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Beit Shean, BINA, home away from home, MITF, Ali Goldberg, teaching English in Israel, Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel trip, friendship

My Israeli Journey | MITF – Beit She’an

When you embark on a journey it's hard to imagine how it will shape you and your next steps. Ali from MITF Tel Aviv+Beit Shean writes about how her experience has impacted her perspective on life and where she'll go next. […]

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Israel, Tel Aviv, Gap Year, BINA gap year, Mechina year, Mechina gap, Ronnie Shashoua, Yom Haatzmaut, Independence Day, Yom Hazikaron, Memorial Day

Dilemmas and National Holidays: What Does It Mean To Love Israel? | GAP Mechina

Ronnie Shashoua, a participant on the BINA GAP Mechina year, about What Does It Mean To Love Israel. […]

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GAP mechina, Hebrew, communal life, year in Israel, volunteer, volunteering, friendships, Shnat Sherut, friends, relationship, BINA Gap year

A year full of great moments | GAP year reflection

Iris Yudan, a BINA Gap Mechina participant, reflects on the special time she spent in Israel. […]

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GAP Shnat Sherut, Hebrew, communal life, year in Israel, Pessah, volunteer, volunteering, friendships, Shnat Sherut, friends, relationship

The Making of Lifelong Friends | GAP Shnat Sherut

Sophie Reiss, a participant on the BINA GAP Shnat Sherut year, writes about the strong connetions that you built with other participants. […]

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Getting back to life after lockdown | MITF – Beit She’an

Ali Goldberg, a participant on the BINA MITF TLV + Bet Shean, writes about her first Yom Tiyul after all the lockdowns. […]

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Israel, Tel Aviv, Gap Year, BINA gap year, Mechina year, Mechina gap, Ronnie Shashoua, Judaism, holiday, Pesach, Miriam, BINA, Hebrew

Celebrating Pesach in Israel | GAP Mechina

Ronnie Shashoua, a participant on the BINA GAP Mechina year, about celebrating Pesach in a new way. […]

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GAP Shnat Sherut, Hebrew, communal life, year in Israel, Pessah, Pesah, Seder, Seder Pesah, volunteer, volunteering, Kuchinate, asylum seekers

Getting Ready For Pesah | GAP Shnat Sherut

Sophie Reiss, a participant on the BINA GAP Shnat Sherut year, writes about the busiest time of the year at her volunteer placement […]

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Nazareth Iris, MITF, Nazareth, hiking, nature, city, flowers, Daniel Crasnow

Why Come To Nazareth? | MITF Nazareth

Daniel Crasnow, a participant on the BINA MITF TLV + Bet Shean, reflects on his experience in Nazareth: discovering new people, places, and things. […]

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election, election day, election 2021, election day 2021, Israel election, Israel politics, Israel, Tel Aviv, Gap Year, BINA gap year, Mechina year, Mechina gap, Ronnie Shashoua

Getting ready for election day | GAP Mechina

Ronnie Shashoua, a participant on the BINA GAP Mechina year, is getting ready for another elections and study the Israeli political landscape. […]

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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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MITF, BINA, blog

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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