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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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Why Teach English in Israel?

Why Teach English in Israel? Looking to do something meaningful AND strengthen your career? There are many reasons to teach … […]

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Toda! Khop Chai! Shukran habibi!

OY. I’m back in the States now after my two years living, teaching, learning, and volunteering in Laos and Israel. … […]

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Why Do a Gap Year in Israel?

Why Do a Gap Year in Israel? High school is coming to an end, and you’re ready to take the … […]

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Rahat Superheroes!

My name is Emily and I am teaching English in Rahat, a Bedouin city in the northern Negev desert through … […]

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Learning from the Children I Teach

A common conception about three-year-olds is that they have a tendency to be ‘difficult’. After volunteering with 20 kids of … […]

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Shopping lists with Drora

It’s Sunday morning and I am sitting at the the kitchen table at the Mechina with a hot mug of … […]

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What it’s like to volunteer in a south Tel Aviv pre school

Walking into my Gan (preschool in Hebrew) on the first day of volunteering went quite differently than I thought it … […]

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Gapsgiving

Being in a foreign county during Thanksgiving was not an easy experience. For us living in on the East Coast, … […]

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Good Deeds Day

To be doing good deeds is man’s most glorious task. -Sophocles It is hard to remember the first time one … […]

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My Jerusalem Conflict

  Diana Tenenbaum is a participant on the Masa Israel Teaching Fellows (MITF) program in Jerusalem. Here are her reflections on Jerusalem … […]

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In search of the next big thing

Originally Published in Jewish Rhode Island. The plane ride to Israel tells you almost everything. You don’t even need to … […]

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Finding My Spark – From Roanoke to Israel

Originally Published in the Roanoke Times. When the clock struck midnight on January 1, 2015, I wasn’t full of joy, … […]

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Making a Positive Impact on MITF Rahat (Video)

Shaina is a BINA Masa Israel Teaching Fellow in the Bedouin village of Rahat. Hear how through teaching English she … […]

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A Tale of Two Languages

By Oded Bar-Meir First published Hebrew in Yedioth HaNegev, March 2016 “Some would say that is sounds like a post-apocalyptic … […]

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Looking Back – Looking Forward

Jaime Bean was a participant in the MITF Migdal HaEmek program last year.  As she gets ready to lead a Birthright Israel trip this month, she reflects back on her time teaching in Israel. […]

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