Videos

Hear participants talk about their daily life, take a virtual tour of your favorite program, and watch your semester of year in Israel unfold in front of you

Israel Teaching Fellows - Ma'ase Olam

Why people are quitting their jobs to teach in Israel

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By Rachel Sales, Masa Israel Journey Director of Alumni and Public Relations
 
We’ve been seeing a similar trend for a while–young people graduate from college and can’t find jobs. They spend a few months tinkering with commas on their resumes, writing reverential emails to potential employers, and when all else fails, panicking. Finally, they make the decision to do something more productive for their professional development.
 

Videos

Hear participants talk about their daily life, take a virtual tour of your favorite program, and watch your semester of year in Israel unfold in front of you

Masa Israel Alumni Community

Visiting Rehovot

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By Eric Eingold, Ma'ase Olam North American Manager
 
After having been in Israel for a whirlwind two weeks on a Birthright tour, I was excited to finally get to work.
 

Discovering Haifa's Beauty, Diversity and Genuine Coexistence

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By Billie Hirsch, OTZMA 
 
Shalom from Haifa! My name is Billie Hirsch, and I am a participant of OTZMA, a ten-month leadership development and volunteer-oriented program sponsored by the Jewish Federations of North America as well as CJP.
 
Since late August of last year, I have been awarded the bragging rights of calling Israel my current home.
 

Times of Israel: Why people are quitting their jobs to teach in Israel

Times of Israel: Why people are quitting their jobs to teach in Israel

February 9, 2012

We’ve been seeing a similar trend for a while–young people graduate from college and can’t find jobs. They spend a few months tinkering with commas on their resumes, writing reverential emails to potential employers, and when all else fails, panicking.
Finally, they make the decision to do something more productive for their professional development. For example: an internship–-and better yet, one that’s abroad because they’ve heard that international professional experience is an excellent addition to their resumes. Of course, if they’re lucky enough, they learn that these opportunities exist in Israel and that they can get funding to make it feasible.
 
Fast-forward five to 12 months, and they’re back home with sparking resumes, work experience in the Middle East (!), and quickly land the jobs they want. They look back, thankful that their experience helped them with their careers–and gave them a chance to be young and beautiful in Tel Aviv (or Jerusalem).
 

Masa Alumni Hebrew Conversation Club

Masa Alumni Hebrew Conversation Club

February 29, 2012 - 19:30  -  February 29, 2012 - 21:00

Moishe House DUMBOBrooklyn, NY  -  United States

The Masa Israel Alumni Culture Club and the Moishe House Dumbo invite you to share in an evening of Hebrew conversation and Israeli cuisine! 
If you are interested in practicing your language skills in an informal setting while delighting in kosher Middle Eastern fare come join us for our first Ivrit meet-up.  Food and drink will be served, and (Hebrew) dialogue encouraged.  
 
 
Once you register, you will receive the Moishe House Dumbo’s address by email. If you have any questions, please contact Masa Israel’s Director of Alumni Rachel Trager Sales at racheltr@masaisrael.org.

Live Your TLV in NYC – Alumni Kickoff Party

Live Your TLV in NYC – Alumni Kickoff Party

February 16, 2012 - 21:00  -  February 17, 2012 (All day)

113 LudlowNew York, NY  -  United States

Join fellow alumni from the NYC area to dance, drink responsibly, enjoy Israeli themes, and reconnect (or make new connections) with friends from your Masa Israel experience.
There are more events to come and this is a great way to start it all off. $6 in advance/$8 at the door. Your ticket includes a free drink!
 

Interested in Doing Business in Israel? – Networking Lunch

Interested in Doing Business in Israel? – Networking Lunch

February 9, 2012 - 12:00  -  February 9, 2012 - 13:30

580 Howard Street, Suite 101San Francisco, CA  -  United States

Join us for lunch with David Blumberg, Managing Partner of Blumberg Capital, an early-stage venture firm that works closely with innovative entrepreneurs to build exceptional companies, headquartered in San Francisco with team members located in New York and Israel. 
David has been investing in early stage technology companies for more than 24 years. His current investment focus includes Digital Media, Social Media, Mobility, SaaS/Technology Enabled Services and Internet. He earned his AB in Government, cum laude, from Harvard College and his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and INSEAD.
 
Sitting is limited. RSVP to Masa Israel Northwest Regional Director  Danna Rubin at DannaR@sfjcf.org.

Columbia University Not-for-Profit and Public Service Career Fair

Columbia University Not-for-Profit and Public Service Career Fair

February 24, 2012 - 11:00  -  February 24, 2012 - 16:00

Lerner Hall, ColumbiaNew York, NY  -  United States

Meet Masa Israel Director of Gap Year and Post College Recruitment Jared Hakimi and learn about career development and volunteer opportunities in Israel.
The Columbia University Center for Career Education is proud to host the 2010 Not-for-Profit and Public Service Career Fair. This event allows students and alumni to explore a wide variety of career fields, employers, and types of employment in the not-for-profit/public service sector.
 
This event is open to all students and alumni at Columbia University.