Masa-Hillel Fellowship: Building the Jewish Community’s Leaders

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by Lisa Motenko
 
This past summer I left Berkeley Hillel, where I was on staff for four amazing years, to head to Israel.  I didn’t grow up in Jewish day school, or have extensive experience in Israel – so my time had come to spend a year immersing myself in Jewish text and living in the land of milk and honey. My goal for studying with the Pardes Experiential Educators Program was to take experiential education programs to a higher level by infusing them with real Jewish content and meaning.
 

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!
 
 

Ben Gurion University Medical School for International Health

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Program Description

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) Medical School for International Health is a medical degree program dedicated to training physicians in international health and medicine. MSIH's structure follows the US style of medical degree programs, namely two years of basic science and two years of clinical science.
 
In addition to a typical American-style medical curriculum, MSIH students throughout the program take a required global health track that includes, among other matters, cross-cultural communications, the challenge of doing clinical work thorough translators, nutrition in the developing world, disaster relief, population-based medicine, and bio-terrorism and health.
 

WUJS-Intern Jerusalem

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Program Description

On WUJS Intern Jerusalem, you’ll combine a tailor-made professional internship in a field of your choice with the additional benefits of a regular Ulpan (Hebrew language) course, weekly field trips, overnight hikes, meetings with Israeli peers, and a variety of fun and enriching activities.
 
You’ll live in apartments close to the trendy area of Emek Refaim and intern in almost any area of industry and commerce, public and private sector, art and culture, hi-tech, politics, medicine and much more. This is a great opportunity for you to enhance your resume and live like an independent Israeli, all within a warm yet dynamic environment and supported by professional and experienced staff.
 
 

WUJS-Arts Tel Aviv

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Program Description

Explore your art in Israel’s cultural capital. WUJS Arts Tel Aviv caters to all artists, including writers, musicians, performers, photographers, painters, filmmakers, animators, and more.
 
WUJS is the only program in the center of the country with an arts track. The track combines an internship with an independent art project, lectures on all art media, fieldtrips to various art institutions throughout the country, and a final exhibition where participants display their independent projects.  In addition, you'll have all the other components of the program including regular Tuesday trips, ulpan throughout the entirety of the program, Israeli peers who participate in program activities, and stimulating lectures and seminars on contemporary issues in Israeli society.
 
 

WUJS-Arts Jerusalem

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Program Description

Jerusalem is like no other city in the world; you feel as if you are walking on history. Artists who come here will have ample time to be inspired by the spirituality, romantic cobblestone streets, and majestic environment that one can only find in Jerusalem. The environment in Jerusalem is never boring and it promotes creativity and originality. 
 
The arts track combines an internship with an independent art project, lectures on all art media, fieldtrips to various art institutions throughout the country, and a final exhibition where participants display their independent projects.  In addition, you'll have all the other components of the program including regular Tuesday trips, ulpan throughout the entirety of the program, Israeli peers who participate in program activities, and stimulating lectures and seminars on contemporary issues in Israeli society.
 

WUJS-Intern Tel Aviv

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Program Description

On WUJS Intern Tel Aviv, you’ll combine a tailor-made professional internship in a field of your choice with the additional benefits of a regular Ulpan (Hebrew language) Course, weekly field trips, overnight hikes, meetings with Israeli peers, and a variety of fun and enriching activities.
 
You’ll live in apartments in fashionable South Tel-Aviv and intern in almost any area of industry and commerce, public and private sector, art and culture, hi-tech, politics and much more. This is a great opportunity for you to enhance your resume and live like an independent Israeli, all within a warm yet dynamic environment and supported by professional and experienced staff.
 
 

Hebrew University - MBA in Entrepreneurship & Innovation

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Program Description

The International one year MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is designed to train a select group of students with the knowledge and skills for successfully adapting to emerging business trends. This new program, which will be taught in English, is a joint initiative of the Jerusalem School of Business Administration and the Rothberg International School.
 
The curriculum includes the development of sustainable business models, financial and data analysis, and current trends in management, entrepreneurship and innovation. Students will acquire tools for creating services and products that are suitable for global markets. Throughout the program, they will participate in a professional internship.

Highlights

Students will benefit from this unique opportunity to study in Israel, a country widely viewed as a hub of innovation, hi-tech firms, and start-ups. In addition, they will gain value beyond the classroom by networking with faculty and exploring the Israeli business hub.
 

For more information, contact:

Iris Avivi
(972) 2-588-3183

The Negev: Beauty and Wonder

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.