Israel Trip Alums To Get New Outreach

Israel Trip Alums To Get New Outreach

September 27, 2011

Dina Silberstein, 28, never knew how to make a place for herself in the Jewish community, or even why she would want to.
Yet last Sunday she found herself scribbling her signature all over a sign-up sheet, signaling her interest in not one community organization, but five.
 
Two trips to Israel — one with Taglit-Birthright and the other with Masa — made the difference, Silberstein said, motivating her to give up a gorgeous autumn afternoon and attend the launch of the alumni division of Masa, the umbrella organization for some 160 Israel programs of five months or longer duration.
 
With the jury still out on whether outreach to alumni of Israel programs actually works, both organizations are embarking on new, or renewed, efforts to connect participants like Silberstein to the broader Jewish community.
 
“Birthright and Masa are a powerful injection of Judaism and Israel, and if we don’t create ways for alumni to express their passion, and their interest in being leaders, then we’re not really leveraging the investment we made in them,” said Avi Rubel, Masa’s director of North American operations.
 

Masa alumni channeled to Jewish activism

Masa alumni channeled to Jewish activism

September 25, 2011

With 11,000 participants this year, Masa Israel Journey opens new alumni division aimed at pipelining Jewish young adults into leadership positions in their communities, empowering them to become lifelong advocates for Israel
With 11,000 participants this year – up from 3,000 in its inception year in 2004 – Masa Israel Journey has opened a new alumni division, and it has placed regional representatives in cities throughout the United States in partnership with local Federations.
 
The alumni division's goals, which include a special focus on Birthright alumni, who make up 56% of post-college participants, are to pipeline these Jewish young adults into leadership positions in their communities and empower them to become lifelong advocates and activists for Israel.
 
These goals were created following a June 2011 survey of Masa Israel alumni in which 86% of those surveyed expressed interest in attending Jewish and Israel-related events, 82% in advocating for Israel, 81% in volunteering in a Jewish organization, and 59% in working in a Jewish organization.
 
To kick off the division's initiatives, Masa Israel is hosting an alumni leadership summit on Sunday in New York City, which will educate alumni about making their Israel experiences foundations for success in their personal and professional lives.
 
The event will feature a panel of professionally accomplished alumni who will speak about how their Israel experiences helped them launch careers at diverse companies, including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Teach for America, American Jewish Committee, and the New York Post.
 

Beyachad – Avi Chai & Masa Camp Fellows

Beyachad – Avi Chai & Masa Camp Fellows

December 15, 2011 (All day)  -  December 16, 2011 (All day)

  Israel  - 

Collaboration between Masa Israel and the Avi Chai Foundation to train Masa participants, who will be working at a camp the following summer, in bringing Israel to the camp community.

(Application details will be published in a later date)

Masa Alumni Shabbaton

Masa Alumni Shabbaton

January 31, 2012 (All day)  -  February 1, 2012 (All day)

  Jerusalem, Israel  - 

 

Want to reconnect with Masa? Want to reunite with your fellow BFLers? Want to share your experiences with us since you’ve graduated? 

Join us as we jumpstart Masa Israel’s alumni activities in Israel.

Masa Israel’s Delegation to Poland

Masa Israel’s Delegation to Poland

May 7, 2012 (All day)  -  May 14, 2012 (All day)

  Poland  - 

Exploring the Past, Meeting the Future 
This special Building Future Leadership Graduate Delegation to Poland is a seven-day trip designed for those who are interested in furthering their connection to the past while looking toward the future. Members of the delegation will be expected to volunteer in Holocaust-related programs in their communities.
 
Cost will be published at a later date.

Mifgashim

Mifgashim

June 8, 2012 (All day)  -  June 9, 2012 (All day)

  Israel  - 

A joint project of Masa Israel and Partnership2Gether to create meaningful experiences for Masa Israel participants and Israeli peers.

The project includes a Shabbaton open to everyone, as well as a series of continuing seminars open only to participants who come to the first Shabbaton.

Mifgashim include home hospitality.
1st semester: November 10 – 12, December 1 – 2,
December 23 – 24
2nd semester: March 29 – 31, May 3 – 4, June 8 – 9
(Open to participants ages 21 and up)

Mifgashim

Mifgashim

December 1, 2011 (All day)  -  December 2, 2011 (All day)

   - 

A joint project of Masa Israel and Partnership2gether to create meaningful experiences for Masa participants and Israeli peers.

The project includes a Shabbaton open to everyone, as well as a series of continuing seminars open only to participants who come to the first Shabbaton.

Mifgashim include home hospitality.
1st semester: November 10 – 12, December 1 – 2,
December 23 – 24
2nd semester: March 29 – 31, May 3 – 4, June 8 – 9
(Open to participants ages 21 and up)

Mifgashim

Mifgashim

November 10, 2011 (All day)  -  November 12, 2011 (All day)

   - 

A joint project of Masa Israel and Partnership2gether to create meaningful experiences for Masa participants and Israeli peers.

 

The project includes a Shabbaton open to everyone, as well as a series of continuing seminars open only to participants who come to the first Shabbaton.

Mifgashim include home hospitality.

1st semester: November 10  12, December 1  2,

December 23  24

2nd semester: March 29  31, May 3  4, June 8  9

(Open to participants ages 21 and up)

Masa Conference and End of the Year Event

Masa Conference and End of the Year Event

May 22, 2012 (All day)

Int'l Convention CenterJerusalem, Israel  - 

The Masa Conference features interactive discussions and lectures from leading figures in the Jewish and Israeli world. 
Come join us as we celebrate the end of the year and the beginning of your next journey.
 
 
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Commemoration Ceremony for Israel’s Fallen Soldiers

Commemoration Ceremony for Israel’s Fallen Soldiers

April 24, 2012 (All day)

  Jerusalem, Israel  - 

Join us for a special ceremony, created just for Masa Israel participants, and learn about and pay tribute to a few of the many fallen soldiers and victims of terror.
Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day) begins with a siren at 8:00 pm.