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Ofer Gutman

Ofer Gutman

Director of International Recruitment & Sales

 

Masa Bedouin Coexistence Fellows

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Program Description

Come and volunteer in the Bedouin communities of Israel to promote coexistence, peace and education through English. Volunteer in different programs and initiatives throughout the Bedouin community that include working in schools with at-risk youth, students from unrecognized villages and women's groups. Get hands-on experience in an NGO, receive professional teacher training and project mentor-ship, take Arabic and Hebrew language courses, attend seminars, as well as meet and work alongside politicians, officials and professors. Live, learn and make a difference in the communities of the Negev! 
 
During your fellowship you’ll get the chance to exchange culture with Bedouin youth and learn about their traditions. Immerse yourself in the Arabic and Hebrew language, spend the Jewish holidays or a Shabbat meal with a host family, visit sites holy to three major religions and experience the warmth of the Israel people and the beauty of the Jewish homeland. 
 
The Bedouin Coexistence Fellows is the only program that invites you into the Bedouin community and utilizes your background to build meaningful programs for Israel's youth. Open to all high level English speakers.
 
Subsidized in partnership with the Jewish Agency and the government of Israel eligible participants pay $3,300 or less, and the program covers, accommodations, activities, travel seminars, insurance and more for 4.5 months.
 

Rachel Rolnick

Rachel Rolnick

Recruitment and Systems Coordinator

Alli Green

Alli Green

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Nicole Haber

Nicole Haber

Director of Marketing and Communications

My Life in Tel Aviv Right Now

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Masa Israel is highlighting the voices of our participants and alumni who are in Israel during Operation Protective Edge to give an authentic look at what it’s like to live and work in the country at this time. This account is from Brian Burchman, a current participant of Israel Way - Tel Aviv Internship Experience

 

 

 

Update from Masa Israel

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Over the last few days, Israeli population centers have been targeted by rocket fire from Gaza, and the Israel Defense Forces have launched Operation Protective Edge, with the aim of restoring stability to Israeli civilians. The safety and security of Masa Israel Journey program participants, staff and partners is our top priority.
 

4 Hidden Treasures of Tel Aviv - in Mini Israel

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by Maria Olshanskaya, WUJS Israel intern
 
Even if you’ve been to Israel a dozen times, the seemingly kitschy exhibit at Mini Israel might reveal to you the hidden gems you’ve been missing on prior visits.
 

Masa Israel Journey Names New North American Director

Masa Israel Journey Names New North American Director

Masa Israel Journey Names New North American Director

July 2, 2014

David B. Miller, of Teaneck, New Jersey, was recently named Director of Masa Israel Journey North America. 

Miller comes to Masa Israel after working at Yeshiva University for six years, the past three of which he served as Chief Operations Officer in the Office of Admissions, during which time undergraduate admissions increased by 16%.


Originally from Montreal, Canada, Miller studied business administration, political science, and theater at McGill and Concordia University, and spent a year in Israel learning at Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavne.


Miller has worked in management, marketing, and operations in both the nonprofit and for-profit world, and is charged with growing the number of North American young adults spending 5-12 months in Israel on long-term programs. He will work alongside Masa Israel’s recently-appointed CEO, Liran Avisar Ben-Horin, who previously served as the Chief of Staff of the Director General of the Prime Minister’s Office.


Founded in 2004 as a joint project of the Government of Israel and The Jewish Agency for Israel, Masa Israel celebrated its 10-year anniversary this year and continues to bring more than 10,000 young adults from around the world on immersive, meaningful programs in Israel annually.


Miller lives in Teaneck, New Jersey with his wife Elissa, a pre-school teacher at Yeshivat Noam, and their three children.