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‘Gap year’ entices seniors to live in Israel before college

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/israel/article/gap_year_entices_seniors_to_live_in_israel_before_college_20080229

Some 5,000 to 6,000 American students participate in Israel gap year programs, Avi Rubel, North American Director of MASA, estimates, which is 1,000 more than last year, and he expects the number to climb. In previous years, Rubel explained, Orthodox yeshiva students were the dominant majority among participants. However, the trend is changing, with the largest number yet of non-Orthodox kids enrolling this year, he said.

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