First Week of School

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By Lauren Rosenblum, Israel Teeaching Fellows
 
I finally started teaching last week, and it's been a great learning experience so far. I am working with Noa and Keren (our Israeli peer who joins us once a week) at the Ramat Alon School, an elementary school in the neighborhood of Sharona in Rehovot.
 

Basketball in Karmi'el

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By Alex Willick, Otzma
 
 
This is what I’m doing for my first three months in Israel. I’m an assistant coach for the middle school’s basketball team in the town in which I live (Karmi’el). How I wound up in this position is a funny story in itself.
 

Masa Israel Alumni Leadership Summit

Masa Israel Alumni Leadership Summit

October 14, 2012 - 14:00  -  October 14, 2012 - 16:30

UJA FederationNew York, NY  - 

You returned from Israel last month, last year, 2 years ago…Now what? New York is a big place, and Masa Israel wants to help make it smaller.
Come to the Alumni Leadership Summit to
-connect with other Israel program alumni,
-hone your professional skills, and
-get information on involvement opportunities here in New York!
 
The cost of this awesome opportunity…FREE!! But spaces are limited so sign up in advance by visiting www.masaisrael.org/alumnisummit2012.
Here’s the event schedule:
2:00 Registration & networking
2:20 Greetings
2:45 Breakout Sessions
–How Does My Israel Experience Inform My Career?
–Finding Your Place In the Professional Jewish World
–Get Involved: Where Can I Make a Difference?
3:30 New York Engagement Fair & Networking
 
This event is open to all Masa Israel alumni. Light snacks will be served. You must have an ID with you to enter the event. Thank you to the event co-chairs, Dina Silberstein & Hallie Cohn. Contact Dena Stein (denast@masaisrael.org) for more information.

Celebrate like a local: festivals during Sukkot 2012

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Sukkot—the holiday of gathering. No matter where in the world you are, people will be by your side, celebrating in many different ways. And of course, there is no better place to celebrate Sukkot than in Israel, the best and biggest “sukkah” of them all!
 
Make this Sukkot special and exciting at the many different activities going on all over Israel.
 

Masa Alumni Shabbaton

Masa Alumni Shabbaton

January 18, 2013 (All day)  -  January 19, 2013 (All day)

  TBA, Israel  - 

Want to reconnect with Masa in Israel? Want to reunite with your fellow Masa Israel friends? Want to share your experiences since you've graduated with us? Join us to help shape Masa Israel’s alumni activities in Israel.
The events is designed for alumni who are already in Israel. 

Masa Conference and End of the Year Event

Masa Conference and End of the Year Event

May 20, 2013 (All day)

  Jerusalem, 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.  

Commemoration Ceremony for Israel's Fallen Soldiers

Commemoration Ceremony for Israel's Fallen Soldiers

April 14, 2013 (All day)

  TBA, Israel  - 

Join us for a special ceremony, created just for Masa Israel participants, to 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.

A Taste of Israeli Culture

A Taste of Israeli Culture

February 18, 2013 (All day)

  TBA, Israel  - 

Explore Israeli culture firsthand. Take part in a variety of workshops and meet Israeli artists, singers, writers, dancers and actors.
Cost – 35 NIS
 

Enrichment Evening for French Participants

Enrichment Evening for French Participants

January 24, 2013 (All day)

  TBA, Israel  - 

Come meet fellow French participants from various Masa Israel programs while enjoying an evening of lectures and workshops. 
Open to Masa Israel participants on French-speaking programs
 

Masa Israel's Building Future Leaders Fellowship

Masa Israel's Building Future Leaders Fellowship

May 9, 2013 (All day)  -  May 11, 2013 (All day)

  TBA, Israel  - 

Masa Israel Journey's Building Future Leadership participants will be given the opportunity to apply for one of our various fellowships such as: Federation Fellowship, Partnership2gether fellowship, Israel Advocacy Fellowship, etc. 
Selected participants will be invited for a follow-up seminar that will take place in Jerusalem, which will include practical tools and ideas that will enable you to succeed in your chosen fellowship.