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  • Yom Kippur in Bangkok

    September 16, 2015 | 11:19 am

    I was the only American in the room and definitely the most clueless. 

    Standing at the back of the makeshift shul for Yom Kippur services in Chabad of Bangkok last year, I attempted to follow along in my all-Hebrew siddur pamphlet while observing other people in the room and...

  • Masa Israel broadens study-abroad options

    By Elyse Glickman

    August 26, 2015 | 11:16 am

    Many college students have romantic notions of studying abroad in places like Italy or France, but Aaron White found himself at Tel Aviv University thanks to Masa Israel Journey, a program that connects young Jewish adults with study-abroad, internship and volunteer opportunities...

  • How Jewish Students Abroad Can Face Rising Anti-Semitism: Coming Together

    By Alex Jakubowski

    February 20, 2015 | 10:44 am

    Despite rising anti-Semitism across the European continent, over the past few weeks nearly 10,000 American-Jewish students arrived in London, Paris, Rome, Madrid and other cities across the European Union to begin their study-abroad experience. For many students, their time abroad...

  • Colleges truncate programs in Israel, West Bank due to conflict

    August 22, 2014 | 11:40 am

    Several colleges have pulled students out early from summer study abroad programs in Israel and the West Bank due to the conflict between Israel and Hamas.

    Other programs have continued because their students live in Jerusalem and the Palestinian city of Ramallah, which are far...

  • Cal State system to resume Israel study program

    By  Tom Tugend

    March 8, 2012 | 12:35 pm

    California State University, with 420,000 students on 23 campuses, has resumed its Study in Israel program at the University of Haifa, after a 10-year hiatus.

    During the initial application period, which has now ended, only three students applied for the program that will begin this...

  • CSU system debates restarting Israel study abroad programs

    By Tom Tugend

    January 4, 2012 | 12:47 pm

    During the past few months, top California State University administrators, who oversee 23 campuses with 420,000 students, were spending a good deal of time wrestling with upcoming draconian state budget cuts and protesting students, yet they set aside some time to consider whether...

  • Achieving Progress Through Friendship: An Experience of a Lifetime at Tel Aviv University

    November 9, 2011 | 10:32 am

    “Do not go where the path may lead.
    Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
    -Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Jewish day school. Jewish high school. Jewish summer camp. Jewish family. Jewish friends. Jewish student groups in college. Jewish Studies 10. Jewish fraternity. It...

  • No Such Thing as a Regular Routine: My Experience at Hebrew University

    November 1, 2011 | 10:48 am

    Eight months is a very long time to be away from home, and it seems even longer when you’re in country like Israel. Most of what I remember are mere flashes of images or sounds shuffled together like the Mizrachit music on my ipod. Like many students studying abroad at the Masa...

  • Why can’t California students go to Israel?

    By Tom Tugend

    June 1, 2011 | 10:15 am

    How do you nudge the largest four-year college system in the United States to change its mind and greenlight its students for study at Israeli universities?

    Answer: It takes the combined voices of politicians, student activists, a raft of Jewish organizations, influential citizens,...

  • UC to reopen study in Israel; Brandeis offers summer prep program

    December 3, 2008 | 9:34 pm

    UC to Reopen Study in Israel

    Officials at the University of California are talking with their counterparts at Hebrew University of Jerusalem about reopening the UC's study abroad program there for Fall 2009.

    The program was suspended in 2002 after Israel made the U.S. State...

  • UC students face hurdles if they want to ‘study abroad’ in Israel

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Marion Said's parents didn't like her proposal: Having just completed her second year at UCLA in 2006, the political science student from Sherman Oaks wanted to drop out of school so she could spend a year studying at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

    That would mean Said would need to...