The Stones of History: A Survivor's Grandson in Poland

Breaking Records: World’s Largest Shabbat

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A group of young professionals in Tel Aviv are taking Shabbat to the next level. White City Shabbat, in conjunction with the Am Yisrael Foundation, is planning the World’s Largest Shabbat Dinner to attempt gain recognition in the Guinness Book of World Records. The dinner will be held in Spring 2014 at the Tel Aviv Port and will be 100% Kosher and uphold the highest levels of shomer Shabbos.
 

The Sweet Spot: Alumni Career Development Meets Digital Engagement

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Earlier this month, Russ Finkelstein wrote about keeping alumni engaged and involved by offering career services. Before we can tap into alumni communities for fundraising and volunteer requests, he argues, we have to provide them something of value, something that they want.
 
At Masa Israel we wholeheartedly agree, and have been experimenting in the professional development space for the past year.
 

7 reasons to join Masa Israel’s Online Career Fair on Wednesday

Masa Israel Goes to Tribefest

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Bummed you missed this year's TribeFest in NOLA? Check out this play-by-play from our awesome alumni who live-tweeted throughout the conference!
 
 

Hebrew University BASIS Program

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Program Description

Outstanding students around the globe aspire to study in distinguished universities. Few of them are aware that already today it is possible to gain admission to one of the leading universities in the world on the basis of their matriculation grade average in their native country, while paying more reasonable tuition than the norm at comparable top universities.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, ranked 53 in the world and considered the top, premiere university in Israel, is opening its gates. Prestigious areas of study are now opened to new international students in the framework of an innovative admissions track for Bachelor's degree studies.

Upon successful completion of the Foundation Year, students will be admitted directly to Bachelor's degree studies in their selected department, with no need to take the Psychometric Entrance Test. This unique track, the first of its kind in Israel, facilitates a challenging, personal experience in an international environment in Jerusalem, a multicultural and historical center. 

 

Bnei Akiva - Shorashim

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Program Description

This program is conducted in French.

Masa Israel Cohosts AIPAC Policy Conference Welcome Party

Masa Israel Cohosts AIPAC Policy Conference Welcome Party

Masa Israel Cohosts AIPAC Policy Conference Welcome Party

March 3, 2014

Washington, DC – Over 400 Israel supporters, including Masa Israel alumni, attended the official welcome party for the 2014 AIPAC Policy conference.

The DC Masa Alumni Board tabled at the event, sharing their experiences of living in Israel as an intern, student or volunteer. Masa also held a raffle to win a gift basket filled with Israeli products. The alumni board members in attendance circulated through the pro-Israel crowd throughout the night, providing information and answering questions. The event was a tremendous success as a fundraiser, raising money for HaLev Israel, a new organization that provides scholarships to bring pro-Israel activists from all over the world to their first AIPAC Policy Conference.


For more information on Masa Israel's presence at the 2014 AIPAC Policy Conference or on the DC Masa alumni community, contact Jenn Rheuban.

 

Lahav Bais Yaakov Extended

Program Description

 

Tel Aviv University - Gap Year

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Program Description

If you are not yet a university student, but can’t wait to come to Tel Aviv, join us for your first year of college in TAU International! Academic Gap Year students are integrated with the rest of the year-long study abroad programs for coursework and activities, but receive extra support from our experienced program staff.
 
TAU is known for its active student life, with an extensive offering of clubs and athletic associations to join and regular cultural events. Additionally, TAU International arranges events for international students regularly throughout the academic year.

Highlights

During your time with us you will be able to experience all of Israel with fellow study abroad students during three exciting trips:
  • Northern Israel: visit Karmiel, on the northern edge of the beautiful Galilee; Kiryat Shmona, surrounded by beautiful green expanses; and the Kinneret, where you can melt in the hot springs.
  • Southern Israel: spend a few nights in Eilat. Sip sweet tea in historic Bedouin tents, let a camel take you on a tour, give a dolphin a high five, and float away in the Dead Sea.
  • Jerusalem day trip: explore history in the Western Wall Tunnel Tour, feast on great schwarma in the Old City, and put a personal note in the Western Wall.
 
When you’re not in class or traveling the country, take advantage of all Tel Aviv has to offer. Hop on a local bus across the street from the dorms and be downtown within minutes. Take a dip in the sprawling ocean, grab a cappuccino at a coffee shop, rent a bike and cruise to the magical Rothschild Boulevard, stop off at the shuk and pick up some locally grown fruits and vegetables, dance the night away at a nightclub, check out a local art exhibit, figure out which hummus place is your favorite – become a Tel Avivian!
 
You will be enjoying a fully furnished, modern student housing if you choose to live on campus, which includes a 24-hour security and supportive resident counselors called Madrichim (guides). A warm and inclusive community is formed within the dorms; students often hold potluck dinners, afternoon coffee breaks, late night discussions, and birthday gatherings.