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Jewish Journal: Masa Israel broadens study-abroad optoins

Jewish Journal: Masa Israel broadens study-abroad optoins

Jewish Journal: Masa Israel broadens study-abroad optoins

August 26, 2015

By Elyse Glickman

 

Many college students have romantic notions of studying abroad in places like Italy or France, but Aaron White found himself at Tel Aviv University thanks to Masa Israel Journey, a program that connects young Jewish adults with study-abroad, internship and volunteer opportunities in Israel.   

“I got to see how another culture lives and witness firsthand the complicated and sometimes quixotic attempts at politics that define Israel and its neighbors,” said White, who grew up near Palm Springs and now works for a think tank in Oakland.

 

These days, though, students are flocking to the Holy Land out of more than an interest in the central role it has played in Jewish culture, history and current events.

 


Continue reading on the Jewish Journal's website.

Graduate Programs to Inspire the Humanitarian In You

<div class="masa-blog-title">Graduate Programs to Inspire the Humanitarian In You</div>

In honor of World Humanitarian Day, we’re highlighting Masa Israel Journey’s top five graduate programs, taught in English, to inspire the humanitarian in you to make the world a better place.

 

The Forward: An Encounter in Israel Leads to a Wedding at Ramah

The Forward: An Encounter in Israel Leads to a Wedding at Ramah

The Forward: An Encounter in Israel Leads to a Wedding at Ramah

August 15, 2015

Alex Kress and his fiance, Michal Kogen, both 26, met during their study abroad program in Israel while they were still in college. They are now weeks away from their September 6 wedding at Camp Ramah in Ojai California, the summer camp Kogen grew up attending. 

 

"ALEX: We met while studying abroad through a Masa Israel Journey program at Hebrew University in Jerusalem."

 

Read Alex and Michal's full story on The Forward's website

The Times of Israel: Young Diaspora Jews ponder whether to put a ring on it with Israel

The Times of Israel: Young Diaspora Jews ponder whether to put a ring on it with Israel

The Times of Israel: Young Diaspora Jews ponder whether to put a ring on it with Israel

August 11, 2015

By Amanda Borschel-Dan

 

In a commitment-shy generation, the 10-month Masa Israel programs are an unexpected launch pad for aliyah

"With increased globalization and a recovering recession economy, for many North American college grads looking for an employment edge or unusual resume item, one of Masa's 200 programs easily fits the bill."

 

Read the full story on The Times of Israel's website.

3 Reasons to Love Be'er Sheva

<div class="masa-blog-title">3 Reasons to Love Be'er Sheva</div>

Be’er Sheva is an oasis of cool in the hot Negev desert. Study abroad or earn your master’s degree at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and experience what this unique city offers:


1. Student Life

 

 

Noam Shabo

Noam Shabo

Director of Information systems

Yehudit Werchow

Yehudit Werchow

Director of Education

You Say Goodbye and I Say Hello

You Say Goodbye and I Say Hello

You Say Goodbye and I Say Hello

July 15, 2015

For the first time ever, Masa Israel Journey and its alumni communities across North America have coordinated efforts to hold a series of Shalom U’Lehitraot (Hello and Goodbye) Parties across the country this summer. Each community has taken it upon itself to bring together alumni, recent returnees and future Masa Israel Journey participants. 

As recent returnees say hello, they can expect a warm welcome into a local network of Jewish young adults, united by their shared Masa Israel experiences. Alumni will be happy to share their advice for successful transition back into life stateside. Additionally, Masa Israel’s alumni communities help connect alumni to local and national opportunities to strengthen their connections to Israel and to deepen their involvement in Jewish life.


While future participants say goodbye before heading to Israel, they will have the opportunity to answer all of their last minute questions and get the local scoop from Masa Israel alumni who lived it like a local before them.


Meanwhile, veteran Masa Israel alumni will reunite to catch up, reminisce about Israel and find out about the exciting local and national opportunities that the Masa Israel alumni community has in store for the coming year.

 

Be sure to RSVP for your local Shalom U’Lehitraot Party:
Boston – Sunday, July 19
Chicago – Sunday, July 19
Toronto – Sunday, July 19
Los Angeles – Thursday, July 30
New York Tri State Area – Thursday, July 30
Washington DC – Thursday, July 30
Twin Cities – Thursday, August 6
Miami – Sunday, August 16
Baltimore - TBD

 

For all the latest Masa Israel alumni community updates, join our LinkedIn Group and Like us on Facebook.

 

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