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Arevim Masa Year of Service - Parent - Sharon

Our son, Adam Scheinberg, recently returned from the 10-month Arevim Masa Year of Service program in Israel. After going on Birthright at the end of 2019, he wanted to spend a year on a volunteer program in Israel, so we did some research and found out about Arevim.

 

Then COVID-19 hit, t…

Arevim Masa Year of Service - Parent - Leigh

Abby knew she wanted to take a gap year after high school, and Israel was always a place both myself and my husband wanted her to explore. I researched many programs and spoke with the UJA representative regarding the Arevim Masa Year of Service. Jenna was informative and talked to me about …

Arevim Masa Year of Service - Lauren

I had the most amazing time this past year in the Arevim Masa Year of Service. I loved the independence, being able to live on my own and have my own job. The program had a good balance of letting us be independent while also having some prepared programming for us. We had shared apartments …

Arevim Masa Year of Service - Yishai

My year in Israel was a life-changing experience. I came in a little scared and unsure of myself and I left feeling like a confident adult. I learned how to live with others and on my own, I learned how to show up to work on time every day, and I learned a ton about Israel and my own Jewish …

Arevim Masa Year of Service - Dylan

Hi, my name is Dylan, and this is a summary of my 2020-2021 Arevim Masa Year of Service.

 

2020 was a strange and unexpected year, and with the development of COVID-19, the world got

put on a sort of pause. This was also the year I graduated high school, and my peers and I were

getting …