Masa participants revel at Israeli mega-cultural event

Masa participants revel at Israeli mega-cultural event

Masa participants revel at Israeli mega-cultural event

February 26, 2013

The youths, part of over 200 Masa Israel Journey programs being held throughout the country, were the guests of The Jewish Agency for Israel's three-day Board of Governors meeting, also being held in the capital.
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - More than two thousand Jewish youth from around the world packed into Jerusalem's International Convention Center's halls Monday evening to attend a series of master classes and performances held by some of the country's top entertainment, literary, and artistic talents.
 
The event, which hosted parcipitants from over 200 Masa Israel Journey programs being held throughout the country, coincided with The Jewish Agency for Israel's three-day Board of Governors meeting, which also took place in the capital.
 
Masa Israel Journey offers young adults between the ages of 18 and 30 immersive, life-changing gap year, study abroad, post-college and volunteer experiences in Israel, connecting them to programs that meet their interests, offering scholarships, providing expertise, and supporting them throughout the entire process.
 
The evening opened with a screening of the award-winning Israeli film, Fill the Void, and a master class held afterward by the film's starring actress, Irit Sheleg. 
 
Later, performing in more intimate halls alongside one another, some of Israel's top cultural icons shared their perspectives on Israeli culture with the Masa participants.
 
The performers included music, poetry and prose, by classically-trained pianist and composer Shlomi Shaban and singer and guitarist Yali Sobol of the band Monica Sex; a solo show by indie groove diva Karolina (Keren Avratz), songs by pop sensation Harel Skaat, a reading by award-winning author Etgar Keret, a dramatic performance by a troupe from the Vertigo Contemporary Dance Company. 
 
The evening was capped by a scorching performance in the main auditorium by hip-hop and reggae singer Mooke and his band, who raised the roof and brought the audience to their feet and rocking in the aisles for the entire set.
 

Shpeils and Schnapps: A Pre-Purim Discussion on the custom of drinking, with the Pardes Institute

Shpeils and Schnapps: A Pre-Purim Discussion on the custom of drinking, with the Pardes Institute

February 12, 2013 - 19:30

Coffee Bean and Tea LeafNew York, NY  - 

Join Pardes' Yaffa Epstein for coffee and a discussion on "Pour me another" - The famous tale of the Murderous Purim Seudah (Festive meal). 
 Pick up coffee upstairs and join us downstairs for pastries! All Masa Israel alumni are invited but space is limited to 35 people. RSVP here.

Videos

Hear participants talk about their daily life, take a virtual tour of your favorite program, and watch your semester of year in Israel unfold in front of you

Brandeis University/Middlebury Program in Israel

 

Israel Public Diplomacy

http://www.masaisrael.org/sites/default/files/israel-public-diplomacy.png

Program Description

Israel Public Diplomacy is a cutting edge study abroad program built as an effort to provide you with the tools and knowledge to engage the anti-Israel sentiment on campuses and elsewhere in a positive and well informed manner. You will have the opportunity to see the areas of conflict, meet important personalities from different spheres of Israeli society including Knesset members. The courses are credited and taught by respected professors and other educators in Israel.
 
Through this program you have the opportunity to gain a high level of university education related to Israel. The program’s unique combination of courses, credited through the American-based Gratz College, include Hebrew Language, Marketing Fundamentals, Media & Propaganda, Public Speaking, Negotiating in a Challenging Reality and the History of the Arab-Israel Conflict. The courses are taught by top academic experts who have many years of experience delivering lectures in a dynamic and engaging manner. In addition, you will have the opportunity to hear noted speakers on various seminar topics as relate to the overall curriculum. You will travel to different sites to hear these speakers on-location. Seminars will include foreign ministry day and seminars in areas of contention.

Videos

Hear participants talk about their daily life, take a virtual tour of your favorite program, and watch your semester of year in Israel unfold in front of you

Vatel

An Exception to the Rule

<div class="masa-blog-title">An Exception to the Rule</div>

 
 
Through my Masa scholarship, I have had the privilege to work for the past three and a half months at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies in Kibbutz Ketura.
 
 

IDC - B.A. in Government

http://www.masaisrael.org/sites/default/files/IDC-BA-in-Government_0.jpg

Program Description

Want to study government in Israel with a curriculum in line with those of the world’s leading government programs? Featuring a first-class team of lecturers and a range of study tracks, the B.A. program in Government at IDC Herzliya is competitive with the schools of government at Harvard, Georgetown, Syracuse, and Princeton. It is comprised of a core curriculum during the first and second years of study, which serves as the basis for a specialist concentration in the third year of the program.
 
Third-year students choose from six areas of specialization including: diplomacy and strategy, government and politics, security and terrorism, the Middle East, and international conflict resolution.
 

For more information, contact:

North America
Lenore LaVine
Director of Recruitment & Marketing
(212) 213-5962
 
Israel & Abroad
Stephanie Miller
Admissions & Recruitment
+972 9 960 2841

 

IDC Herzliya Information Session

IDC Herzliya Information Session

February 3, 2013 - 13:00  -  February 3, 2013 - 15:00

  New York, NY  - 

Live in Israel, Study in English!
Learn more about IDC Herzliya at our information session
Sunday, February 3rd 1pm-3pm
38 West 13th St (b/w Fifth & Sixth Ave)
New York, NY 10011
RSVP to Lenore@afidc.org or 212-213-5962
 
 

Technion - Freshman Year of Engineering & Science - Russian (Nativ)

http://www.masaisrael.org/sites/default/files/Freshman%20Year%20Russian.jpg

Program Description

The Oddest of Couples

<div class="masa-blog-title">The Oddest of Couples</div>

By Anna Kaminsky, Hebrew University
 
I spent the best six months of my life studying at the Masa Israel-accredited Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The things I did, the things I learned, the people I met – I will never forget any of it. But one of the things I will cherish most is the friendship I developed with a guy named Ghassan.
 
Ghassan is a year and a half younger than me but you would never know it.