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Education Testimonials

Feedback from Principals, Teachers and Students

“Our students say that the Masa Yisraeli was the most meaningful and unforgettable trip of their lives so far. Our students returned home with stronger Jewish, Zionist and Israeli identity. The Masa contributed to them very much: it enhanced feelings of belonging to the Jewish people and the State of Israel, encouraged them to become active in the community and widened their circle of acquaintances – between students, with teachers and with the counselors. Also, the students became familiar with important sites in the land of Israel and for them it was an ideal journey.”

(Naomi Meitzad, Principal ORT Arad)


 “In my eyes, the Masa was a dream-come-true for every educator. The Masa is so important during these turbulent times when social values are in flux, the process and the journey that the students experience are the best answer to the problem of evading army service and for that bless you! In my opinion, the Masa is a “first aid” package for the educational system and today’s society. The effect of the Masa will continue much after that magical and informative week and it is expressed in the daily behavior of the students in school, their attitude towards their studies and their ability to cope with challenges presented by school and at home.”

(Moshe Gordis, Principal, Ankori High School, Rishon L’Zion)


 “During this eventful Masa, the social contacts between the students and with their surroundings were strengthened. You were able to give your students – our children – an experience and lesson about their homeland through their gut, instead of their heads, and lessons like that are remembered.”

(Malka Mhulal, Mother, Metro-West, Raanana)


 “During the Masa we heard from all the students, even from those who do not usually express their opinion in public. We were exposed to new sides of our students and we saw these young adults assume responsibility. Our hearts warmed at the new friendships that were forged. We all have life experiences that teach us who we are. During the Masa each of us learned where we stand vis- a- vis friends, surroundings, country. We defined for ourselves our Israeli identity and out loud, our Jewish identity. We asked what some remember with derision, “What can I do for my country?”

(Orna Aharon, Grade Coordinator, Bein Chinuch Rabin, Tel Mond)


 “I feel that during the Masa every day was a process, a benchmark and new enlightenment for me. It was during the personal challenge of climbing Mt. Ardon, which from afar looked like an impossible task, or the individual experience of volunteering at the senior citizen center. Every day for me was a small path that showed me where I stand– vis-a-vis myself, my feelings as a person, my place in the group and its effect on me, in my community , the place where I live, my connection to my land, my country, to the State of Israel and my Jewish identity. “

(Tamar, Makif 7, Ashdod)


 “I take with me a deeper connection to Judaism, the State and Jerusalem. These things seemed trivial before the Masa Yisraeli experience, but now they are important and worthy of my attention.”

(Michal Stein, Ami Asaf, Beit Berel)