1. May 12, 2016
    By Marc Vartabedian and Hunter Cresswell   "Senior Sharon Herslikovitz is readying for a 10-month trip to Israel with the Masa Israel Teaching Fellows where she will teach English to children. 'I’m very ready to graduate; I’ve had a memorable time here at HSU, but I’m ready for what’s next,' said Herslikovitz, a child development major with a minor in communications."
  2. May 9, 2016
    By Jerry Silverman/   "It is toward unity that I believe we should strive—not a unity that is blind to Israel’s flaws, but a unity that inspires us to help Israel improve and continue to grow. And, so on this 68th anniversary of the State of Israel, I say Baruch Hashem, praise God that we have an Israel in our lifetime. Four out of five of my children have experienced a year in Israel on Masa programs. My nephew will be honored on Yom Ha’atzmaut for his exemplary service in the Israeli navy during a ceremony at President Rivlin’s house. He, his siblings, and his first cousins are my family’s next generation of Israelis." 
  3. May 5, 2016
    By Adam Milstein   "The great success of many programs, such as Masa Israel, Gap Year, and in particular, Birthright – with its half a million alumni – illustrate how visiting, exploring and experiencing Israel makes a transformative difference for young people. Research shows that attending a Birthright trip increases one’s desire to date Jewish and raise Jewish children, leads participants to feel more positive about their Jewish identity, and strengthens their connection to their Jewish homeland."  
  4. April 26, 2016
    By Shaina Oppenheimer   Integral to the choice of coming to Israel is the eagerness to give back to its people. Masa hopes to inculcate a sense of shared responsibility.