Masa alumni channeled to Jewish activism

Masa alumni channeled to Jewish activism

September 25, 2011

With 11,000 participants this year, Masa Israel Journey opens new alumni division aimed at pipelining Jewish young adults into leadership positions in their communities, empowering them to become lifelong advocates for Israel
With 11,000 participants this year – up from 3,000 in its inception year in 2004 – Masa Israel Journey has opened a new alumni division, and it has placed regional representatives in cities throughout the United States in partnership with local Federations.
 
The alumni division's goals, which include a special focus on Birthright alumni, who make up 56% of post-college participants, are to pipeline these Jewish young adults into leadership positions in their communities and empower them to become lifelong advocates and activists for Israel.
 
These goals were created following a June 2011 survey of Masa Israel alumni in which 86% of those surveyed expressed interest in attending Jewish and Israel-related events, 82% in advocating for Israel, 81% in volunteering in a Jewish organization, and 59% in working in a Jewish organization.
 
To kick off the division's initiatives, Masa Israel is hosting an alumni leadership summit on Sunday in New York City, which will educate alumni about making their Israel experiences foundations for success in their personal and professional lives.
 
The event will feature a panel of professionally accomplished alumni who will speak about how their Israel experiences helped them launch careers at diverse companies, including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Teach for America, American Jewish Committee, and the New York Post.
 

Celebrate like a local: festivals during Sukkot 2011

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Growing up, you might have celebrated Sukkot by going to your family, friends’, or synagogue’s sukkah, shaking the lulav and etrog, and eating outside under the stars. But if you are spending this Sukkot in Israel, there’s no reason to stay confined to your backyard—use the whole country as your sukkah!
 

Seven unique ways to spend the chagim in Israel

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Every time we ask alumni of Masa Israel programs what the best part of their semester or year was in Israel, the same things are repeated over and over: freedom to explore Israel on their own, Yom Ha’atzmaut (Independence Day) and the other national holidays in the spring, and thechagim—the High Holidays.
 
It’s no wonder.
 

Masa Alumni Shabbaton

Masa Alumni Shabbaton

January 31, 2012 (All day)  -  February 1, 2012 (All day)

  Jerusalem, Israel  - 

 

Want to reconnect with Masa? Want to reunite with your fellow BFLers? Want to share your experiences with us since you’ve graduated? 

Join us as we jumpstart Masa Israel’s alumni activities in Israel.

Masa Israel’s Delegation to Poland

Masa Israel’s Delegation to Poland

May 7, 2012 (All day)  -  May 14, 2012 (All day)

  Poland  - 

Exploring the Past, Meeting the Future 
This special Building Future Leadership Graduate Delegation to Poland is a seven-day trip designed for those who are interested in furthering their connection to the past while looking toward the future. Members of the delegation will be expected to volunteer in Holocaust-related programs in their communities.
 
Cost will be published at a later date.

Mifgashim

Mifgashim

June 8, 2012 (All day)  -  June 9, 2012 (All day)

  Israel  - 

A joint project of Masa Israel and Partnership2Gether to create meaningful experiences for Masa Israel participants and Israeli peers.

The project includes a Shabbaton open to everyone, as well as a series of continuing seminars open only to participants who come to the first Shabbaton.

Mifgashim include home hospitality.
1st semester: November 10 – 12, December 1 – 2,
December 23 – 24
2nd semester: March 29 – 31, May 3 – 4, June 8 – 9
(Open to participants ages 21 and up)

Mifgashim

Mifgashim

May 3, 2012 (All day)  -  May 4, 2012 (All day)

  TBD, Israel  - 

A joint project of Masa Israel and Partnership2gether to create meaningful experiences for Masa participants and Israeli peers.
The project includes a Shabbaton open to everyone, as well as a series of continuing seminars open only to participants who come to the first Shabbaton.
 
Mifgashim includes home hospitality.
 
2nd semester: March 29 – 31, May 3 – 4, June 8 – 9
(Open to participants ages 21 and up)

Mifgashim

Mifgashim

March 29, 2012 (All day)  -  March 31, 2012 (All day)

  TBD, Israel  - 

A joint project of Masa Israel and Partnership2gether to create meaningful experiences for Masa participants and Israeli peers.

 

The project includes a Shabbaton open to everyone, as well as a series of continuing seminars open only to participants who come to the first Shabbaton.
 
Mifgashim includes home hospitality.
 
2nd semester: March 29 – 31, May 3 – 4, June 8 – 9
(Open to participants ages 21 and up)

Mifgashim

Mifgashim

December 1, 2011 (All day)  -  December 2, 2011 (All day)

   - 

A joint project of Masa Israel and Partnership2gether to create meaningful experiences for Masa participants and Israeli peers.

The project includes a Shabbaton open to everyone, as well as a series of continuing seminars open only to participants who come to the first Shabbaton.

Mifgashim include home hospitality.
1st semester: November 10 – 12, December 1 – 2,
December 23 – 24
2nd semester: March 29 – 31, May 3 – 4, June 8 – 9
(Open to participants ages 21 and up)

Mifgashim

Mifgashim

November 10, 2011 (All day)  -  November 12, 2011 (All day)

   - 

A joint project of Masa Israel and Partnership2gether to create meaningful experiences for Masa participants and Israeli peers.

 

The project includes a Shabbaton open to everyone, as well as a series of continuing seminars open only to participants who come to the first Shabbaton.

Mifgashim include home hospitality.

1st semester: November 10  12, December 1  2,

December 23  24

2nd semester: March 29  31, May 3  4, June 8  9

(Open to participants ages 21 and up)