Pratik Thakker

Pratik Thakker

Digital Marketing & Website Manager
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Introducing: The 2015-2016 Masa Israel Alumni Fellows

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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.

 

Amy Albertson

What Can You Do With Your Etrog After Sukkot?

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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

 

What’s Different About Yom Kippur in Israel?

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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

 

We Only Have Two Words For You

We Only Have Two Words For You

September 9, 2015

The entire Masa Israel global community wishes you a שנה טובה - Shana Tova  - Happy New Year!

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The Times of Israel: Young Diaspora Jews ponder whether to put a ring on it with Israel

The Times of Israel: Young Diaspora Jews ponder whether to put a ring on it with Israel

The Times of Israel: Young Diaspora Jews ponder whether to put a ring on it with Israel

August 11, 2015

By Amanda Borschel-Dan

 

In a commitment-shy generation, the 10-month Masa Israel programs are an unexpected launch pad for aliyah

"With increased globalization and a recovering recession economy, for many North American college grads looking for an employment edge or unusual resume item, one of Masa's 200 programs easily fits the bill."

 

Read the full story on The Times of Israel's website.

Noam Shabo

Noam Shabo

Director of Information systems

Yehudit Werchow

Yehudit Werchow

Director of Education

You Say Goodbye and I Say Hello

You Say Goodbye and I Say Hello

You Say Goodbye and I Say Hello

July 15, 2015

For the first time ever, Masa Israel Journey and its alumni communities across North America have coordinated efforts to hold a series of Shalom U’Lehitraot (Hello and Goodbye) Parties across the country this summer. Each community has taken it upon itself to bring together alumni, recent returnees and future Masa Israel Journey participants. 

As recent returnees say hello, they can expect a warm welcome into a local network of Jewish young adults, united by their shared Masa Israel experiences. Alumni will be happy to share their advice for successful transition back into life stateside. Additionally, Masa Israel’s alumni communities help connect alumni to local and national opportunities to strengthen their connections to Israel and to deepen their involvement in Jewish life.


While future participants say goodbye before heading to Israel, they will have the opportunity to answer all of their last minute questions and get the local scoop from Masa Israel alumni who lived it like a local before them.


Meanwhile, veteran Masa Israel alumni will reunite to catch up, reminisce about Israel and find out about the exciting local and national opportunities that the Masa Israel alumni community has in store for the coming year.

 

Be sure to RSVP for your local Shalom U’Lehitraot Party:
Boston – Sunday, July 19
Chicago – Sunday, July 19
Toronto – Sunday, July 19
Los Angeles – Thursday, July 30
New York Tri State Area – Thursday, July 30
Washington DC – Thursday, July 30
Twin Cities – Thursday, August 6
Miami – Sunday, August 16
Baltimore - TBD

 

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