Source: Go Green in Israel
MASA Israel Journey recently launched ‘Go Green in Israel,’ an initiative to highlight opportunities for young adults in North America to study, intern or volunteer in the “green” or environmental sector in the Jewish state. MASA offers programs ranging from environmental studies at Ben-Gurion University and the Arava Institute, to internships at renewable energy startups, to volunteering on an eco-farm.
To increase awareness of these opportunities, MASA partnered with Hazon, America’s largest Jewish environmental nonprofit organization, launching the Jewish Climate Change Campaign and Bus Tour at the United Nations on October 23.
The bus is run entirely on bio-diesel fuels and loaded with seedlings to be planted by children in Jewish communities around the country.
MASA and Hazon staff traveled cross-country on the bus, making stops to promote MASA programs in New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Kansas City, Atlanta, New Orleans, Texas, Arizona, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Monterey, California.
What Is MASA?
MASA Israel Journey is a joint project of the Government of Israel and the Jewish Agency for Israel that enables thousands of Jewish young adults, ages 18 to 30, to spend a semester or a year in Israel in any of over 160 programs, helping them build a life-long relationship with Israel and a firm commitment to Jewish life. MASA connects young adults to programs that meet their needs and interests, grants and scholarships towards program fees, and support, activities, workshops and resources while they are Israel.