Living on the Land: Vegan Tu B’Shvat Recipes from Eco-Israel ">Living on the Land: Vegan Tu B’Shvat Recipes from Eco-Israel
Tu B’Shvat is the Jewish new year of the trees. In Israel people get together and celebrate by eating delicious foods made with the 7 species of the season.
Masa Israel's Eco-Israel prgram embraces this holiday every day of the year by living on and off-of the land. Participants learn permaculture and agriculture while living sustainably on an organic farm.
Wow! We can hardly believe 2015 is already coming to a close and we’re sure you’re all reminiscing on the year that has passed. Both in terms of achievements and experiences, here at Masa Israel we have had a pretty incredible 2015. Let’s look back on this year and recap our 10 best Masa Israel Moments!
1.Our 2015 AIPAC Policy Conference Delegation
Masa Israel Alumni Fellow of the Week: Grant Kudert">Masa Israel Alumni Fellow of the Week: Grant Kudert
A native of the Chicago area, Grant Kudert served as a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow in Netanya during the 2012-2013 school year.
C is for Community: My weekend at the Mifgashim Shabbaton">C is for Community: My weekend at the Mifgashim Shabbaton
Photo Credit: Ariel Rubinstein, Masa Israel Teaching Fellow in Ashdod
The 13 Stages of Being a Masa Israel Alum at the JFNA General Assembly">The 13 Stages of Being a Masa Israel Alum at the JFNA General Assembly
Masa Israel to Bring Alumni and Hillel Professionals to JFNA General Assembly">Masa Israel to Bring Alumni and Hillel Professionals to JFNA General Assembly
Every year, Masa Israel Journey selects outstanding alumni to attend the annual Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly.
This year, we're bringing an extraordinary group of Masa Israel alumni who create Jewish communities as Hillel professionals on college campuses across North America:
Introducing: The 2015-2016 Masa Israel Alumni Fellows">Introducing: The 2015-2016 Masa Israel Alumni Fellows
The Masa Israel Alumni Fellowship is an opportunity for a select few outstanding alumni to represent Masa Israel Journey in their home communities and on a national level.
This exclusive program provides Fellows with unmatched leadership training as well as opportunities for personal and professional development and networking with Jewish communal leaders.
Each fellow will attend the Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly (GA), as well as his or her choice of a major national Jewish conference. Through these events and exclusive shabbatonim, the Masa Israel Alumni Fellowship creates a community of practice and the future leadership of the Masa Israel Alumni Community.
Over the course of the next year, each Fellow will create and implement a unique impact project in order to increase alumni involvement or help recruit new participants to Masa Israel programs in his or her community.
Stay tuned over the next few months, as we highlight an Alumni Fellow every week.
Here are this year’s Masa Israel Alumni Fellows:
The etrog, also known as the citron, is one of four plants mentioned in the Torah in association with Sukkot, or the Feast of the Tabernacles.
But, what can you do with your etrog after Sukkot, when it’s fulfilled its ceremonial purpose? Why, you can eat it, of course!
Here are four of the tastiest recipes that we came across for repurposing your etrog:
1. Candied Etrog
There’s nothing quite like the High Holidays – or, as the locals call them, the chagim – in Israel.
Generally considered the most important holiday of the year, Yom Kippur is a particularly unique day to spend in Israel. Here are just four ways in which Yom Kippur is different in Israel:
1. The Country Practically Shuts Down