Israel Hayom: Masa brings record 12,000 Jews to Israel this year

Israel Hayom: Masa brings record 12,000 Jews to Israel this year

Israel Hayom: Masa brings record 12,000 Jews to Israel this year

October 26, 2015

By Yori Yalon

 

This year has seen a dramatic 63% increase in the number of Masa participants from South Africa. The number of participants from Latin America is also continuing its upward trend of recent years.

Pratik Thakker

Pratik Thakker

Digital Marketing & Website Manager
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Introducing: The 2015-2016 Masa Israel Alumni Fellows

<div class="masa-blog-title">Introducing: The 2015-2016 Masa Israel Alumni Fellows</div>

The Masa Israel Alumni Fellowship is an opportunity for a select few outstanding alumni to represent Masa Israel Journey in their home communities and on a national level.


This exclusive program provides Fellows with unmatched leadership training as well as opportunities for personal and professional development and networking with Jewish communal leaders.


Each fellow will attend the Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly (GA), as well as his or her choice of a major national Jewish conference. Through these events and exclusive shabbatonim, the Masa Israel Alumni Fellowship creates a community of practice and the future leadership of the Masa Israel Alumni Community.


Over the course of the next year, each Fellow will create and implement a unique impact project in order to increase alumni involvement or help recruit new participants to Masa Israel programs in his or her community.


Stay tuned over the next few months, as we highlight an Alumni Fellow every week.


Here are this year’s Masa Israel Alumni Fellows:

 

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alt="amy altchuler"alt="andria kaplan"

alt="arya marvazy)alt="axel angeles"

alt="erica bergstein"alt="gidon frank"

alt="grant kudert"alt="jennifer handel"

alt="jordan goldschmidt"alt="joshua entis"

alt="molly radler"alt="samantha shevgert"

alt="sarah wesson"

 

Amy Albertson

What Can You Do With Your Etrog After Sukkot?

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The etrog, also known as the citron, is one of four plants mentioned in the Torah in association with Sukkot, or the Feast of the Tabernacles.


But, what can you do with your etrog after Sukkot, when it’s fulfilled its ceremonial purpose? Why, you can eat it, of course!


Here are four of the tastiest recipes that we came across for repurposing your etrog:


1. Candied Etrog

 

What’s Different About Yom Kippur in Israel?

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There’s nothing quite like the High Holidays – or, as the locals call them, the chagim – in Israel.

 

Generally considered the most important holiday of the year, Yom Kippur is a particularly unique day to spend in Israel. Here are just four ways in which Yom Kippur is different in Israel:

 

1. The Country Practically Shuts Down

 

We Only Have Two Words For You

We Only Have Two Words For You

September 9, 2015

The entire Masa Israel global community wishes you a שנה טובה - Shana Tova  - Happy New Year!

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The Times of Israel: Young Diaspora Jews ponder whether to put a ring on it with Israel

The Times of Israel: Young Diaspora Jews ponder whether to put a ring on it with Israel

The Times of Israel: Young Diaspora Jews ponder whether to put a ring on it with Israel

August 11, 2015

By Amanda Borschel-Dan

 

In a commitment-shy generation, the 10-month Masa Israel programs are an unexpected launch pad for aliyah

"With increased globalization and a recovering recession economy, for many North American college grads looking for an employment edge or unusual resume item, one of Masa's 200 programs easily fits the bill."

 

Read the full story on The Times of Israel's website.

Noam Shabo

Noam Shabo

Director of Information systems

Yehudit Werchow

Yehudit Werchow

Director of Education