Join the fun and help Masa celebrate it's 13th year. Please check with your organizers for ticket information.
Kick-off Event for 2017- 2018 Masa Israel Teaching Fellows. A day filled with educational sessions and professional growth opportunities in Israel.
Join Masa Israel Journey for an Alumni Bar Night on Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at MASA 14.
It's the perfect chance to reminisce about your Masa Israel program and meet our new Mid-Atlantic Regional Representative, Stephanie.
The event is open to all Masa Israel alumni and those interested in long-term opportunities in Israel through.
For questions or comments about the event, please email StephanieA@MasaIsrael.org.
Stephanie Aseraph is the Masa Regional Representative for D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware. Prior to joining the Masa team, she attended Towson University for both her undergraduate and graduate degree, where she received a B.A. in Family Studies & Human Services, and an M.A. in Leadership in Jewish Education & Communal Service. Although born and raised in Maryland, Stephanie grew up in an Israeli home. As she would travel to Israel often throughout her childhood, Stephanie’s passion for Israel and its culture became stronger. Stephanie’s love for Israel is what drove her to participate in Masa over a semester abroad at Tel Aviv University. Upon her return, Stephanie was Towson University’s Masa Israel Campus Ambassador. The impact of her abroad experience is what brought her here to help others in her region travel to Israel and create their own journey.
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Meet twenty-three of best and brightest from Princeton University. They are the first of many to fully immerse themselves in a partnership between Princeton University's Keller Center for Innovation, Masa Israel Journey, Destination Israel, and the Adelson School of Entrepreneurship at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC).
This pilot program allowed students to live and breathe the Israeli tech dream for ten weeks. They interned at top tier Israeli Start ups, such as Windward and Nexar, while taking a weekly venture creation course at IDC Herzliya, work collaboratively in small teams on solutions to challenges facing start-ups in today's global markets. Also included in the program hosted by Destination Israel is the opportunity to live in an apartment in the heart of Tel Aviv, group trips around the country, as well as weekly social, cultural and educational activities.
Gayatri Ramesh, a junior at Princeton, describes her experience in the program as an opportunity to broaden her horizons and achieve a new level of independence. She explains “I’ve never been independent before, I’ve never had to worry about my commute to work, laundry, or food. At Princeton, we live in an orange bubble as we like to call it and I never have to worry that I would make a mistake that would impact me in a serious way. Whereas living in Israel, there are so many things going on 24/7 and I have to always make sure I’m being sensible and responsible.”
I’ll let Katherine Trout, an International Relations Student at Princeton tell you about her experience:
The consensus is that this summer was one that not only added international experience to their resumes, but gave them a glimpse of what the future has in store for them. They learned that adulting is a tough, yet worthy cause and that if you are going to spend your summer by the beach, do it from the 35th floor.
Masa Israel Journey specializes in long-term international career development and leadership experiences in Israel for young adults from around the world. With the successful completion of the Princeton Start up Immersion Program, Masa looks to facilitate more partnership programs to help the collegiate community match students to internship and educational opportunities in Israel.
Caroline Levine is a proud graduate of McGill University's school of social work. Since graduating she has been working in the Montreal Jewish community. She worked as an Engagement Associate at Hillel Montreal for five years. And since 2016 she is the Masa Israel Journey representative in Montreal, head of her local MIT (Madrichim in Training) leadership program, responsible for Birthright Israel and post trip programming, which are all a part of GenMTL, a department of Federation CJA. She has staffed several Israel experiences and several other immersive experiences (in Uruguay, Berlin, and Florida).
Dafna was born in Israel and moved to Vancouver in 2012 after pursuing her Masters in Diplomatic Studies from Tel Aviv University.
In Vancouver, Dafna continued to follow her passion for working with non-profit organizations and young adults.
Dafna has been working at the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver since 2013 as a program coordinator in the Israel and Overseas Department.
Currently, she is a representative of Masa Israel Journey.
Dafna shares her love of Israel through her work with Masa and programs such as Birthright and March of the Living