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Masa Israel Happy Hour - Philadelphia">Masa Israel Happy Hour - Philadelphia

February 22, 2017 - 18:00
February 22, 2017 - 20:00
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Tavern on Broad

Join Masa Israel and Hillel for an evening to remember!

First drink is on us for everyone who registers at www.masaisrael.org/2017HappyHour

Come drink with your friends and hear about awesome opportunities to get back to Israel or to share your Israel experiences.


Tavern on Broad
200 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102




Masa Israel Happy Hour - Indianapolis">Masa Israel Happy Hour - Indianapolis

February 22, 2017 - 18:00
February 22, 2017 - 20:00
Indianapolis, Indiana

Join Masa Israel and NEXTGen for an evening to remember!

First drink is on us for everyone who registers at www.masaisrael.org/2017HappyHour

Come drink with your friends and hear about awesome opportunities to get back to Israel or to share your Israel experiences.


Triton Brewing Company
5764 Wheeler Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46216


Partner organizations: NEXTGen, AEPi, ZBT



Free Jamba Juice with Masa Israel - Miami">Free Jamba Juice with Masa Israel - Miami

February 16, 2017 - 11:00
February 16, 2017 - 15:00
Miami, Florida
University of Miami

Free Jamba Juice for the University of Miami Students!

Jump start your weekend and your future with FREE Jamba Juice from Masa Israel Florida rep Meira. She'll buy you juice and tell you all about the amazing opportunities in Israel with Masa. 

If you're interested in doing something different during college or after you won't want to miss out on the heavily stipend Masa Israel Teaching Fellows, Israel Tech Challenge, scholarships for study abroad & internships plus graduate school in Israel. 

Email: Meira at MeiraK@MasaIsrael.org if interested or just stop by!

Who: University of Miami students who are interested in Heavily Subsidized Israel Experiences
What: Free Starbucks
When: Thursday, February 16
Where: Jamba Juice University of Miami Campus
Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Masa Israel is home to the widest variety of immersive, international experiences for Jewish young adults (18-30). Find the right study abroad, internship, service learning, or Jewish studies program to help you grow—as a person, a professional, and a leader— while also developing a robust global professional network that includes Israelis and Jews from around the world.


Jacob Shiansky">Jacob Shiansky

Regional Representative (Texas, N.Carolina, & S.Carolina)

Jacob Shiansky is the Masa Regional Representative for North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. He attended the University of South Carolina and double majored in Business Economics and Management. Prior to joining the Masa Israel team Jacob worked at Robert Half accounting where he worked in Finance Consulting and was a revenue accounting specialist. 



Marisa Obuchowski">Marisa Obuchowski

Regional Representative (Baltimore)

Marisa is the Israel and Overseas Engagement Associate at The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, where she is very excited to engage local young adults and connect them with Israel and overseas opportunities. 


She holds a BFA in Graphic Design and Computer Imaging from Ohio Wesleyan University. After college, Marisa traveled on Birthright where she fell in love with the sites, people, and culture of Israel, and three weeks later she returned to Israel with WUJS Tel Aviv, program of Masa. After returning to Baltimore, she worked as a graphic designer and marketing manager for a Jewish day school and as a part-time swim coach at the local JCC. As an alumna of Birthright and Masa, she understands the meaningful impact of peer-travel and immersive Israel programs and looks forward to providing others with the same transformative experiences.




Mirit Balkan">Mirit Balkan

Regional Representative (Cleveland)

Mirit Balkan is the I-Connect Manager at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. I-Connect increases number of young Cleveland adults ages 18-30 going on Israel programs including Masa Israel Journey. Mirit began in 2011 and has established herself as the local "to go" person when looking for a long term Israel Experience in the Cleveland Jewish community. Mirit was born in Israel, served as a sharp shooter sniper in the IDF, worked in Walt Disney World and The Gilo, The Rabin Center in Israel. She holds a Master in Interdisciplinary Democracy & a certificate in Peace a building and conflict studies.



Meira Kreuter">Meira Kreuter

Regional Representative (Florida)

Meira Kreuter is the Florida Regional Manager at Masa Israel, where she works on the full lifecycle recruitment process, including being the initial contact with potential program participants. Meira helps ensure a positive candidate experience throughout the entire process.  Meira has been working at Masa since September 2016. Prior to working at Masa, Meira worked for several Birthright organizers in Israel, was a Hillel professional, and attended Law School. She also actively volunteers as a chapter advisor for her sorority, Delta Phi Epsilon and is an alumna of Florida Atlantic University.



Amanda Monto">Amanda Monto

Regional Representative (Chicago)

Amanda Monto is the Engagement Associate for Masa Israel in Chicago, where she serves as a community resource for Masa Israel opportunities. Prior to working at Masa, Amanda was a content manager for Prevent Child Abuse America. She is a University of Iowa alumna, with a degree in Communications and Psychology. Amanda served as a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow in Rishon LeZion from 2014-2015.



Jacob Allen ">Jacob Allen

Regional Representative (Detroit)

Jacob was born and raised in Metro Detroit. Jacob graduated early from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in International Studies with a concentration in Comparative Culture and Identity, and Hebrew and Judaic Cultural Studies. He speaks fluent Hebrew and has visited Israel twice. Jacob works in the Israel & Overseas Department at the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. He works on scholarships, the Israeli Camper Program, Partnership2Gether with the Central Galilee Region and Masa. As a regional representative Jacob helps recruit for Masa programs. He is passionate about enhancing the relationships between Israel and the Metro Detroit Jewish community.



Roxanna Donay ">Roxanna Donay

Regional Representative (Los Angeles)

Roxanna (though everyone calls her Roxy) was born and raised in sunny southern California. Roxy caught the travel bug after her first trip to Israel as a teenager and had been collecting stamps on her passport ever since. After her gap year on the Nativ College Leadership Program in Israel, Roxy went on to study Psychology and Human Development at the University of California-Davis. Since graduating, she has spent many years working and volunteering for various Jewish organizations such as Hillel, Camp Ramah, United Synagogue Youth, and the Builders of Jewish Education. Roxy is currently working as the Program Director for Israel Experiences & Post-Programs at the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. She is passionate about Israel and helping people find the right Israel experience for them.



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