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GAP Shnat Sherut, Hebrew, shabbat, communal life, year in Israel, Shabbat, weekend, challah bread, challah

Shabbat in the Communa | GAP Shnat Sherut

Sophie Reiss, a participant on the BINA GAP Shnat Sherut year, reflects about Shabbat in the Communa. […]

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Beit Shean, BINA, home away from home, MITF, Ali Goldberg, teaching English in Israel

The Making of Lifelong Memories | MITF – Beit She’an

Ali Goldberg, a participant on the BINA MITF TLV + Bet Shean, reflects on her experience in MITF, and the new home in Beit Shea'n. […]

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Coronavirus, Israel, Tel Aviv, Gap Year, BINA gap year, Mechina year, Mechina gap, Ronnie Shashoua

Standing in front of the Sabra cactus | GAP Mechina

Ronnie Shashoua, a participant on the BINA GAP Mechina year, reflects on her journey in GAP Mechina and how does it feel to smell the eucalyptus leaves. […]

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Sarah Rabinowitz, teaching in Israel, teaching, Rahat, BINA, MITF Tel Aviv+

City Spotlight | Exploring Rahat / Be'er Sheva

We sat down with Sarah Rabinowitz – over zoom – to talk about her experience so far teaching in Rahat, living in Beer Sheva, and what she's looking forward to in the next five months […]

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Gaining a New Perspective Through a Second Language | GAP Shnat Sherut

Sophie Reiss, a participant on the BINA GAP Shnat Sherut year, reflects on the role learning Hebrew has played in her Gap Year so far […]

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The opportunity to create something beautiful | MITF – Beit She’an

Ali Goldberg, a participant on the BINA MITF TLV + Bet Shean, reflects on her experience in MITF, and the expected move to Beit Shea'n. […]

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Celebrating the new semester | GAP Mechina

Odelia Kabessa, a participant on the BINA GAP Mechina year, reflects on her experience in GAP Mechina: about how it feels to start a new semester with a warm socially distance smile. […]

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Time for a quick adventure | MITF – Mitzpe Ramon

Ali Goldberg, a participant on the BINA MITF TLV + Bet Shean, reflects on her experience in MITF, and her southern adventure in Mitzpe Ramon. […]

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gap year, BINA, blog

Starting 2021 with another lockdown | GAP Shnat Sherut

Sophie Riess, a participant on the BINA GAP Shnat Sherut year, reflects on her experience in GAP Shnat Sherut, communa weekend and a special way to celebrate a birthday. […]

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Social Change during Global Pandemic

After the Coronavirus pandemic began in the US, I was eagerly awaiting my arrival to Israel even though I knew that there was an impending 14-day quarantine that I would do once I arrived in Israel. […]

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Quarantine in Tel Aviv

After the Coronavirus pandemic began in the US, I was eagerly awaiting my arrival to Israel even though I knew that there was an impending 14-day quarantine that I would do once I arrived in Israel. […]

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My Gap Year with BINA – A Life Changing Program

Nehama Dormont – a participant on BINA Gap Year in Tel Aviv, is summarizing her first five months on the … […]

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My Gap Year With BINA – Judaism Through a Secular Lens

Meet Kylie Heering – a participant on BINA Gap Year in Tel Aviv. Check out Kylie's own exciting summary of … […]

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Noah's Journey on MITF with BINA

Meet Noah Kaplan, a participant in our unique Masa Israel Teaching Fellows program with BINA in Tel Aviv. As an … […]

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Toda! Khop Chai! Shukran habibi!

Joanna Kamhi was a participant on the MITF (Masa Israel Teaching Fellows) with BINA – originally from Vermont, Joanna returned to the US and started law school at The University of Pennsylvania this fall. Joanna writes a blog and this is her most recent post reflecting back over her experiences. […]

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Way do Gap year in Israel - Bina

Why Do a Gap Year in Israel?

High school is coming to an end, and you’re ready to take the first real grown-up steps in life. But before you take the big leap into college or university and student life, you can upgrade your future with a gap year in Israel. […]

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Rahat Superheroes!

Emily Umansky is a 22 year old participant from New York on Masa Israel Teaching Fellows with BINA. In this blog she talks about her experience teaching Bedouin children English in Rahat. […]

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Learning from the Children I Teach

18 year old Rina Dale, from Newton, MA is spending a year on BINA Gap Year. The GAP participants, together with … […]

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Shopping lists with Drora

Shachar Berkowitz-Regosin is a participant on BINA’s GAP Year in Tel Aviv.  All the participants in the GAP and Mechina (pre … […]

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