Jewish Journal

Putting My Learning Into Practice: Tikkun Olam in Jerusalem

by Michal Meyers, alumna of Masa Israel’s Midreshet Harova

November 23, 2011 | 1:11 pm

We learned from the wee hours of the morning until late at night, but Torah study is incomplete without chessed, or acts of kindness. This was a lesson I learned while a student at... read on

  • Healing Hearts in Tel Aviv: How One California Woman Spent Her Post-Grad Months

    by Ashley Berns, alumna of Masa Israel's Oranim Tel Aviv Internship Experience

    November 16, 2011 | 2:32 pm

    “Ashley, if you weren’t here with me today I would have spent the day in the shower, crying.” These words, uttered through tears of relief, have remained with me during the last two years.

    Four weeks after graduating from the University of Southern California, I was on an El... read on

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

    Daniel Dokhanian, alumnus of the Masa Israel-accredited 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... read on

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

    Leeor Brahms, alumna of the Masa Israel-accredited Hebrew University of Jerusalem's International School

    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... read on