Changing Lives: Teacher Changes Lives—Her Students' and Her Own—in Israel

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By Danielle Longo, participant in Masa Israel's Israel Teaching Fellows
 
Growing up as a Conservative Jew in Bloomfield Hills, I knew the basics of the religion and of Israel. I went to Hillel Day School in Farmington Hills. I celebrated holidays, went to shul and believed in God. That is, until I was 17 and my dad passed away.
 

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Israel Way-Oranim Project Info Session

Israel Way-Oranim Project Info Session

April 19, 2012 - 18:30

Bnai Zion, 136 E 39th Street New York, NY, USA  - 

Learn about short and long term programs in Israel offered by Israel Way-Oranim Project.
Suzanne Arian

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Pesach Sameach from the Masa Israel Community!

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This month, more than 400 participants from over 20 countries came together to learn about leadership and social entrepreneurship at our Building Future Leadership conference. But in their free time, they collaborated on a special project, burning the midnight oil to put together this Pesach greeting for our community.
 

Natan Sharansky's Visit to Tikkun Olam!

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Today, Tikkun Olam hosted Natan Sharansky for a visit in the Coexistence Track.
 

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

<div class="masa-blog-title">The Ultimate Guide to Shawarma in Jerusalem</div>

 
“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.