Masa Israel Journey Blog

Published : June 05, 2013
By Alison Goren, Saving the Stones
 
Window dressings, throw pillows, handmade kiln dried Italian leather chaise, and the latest Kravet fabric trimmings.  While studying interior architecture in Denver, Colorado, these were the things my classmates were most interested in. I, on the other hand, found my attention captured by sustainable design practices and their focus on adaptive reuse of historic structures.  After an opportunity to work on a community conservation project of a historic synagogue in a run-down neighborhood of Denver, I knew this was the field for me.
 
I had wanted to live in Israel since a Taglit-Birthright trip a year prior, and knew Masa Israel Journey could help me find the right way to do this.  My discovery of Saving the Stones was immediate, a practical...

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