Masa Israel Journey Blog

September 22, 2010
 
By Jordan Kalik, Charleston, South Carolina, Young Judaea Year Course
 
My first Yom Kippur spent in Israel was definitely one to remember.  After looking out the window, watching bus after bus of Chasidim traveling to the Holy City of Jerusalem for the chag, our group finally arrived in Jerusalem:  the holiest of places for the holiest of holidays. My friends and I settled into our accommodations for the night, cooked, and ate a huge amount of food to stock up for the next 24 hours of fasting.  Feeling temporarily energized, we walked down Emek Refaim St. to people-watch.
 
People-watching on Yom Kippur in Israel is an experience like no other.  Traffic completely stops so Israelis of all ages roam into the middle of even the busiest of streets. This day has been unofficially...
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September 21, 2010
 
Interested in a unique opportunity to explore Israel through an extreme jeep challenge in the desert? We are looking for four women to make up the Masa Israel team. Desert Queen takes place in some of the most exotic and challenging landscapes in the world. It combines a competitive outdoor adventure and 4WD driving expedition with personal empowerment.
 
Last year the Masa Israel team was selected as the most energized and inspiring team—help us continue the tradition!
 
  • October 26-November 3, 2010
  • 4 spots available for women who are participating on Masa Israel programs
  • Must have an international driver’s licence
  • Registration is $100
  • If you are interested in participating, send your bio, picture, and why you think you...
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