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

18-year-old Rina Dale from Newton, MA is spending a year on BINA Gap Year at the Secular Yeshiva in south … […]

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Gapsgiving

Gabi Raphael from Woodstock, NY is spending a year on BINA’s GAP Year. As part of the program, the GAP – … […]

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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 Jerusalem … […]

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On Jerusalem, Teaching and Children

Diana Tenenbaum is a participant on the Masa Israel Teaching Fellows (MITF) program in Jerusalem. In this, her first blog, … […]

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In Search of the Next Big Thing

When selecting the right gap year for me, I found myself focusing on the “next big things” – the hours I would spend in the classroom poring over Jewish texts with which I’d never quite been able to connect, the volunteering experience in schools that need an extra hand and the effort I’d put into learning Hebrew. […]

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