Clean the Land: Launched at Masa BFL 2012

Clean the Land: Launched at Masa BFL 2012

Clean the Land: Launched at Masa BFL 2012

March 28, 2012

Dan Barnett, Max Friedenberg, Sam Silverlieb, and Joel Wanger, all participants in Masa's Israel Government Fellows program, had been complaining about the trash and litter strewn about Israel's parks and trails.
But they hadn't really thought about a realistic way to combat it until an IdeaSlam at Masa's Building Future Leadership (BFL) conference last week.
 
At the initial IdeaSlam, run by PresenTense, they came up with the idea for Masa participants in programs across Israel to get together for one day to pick up trash and, well, Clean the Land. And that's how their venture was born. 
 

The Ultimate Guide to Shawarma in Jerusalem

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“Welcome to Israel!  Something to eat/drink?”
 
If you’ve spent even the smallest amount of time in the Holy Land, you may have picked up on the Middle Eastern hospitality, centered around hot drinks and food.
 
Jews love to eat and those in Israel are no exception.
 

My Gap Year Experience at BINA

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While typing this letter from the small balcony of the apartment I share with the other international members of BINA’s Gap Year Program and Israelis from BINA’s Mechina, I feel so swept up in living, studying, and working here that it’s difficult to distance myself from the experience enough to reflect upon it wisely.
 
After only
 

Hallelujah Auditions in Israel for Masa Participants

Hallelujah Auditions in Israel for Masa Participants

April 15, 2012 - 11:00  -  April 15, 2012 - 20:00

Beit HatfutsotTel Aviv, Israel  - 

Hallelujah has partnered with Masa to create a special audition date for all the Masa participants currently in Israel.
The Auditions will take place on April 15th, 2012 at the Diaspora Museum (Beit Hatfutsot), in the University of Tel Aviv, from 11am to 8pm. 
 
This is your chance to perform live on National TV and become a recognized singer! Register at info@hallelujah.org.il
 
About Hallelujah
Hallelujah is a one-of-a kind global Hebrew singing contest for Jewish talent aged 18 to 30, which unites contestants from all over the world in Israel to explore their heritage, learn about the Israeli culture, language, and meet other young Jews their age while following their passion for music. All the contestants will immerse themselves in a once-in-a-lifetime experience and compete to become the next singing sensation! 30 participants are carefully selected to compete in Israel where they will rehearse for each performance, take on professional voice training, and tour the country. 
 
At the final contest, broadcast live on national television, 18 contestants will be chosen to perform together on stage, while the 12 finalists will separately perform their songs in front of the team of judges. The 2nd and 3rd place will receive a cash prize and the winner will receive offers for career advancement, the opportunity to perform in front of Jewish communities throughout the world, and a professional video clip recording which will be played on Israeli national radio and various radio stations around the globe!

 

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PresenTense at Masa BFL, in one word: "Awesome!"

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By Simi Hinden of PresenTense
 
Yesterday, PresenTense had a blast teaching at the second Masa BFL (Building Future Leadership) Conference in Jerusalem.
 

Meet the Masa Alumni at TribeFest 2012!

<div class="masa-blog-title">Meet the Masa Alumni at TribeFest 2012!</div>

Next week, hundreds of Jewish young adults--including 40 Masa Israel alumni--will arrive in Las Vegas for JFNA's TribeFest.
 
Out of tons of applications, the 40 alumni throughout North America were chosen to receive subsidies for their Jewish communal passion and leadership qualities.
 

Building Future Leadership 2012

Building Future Leadership 2012

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