MASA participants. (Louis Fisher/Flash90) (Louis Fisher/Flash90)
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12,000 18-30-year-olds are in Israel to participate in long-term Masa (journey) Israel programs; AlmaLinks, a group focused on promoting ties between the global Jewish business community and Israel, has started sponsoring its own Birthright-style trip, bringing business executives to Israel, and much more. 

By: Michael Ordman

 

THE JEWISH STATE

Thousands on Masa Israel programs

12,000 18-30-year-olds are in Israel to participate in long-term Masa (journey) Israel programs, including gap years, study abroad, internships, teaching English to young students, and other post-college initiatives. Many attended a celebratory welcome event in Jerusalem.
http://ejewishphilanthropy.com/thousands-of-masa-israel-participants-gather-for-welcome-event/

Birthright-style tour for business people

AlmaLinks, a group focused on promoting ties between the global Jewish business community and Israel, has started sponsoring its own Birthright-style trip, bringing business executives to Israel to meet their local counterparts. Its first Diaspora delegation visited Israel in September.
http://www.timesofisrael.com/first-birthright-for-business-executives-trip-takes-in-israel/

Our united tribe

Israel’s immigrant absorption minister, Sofa Landver, writes on Nov 8 – Israel’s first Aliya Day – the new national holiday to celebrate those who have moved from the Lands of Dispersion, to live in the Startup Nation where Aliya is the ultimate personal startup.
http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=17587

Nov 20 is Global Day of Jewish Learning

Israeli Rabbi Adin Steinsalz established the Global Day of Jewish Learning in 2010 to mark the completion of his 45-year project to produce his commentary on the Talmud. This year, on Nov 20, he invites everyone to join in on-line.

http://www.theglobalday.org/videos/schedule/
http://www.timesofisrael.com/over-500-communities-to-mark-global-day-of-jewish-learning/

 

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