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Spending Shabbat in Jerusalem
| BINA Gap Year in Israel

BINA Gap Year participant Aviv Kobza details the recent trip to Jerusalem that the Gap Year participants took together to celebrate Shabbat and explore the city. Read on to discover what the trip was like, what they did, and how they spent a fun Shabbat in Jerusalem!  […]

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The Generosity of Strangers | BINA MITF Tel Aviv+

BINA MITF Fellow Allison Cohen talks about the many acts of generosity she has received from the amazing people that she has met while living in Nof HaGalil and teaching in Nazareth. Read on to find out more about the amazing and generous people she has met during her time living and teaching in Israel! […]

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Learning To Be On Your Own| BINA Gap Year

BINA Gap Year participant Zoe Cosgrove reflects on her time spent with BINA Gap Year in Israel and how BINA and the program have already taught her essential skills on taking care of herself and the value of learning and experiencing being on your own. Read on to find out more! […]

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A Day in the Life of a MITF Fellow
| MITF Tel Aviv+

MITF Fellow Ellie Shafron gives snapshots and glimpses into her daily life of living and teaching in Beit She’an with … […]

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Navigation Week & Overnight Trips | BINA Gap Year

What are overnight trips and navigation week like in BINA Gap Year? Participant Naor Aron talks about all the experiences they had on the army-style navigation week and about the overnight trips that BINA Gap Year has done so far. Read on to find out more! […]

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Top Restaurants to Try in Tel Aviv / MITF Tel Aviv+

MITF Fellow Tiffany Hamilton shares a list of her favorite restaurant spots in Tel Aviv that she discovered so far … […]

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My Experiences So Far in | BINA Gap Year

Ilan, a current Gap participant from Canada, talks about his experiences so far in BINA’s Gap year program and why it is so special. Read on to find out more!
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4 Tips for Moving to a New Country / MITF Tel Aviv+

Moving to a new country can be scary, anxiety provoking, and fill you with self doubt. It can also be … […]

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MITF From a New Perspective / MITF Tel Aviv+

Growing up in Baltimore I attended Sunday school, high holiday services at my synagogue, and enough bar and bat mitzvahs … […]

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Setting Boundaries :Our First Lesson at | BINA Gap Year

New Gap Year participants Nava and Rachel recall their first experience at BINA’s Gap Year program and the first lesson they learned about setting boundaries, which set a precedent for their future experiences in the program. Read on to find out more! […]

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The Cities of BINA’s MITF Tel Aviv+ Teaching Program in Israel

Only a few short weeks ago, BINA welcomed a new batch of participants to the MITF Tel Aviv + program … […]

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Advice To A Future Fellow / MITF TLV+

Marielle and Michaela explore their experience with five unexpected skills you can now expect to learn on MITF: Masa Israel Teaching Fellowship . Read all about it in their blog here>>> […]

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What I Learned in Mechina | BINA Gap Year

At BINA Gap Year, we hope to share a variety of views and narratives surrounding the difficult and complicated things that go on here. Nicole Khaimson reflected on this trip in her latest blog saying: “As a Jew coming to Israel for a gap year, learning about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was really important to me”. […]

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Leap’s First Shabbat Back in Israel

Leap just had our first weekend back in the mechina since returning from San Francisco, and it was a busy one! […]

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10 Signs MITF TLV+ is the Track for You

Marielle and Michaela explore their experience with five unexpected skills you can now expect to learn on MITF: Masa Israel Teaching Fellowship . Read all about it in their blog here>>> […]

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LEAP 2022 – San Francisco Trip

After months of preparation and excitement, the LEAP 2022 cohort finally flew to San Francisco for two and a half weeks of learning, travelling, volunteering, and bonding!! >>> […]

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Seeing New Meaning During the National Holidays in Israel | MITF TLV

Marielle and Michaela explore their experience with five unexpected skills you can now expect to learn on MITF: Masa Israel Teaching Fellowship . Read all about it in their blog here>>> […]

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A Change in Pace in Mechina

As we’ve entered into our last three months of mechina, there has been a big change in our routine. Most of the responsibility of coordinating our schedule has shifted from the staff to us, and we’ve already planned several trips and seminars for our group. […]

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Value – Jewish Prism: Personal Perspective / Gili Yeshrun Dvash

Marielle and Michaela explore their experience with five unexpected skills you can now expect to learn on MITF: Masa Israel Teaching Fellowship . Read all about it in their blog here>>> […]

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Bonding and Exploring Jewish Peoplehood on BINA Gap Year

Marielle and Michaela explore their experience with five unexpected skills you can now expect to learn on MITF: Masa Israel Teaching Fellowship . Read all about it in their blog here>>> […]

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