By Liran Avisar For all the Jewish day schools, summer camps, trips to Israel, anti-BDS conferences, and campus advocacy trainings, the American Jewish community continues to grapple with how to successfully foster long-term Israel engagement among the next generation of … [Read more...] about Fostering Long-Term Engagement with Israel is Simpler Than You Might Think
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By David Lasday Imagine being able to go back in time to the beginnings of the National Basketball Association or National Football League and create a foundation of giving back to the community. This is what the Israel Premier Lacrosse League (IPLL) is doing right now. In its … [Read more...] about Israel Premier Sports League Number One Goal: Give Back
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 … [Read more...] about We Don’t Need a ‘Jewish Peace Corps’, We Already Have One
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 b … [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 mo … [Read more...] about What About an Inclusive Jewish Gap Year Program?