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September 19, 2010
By Lena Glaser, Career Israel
 
Rosh Hashana in Israel…definitely not what a normal American Jew is used to. However; due to my secular/hippie take on Judaism upbringing, I was ready for it!
 
I spent the first night at my friend Adar’s family’s Kibbutz, Kibbutz Ruhama. I have never been to a Kibbutz before, so the experience was doubly exciting. After a tour of the kibbutz by Adar, and a quick history lesson from one of her grandfathers (the Kibbutz was privatized in the early 90′s, so it is not what one would think of as a traditional Kibbutz, it’s more like a gated all-inclusive community), we arrived at her aunt’s house for one of the most amazing meals of my life. I was not prepared, and didn’t have my camera on me to take a picture of the heaps of food on my plate, very reminiscent of holidays...
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September 16, 2010
By Uri Snyder, Career Israel
 
Not long ago, I was one of those millions of young Americans who found themselves without a job after graduation. So I pursued an internship, which has become a critical step toward professional development for my generation. But what mattered most in the end was not just what I did, but where I went — to Israel.
 
For five months, I participated in Masa Israel’s Career Israel, which works to provide meaningful internships to Jews from all over the world in the field of their choice. The motivation behind the program is to provide a post-college Israel experience to young Jewish adults in the hopes that they can acquire real-world professional experience while developing a personal...
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