in Tel Aviv satisfies Californian’s ‘thirst’ for Israel after Birthright

Posted July 28th, 2010
 
Allie Darrow of California spent five months interning at a microbrewery in Tel Aviv on Career Israel.
 
Israel has a magnetic effect on Allie Darrow.
 
Growing up in the Reform movement in the Bay Area, she first caught a whiff of Israeli culture through a synagogue youth group leader.
 
So when she had a chance to visit Israel for herself on a 
 

Building Relationships Through Sports">Building Relationships Through Sports

Posted July 26th, 2010
 
By Adam Dembling, Tikkun Olam Tel Aviv Jaffa
 
I recently returned from five months of volunteer and study in Israel on a program called Tikun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa.  As a volunteer on Tikun Olam, I found myself immersed in places and experiences that allowed me to work actively for change.
 

Dancing Their Way to Success">Dancing Their Way to Success

Posted July 14th, 2010
 
When the Masa Israel-accredited Dance Journey program came onto the scene in 2008, the idea of a program that would offer young Jewish adults from around the world the opportunity to study dance and repertory with professionals of the highest caliber for five months was a new one.
 
One of Israel's best-kept secrets, the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company's (KCDC) Internation
 

Social Entrepreneurship: Leveraging Your Masa Israel Experience for Success ">Social Entrepreneurship: Leveraging Your Masa Israel Experience for Success

Posted July 12th, 2010
Masa Israel Journey strives to engage talented young adults in the global Jewish community, bolstering the next generation of Jewish leadership with a cohort of passionate, innovative individuals who have deep, personal connections to Israel. 
 
Through the Masa Israel Community, participants have access to leadership training during your time abroad.
 
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