The real hands on experience

By RIVKAH GINAT
August 8, 2013 09:45

Tikkun Olam aims to give participants a glimpse of the country beyond Taglit-Birthright.




Tikkun Olam youth program

Tikkun Olam youth program521. (photo credit:courtesy)

The organizers of MASA’s Tikkun Olam program certainly don’t sugarcoat the Israel experience. That was fine with participant Elliot Glassenberg, who says he struggled for years with his relationship with Israel.

“I knew that if I came here, I would need to find a community that I was comfortable with,” he says. “To be part of a solution and not a problem. I wouldn’t have been able to come on a program that had not let me embrace being critical of Israel.”

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