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Shayna Han
Posted April 19th, 2018
Q: What is your full name, where you are from, University in the states and Program here? Shayna Han, Mamaroneck, New York, graduated from Union College in Schenectady, New York, in 2015, MITF-Ashdod   Q: Why Israel?  I visited Israel twice — five years ago on Birthright, and ten years ago with my congregation. I wanted more than just a vacation with Israel: I wanted to have an intimate relationship with Israel, with my extended...
Rebecca Gutman
Posted April 19th, 2018
by Rebecca Gutman, MITF Bat Yam   Break time! Hello again! It has definitely been a while this time. A lot has happened over the last several weeks! Last week I got to spend an informative week with the Masa Leadership Accelerator learning about adaptive leadership. We learned about adaptive leadership and got to take it from a realm of theory into reality by focusing on our real life challenges. We got to go on excursions and...
Posted April 19th, 2018
BY ERICA RIMLINGER           First Connection: February 4, 2017, walking around...
Posted April 8th, 2018
by Miranda Wall-Franklin, Tel Aviv University International MA in Conflict Resolution & Mediation   I want to talk about something I’ve never discussed before: my Jewish identity. I never felt like I had a Jewish identity growing up. My Mom is the Jewish one (my Dad is Christian) and, whereas I was very much aware that I was “Jewish” and we practiced some of the traditions, such as Hanukkah, I never understood what...