Valentine’s Day may not be a Jewish holiday, but we can’t stop ourselves from kvelling over all of these beautiful alumni couples who met in Israel:

1. Kelly and Jon, 2008

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Kelly and Jon met through friends during their Israel gap year program in 2008-2009. Now, eight years later, they’re expecting their first child next month!

2. Allie and Max, 2009

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Allie and Max met on a Masa Israel volunteer program in 2009-2010. They married in the spring of 2014.

3. Andrea and Misha, 2009

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Andrea and Misha met while doing internships in Israel, on Career Israel in the fall of 2009. They were married in August 2014.

4. Michal and Alex, 2010

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Michal and Alex met while studying abroad in Israel at Hebrew University in the spring of 2010. They married in September 2015.

5. Jessica and Jonathan, 2011

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Jessica and Jonathan met on a Gap year in Israel, on WUJS Israel in the fall of 2011 and have been together ever since. They got engaged in the fall of 2015.

6. Debbie and Seth, 2012

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Debbie and Seth met at JFK International Airport in the fall of 2012, on their way to becoming Masa Israel Teaching Fellows in Netanya. They got engaged in the fall of 2015 and are planning a summer wedding.

7. Samanthan and Ben, 2012

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Samantha and Ben met in the fall of 2012 as participants volunteering in Israel on the Yahel Social Change Program and Masa Israel Teaching Fellows in Rishon LeZion, respectively. They got engaged in January 2015 and are planning a fall wedding.

8. Jessica and Emet, 2013

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Jessica and Emet met in the spring of 2013, while volunteering in Israel in the Yahel Social Change Program and studying Torah in Israel at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, respectively. They were married in the summer of 2014.

9. Rachel and Sam, 2013

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Rachel and Sam met in the fall of 2013 while serving as Masa Israel Teaching Fellows in Ashdod and they have been together ever since.

10. Rachel and Blake, 2014

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Rachel and Blake served together as Masa Israel Teaching Fellows at Vitkin School in Rishon LeZion. They have been together since the summer of 2015, when they both moved to the Washington, D.C. after the program.

Did you and your significant other meet during your Masa Israel experience? Tell us your story!

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