By Tamar Zilbershatz We don’t need a ‘Jewish Peace Corps’, we already have one in Israel and around the world. Instead of creating yet another organization or institution to compete for Jewish millennials’ attention, the Jewish world must leverage and promote the plethora of existing Peace Corps-like opportunities that are offered and subsidized around the world and particularly in Israel. It is extremely important to myself and my … [Read more...] about We Don’t Need a ‘Jewish Peace Corps’, We Already Have One
Masa Israel Journey
More than 50,000 individuals who since 2008 participated in a Masa Israel Journey program are being surveyed as part of a study of both program alumni and their peers who inquired about Masa programs but never participated. If you’re eligible, the survey is here. The study is being conducted by Rosov Consulting on behalf of Masa. … [Read more...] about Have You Participated in a MASA Program?
By Stephanie Millman Smerling Over the past decade, gap year programs in Israel have become increasingly popular. In fact, MASA Israel Journey’s website lists 160 gap year offerings for students between high school and college from the North American Jewish community. What’s more, many colleges and universities are now encouraging future students to take a year off, finding that those who take this opportunity arrive for their freshman year … [Read more...] about What About an Inclusive Jewish Gap Year Program?
The Jewish Agency, in violation of their own governance policies, is funding anti-Zionist and anti-government MASA programs. Sitting at the top of The Jewish Agency's governance structure, even above the Board of Governors, is the Assembly. Comprised of up to 518 members apportioned similarly to the Board, the Assembly (though meeting only annually) is the prime decider of overarching policy matters. Historically, their debates involved … [Read more...] about Who is Rabbi Shteinman and Why Should The Jewish Agency’s Donors Be Concerned?
Applications for the 2015-2016 Masa Israel Teaching Fellows are officially open For the program’s fifth cohort, Masa Israel Journey will select 200 outstanding Jewish college graduates to teach English in Israel’s periphery and, for the first time ever, in Israeli youth villages for immigrant and at-risk youth. Masa Israel Teaching Fellows is a joint initiative of Israel’s Ministry of Education, Masa Israel Journey, and The Jewish Agency for … [Read more...] about Applications Open for Israel Teaching Fellowship