Job: Marketing Manager, Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI)

Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI), a proud partner of Jewish National Fund USA, is an international study abroad program, boasting 22,000 alumni and more than 42 years of experience. AMHSI is the premier academic Israel experience for teens to strengthen their understanding of Israel’s unique history, land, people and culture.

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6Jobs & Internships, Alumni, Hod Hasharon, Israel,

Happy Holidays!

"No, the weather outside is not frightful, nor are the sleigh bells jing-a-ling or the halls decked. But in Israel, we are nearing the end of the holiday season. With even more time off and more people celebrating than the typical Holiday Season in the US, we’ve had a lot of days where literally everything is closed. Not only are there a bunch of holidays, but almost everyone gets two days off for each one (since Jewish holidays go sundown to sundown, most businesses and schools give the full day of each off). Let’s take a look, shall we?" - Allison Bernstein, Career Israel, Fall 2014

Check out Allison’s blog to read about her High Holidays celebrations and adventures in Israel: http://dagbtelaviv.wordpress.com/ 

6Current Participants, High Holidays Stories, Career Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel,

Job: New York Fellowship Coordinator at PresenTense f

High Holy Days In the Holy Land

jordynmyah:

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A few days before Rosh Hashanah, the market is crazy with everyone trying to do get all their holiday shopping done before everything shuts down for three days (two days of Rosh Hashanah leading into Shabbat). Whenever you make a purchase or ask someone a question, the conversation either starts or ends (or both) with everyone saying “shanah tovah” (happy new year). Everyone is making plans and visiting family and preparing dinner. The whole country is getting ready to shut down. There is an air here surrounding Rosh Hashanah that I have never experienced in the States. I finally felt what Christians in America feel during Christmas-time. For the first time in my life, I didn’t feel like an outsider.

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6Current Participants, Real Life Israel, High Holidays Stories, Israel,

Job: Recruitment and Data Specialist, Masa Israel Journey

Masa Israel has grown significantly and quickly over the past six years, now bringing over 10,000 people to Israel each year. To keep growing, we get inquiries from a LOT of people—that’s where you come in. We’re looking for someone smart, organized, analytical, and curious who can help us manage a lot of moving parts. This job will be right for you if you like working with data, can learn new tools quickly, pay attention to detail, and want to work with a young and passionate team.

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6Alumni, USA, Jobs & Internships, New York,

Rosh Hashanah in Zichron Yaakov

"Walking about Zichron Yaakov with family friends, I noticed that the trees were growing pomegranates. In our Rosh Hashanah greeting cards in the US, we use images of the fruit from Israel to symbolize health, prosperity, and peace- these are beautiful, images, but ones from which we are removed. In Israel, the fruit are really there, growing on trees - palpable, edible, and sweet! It was exhilarating to realize that this was it- everything we talk about and refer to back at home, here in Israel is actually real! Anyways, after that walk, we had a large loud meal with different Israeli families, and I was surprised that this apparently secular family took a few minutes for the traditional blessings over candles, challah, and wine before the meal." - Miriam Ganem-Rosen, University of Haifa, Fall 2008

6Alumni, High Holidays Stories,

My First Rosh Hashanah in Israel

"My first Rosh Hashanah in Israel was amazing. I was set up to stay in a Yeshiva in Jerusalem with my friend and had an amazing time there. Over the three days (including Shabbat), I learned what it is like to spend the new year in a setting where everyone is observing. There was so much spirit and passion and even good food for Yeshiva standards. It really helped inspire me on my Jewish journey and makes me long to return to Israel to celebrate Rosh Hashanah as soon as possible." - Alexander Wold, Hebrew University, Fall 2010

6Alumni, High Holidays Stories,

A Spiritual Evening of Selichot

“the Selichos was a wonderful inspiration for pre-Yom Kippur. Coming from a small town, I have never seen such a large gathering of Jewish girls before. Knowing that there are so many Jews like myself in this world looking to learn and grow was an inspiration in itself.” - Laya Rivka Wilen, Me’ohr Bais Yakkov, 2010-2011

To read more, visit the Masa Israel blog:
http://masaisrael.org/blog/201009/photo-essay-spiritual-evening-selichot

6Alumni, High Holidays Stories,

Studying Abroad in Jerusalem: Yom Kippur, Hasidism and a Bedouin Wedding

"While observing Yom Kippur during one of her first weeks in Jerusalem, Lauren walked just over three-and-a-half miles from the Hebrew University Student Village on Mt. Scopus to the Old City. Along the way, Lauren heard the Muslim call to prayer for the very first time. When she arrived at the Old City, she heard church bells ringing. When she finally made her way to the Kotel, the sun was shining. ‘Everything was glowing and everyone was wearing white,’ she remembered." - Lauren Swersky, Hebrew University, Fall 2013

Read more about Lauren’s adventures in Jerusalem:
www.masaisrael.org/blog

6High Holidays Stories, Alumni,

Toto, we’re not in Connecticut anymore: Rosh Hashanah in Maccabim

"As I listened to Daniella speak about how thankful she was for her wonderful parents, I realized that for many Israelis, Rosh Hashanah is like Thanksgiving. Whether you’re secular or religious, it’s a national holiday that revolves around spending time with loved ones, eating too much and reflecting on the year that has passed, as well as the one to come." - Allison Green, Israel Government Fellows, 2011-2012

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6High Holidays Stories, Alumni,

Yom Kippur Souls

On Yom Kippur I felt a part of something far greater that I could imagine, a system of hearts beating in unison, that my soul was made of the stuff of other souls. I felt whole and renewed and reborn, and ready to take on the adventure of the year." - Sam Oppenheimer, Israel Service Fellows, 2013-2014

Read about Sam’s experiences of Yom Kippur in Israel on our blog: MasaIsrael.org/Blog

6Alumni, High Holidays Stories,

lindseyhopeful:

The sunsets here are just one of the many perks of living in Netanya, Israel and being part of the Israel Teaching Fellows program!

מסע - Masa Israel Journey & Israel Pathways

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNIcx—PvdY

We love this gorgeous Hyperlapse!

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6Current Participants, medium, Netanya,

jackiesinisrael:

A few of the sights on my daily walk back from school.
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A few of the sights on my daily walk back from school.
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A few of the sights on my daily walk back from school.
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A few of the sights on my daily walk back from school.
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jackiesinisrael:

A few of the sights on my daily walk back from school.
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jackiesinisrael:

A few of the sights on my daily walk back from school.
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jackiesinisrael:

A few of the sights on my daily walk back from school.
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jackiesinisrael:

A few of the sights on my daily walk back from school.

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6Current Participants, Masa Israel Teaching Fellows, Rehovot, Israel,

Home for the holidays

“Every Yom Kippur since I was born has been spent standing next to my Dad in synagogue. Whatever was happening in our lives and wherever we were during the year, on this, the holiest of holy days, we found each other. But this year was different.

This year, I found myself standing next to 200 young Jews on a rooftop in Tel Aviv with a group called BINA, the only secular Yeshiva of its kind in Israel. I was one of no more than a handful of English speakers. Other than a few prayers, it was all foreign. There were no familiar faces, words or tunes. No Dad standing next to me. And for some reason, I knew I was exactly where I was meant to be and felt totally enveloped in love and comfort.” – Lisa Frenkiel, Yahel Social Change Program 2011-2012

You can read the rest of Lisa’s Yom Kippur Story and Masa Israel experience here:

http://yahelisrael.com/blog/2011/10/home-for-the-holidays/

6High Holidays Stories, Alumni,

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