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Secrets of the Machane Yehuda Market">Secrets of the Machane Yehuda Market

Posted February 2nd, 2016
On weekdays, the alleyways of Jerusalem’s Machane Yehuda market are a bustle of shoppers and sellers, a place bursting with sights, sounds and smells. Weekday evenings are similarly busy, with recently opened restaurants and bars attracting young people out for a night on the town. But on Saturdays, the Jewish day of rest, the market has traditionally been empty and silent, with the shutters of the stalls rolled down and locked.
 
When the shutters are down and the market is closed, it becomes just as colorful as it is when it is open because of one artist, Solomon Souza. He started this project in January 2015 and throughout 2015 and into early 2016, Souza has painted over 140 of the shutters — some are of famous people, and others are of biblical and other scenes. Up until now, it hasn’t been difficult to get the permission of the shopkeepers to paint their shutters. Some have asked Souza to paint a favorite rabbi or the family patriarch who was the original owner of their stall.
 
Albert Einstein

Scar Face

Crazy Lady

Supposedly John Travolta

Moshe turning his staff into a snake

Famous Rabbi 1

Famous Rabbi 2

Women Carrying Fruit

Working the land

So when you are in Jerusalem on Shabbat, take a stroll through the Machane Yehuda Market and see all different pieces of art. If you’re visiting it in the winter, make sure to bundle up!

 

Blog post and photos by Garrett Davis who is currently a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow in Beer Sheva and Masa Influencer. Follow Garrett's Journey on his blog: https://g13israel.wordpress.com/
 

10 Reasons to Study Abroad in Israel">10 Reasons to Study Abroad in Israel

Posted January 12th, 2016

 

You’ve probably heard the statistics before: approximately 70% of college students study abroad. But you probably also have a lot of questions. Where should I study? Is it worth the money? Are the schools abroad as good as the one I’m already at? The answer: Yes, you should study abroad, and you can do it on a Masa Israel program where you’ll have the option of a wide variety of programs at top universities and access to grants and funding.

 

But why Israel?  Here are 10 reasons: 

 

 

Top 10 Masa Israel Moments of 2015">Top 10 Masa Israel Moments of 2015

Posted December 29th, 2015

Wow! We can hardly believe 2015 is already coming to a close and we’re sure you’re all reminiscing on the year that has passed. Both in terms of achievements and experiences, here at Masa Israel we have had a pretty incredible 2015. Let’s look back on this year and recap our 10 best Masa Israel Moments!

 

1.Our 2015 AIPAC Policy Conference Delegation

 

A. T. I. Intensive

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Program Description

MASA A.T.I. Intensive is a unique program which provides students with the tools for success in national and international English exams: AMIR, TOEFL and IELTS.

 

The study program includes three main components:

1.   Practicing language skills through topics which appear in all the exams

2.  Exam practice - learning strategies for maximizing exam results

3.  Full mock exams – feedback, error analysis and suggestions for improvement

 

Students from around the world are welcome to share an enjoyable international learning experience with English as the language of communication and instruction.

Applicants to the program must have at least an Upper Intermediate (B2) level in English.

 

 

For more information:

Gabi Farberov

masaoranim@oranim.ac.il

http://en.oranim.ac.il/node/241

972–(0)49838952

  • Main Subject: Graduate Academic Studies, Undergraduate Academic Studies
  •  
  • Keywords:
  • Intensive English 
  • Duration:
  • 4 Months 
  • Age:
  • 18-30 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Organizer:
  • Oranim Academic College of Education 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • A. T. I. Intensive 
  • Price:
  • $ 400 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • June 29,2018 - October 29,2018  Apply to this program

Introducing: The 2015-2016 Masa Israel Alumni Fellows">Introducing: The 2015-2016 Masa Israel Alumni Fellows

Posted October 14th, 2015

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"

 

What’s Different About Yom Kippur in Israel?">What’s Different About Yom Kippur in Israel?

Posted September 21st, 2015

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