Jamie Simon-Meyer, 22, Milwaukee, WI
University of Delaware, Elementary Teacher Education
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Track: WUJS Intern Tel-Aviv
Internship: The Jaffa Institute
The Jaffa Institute is a private, non-profit, multi-service social agency that assists thousands of disadvantaged children and their families. Their mission is to provide educational, recreational and social enrichment programs to help break the cycle of poverty. The Jaffa Institute works with children from Jaffa, South Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and more. Click here learn more The Jaffa Institute
How did you hear about this WUJS Israel program?
Research from MASA. Find out more @ Masa: WUJS Intern Tel Aviv
What responsibilities will you have during this internship?
I am interning at a NPO that works to help the underprivileged Arab and Israeli children and their families in Jaffa and Southern Tel-Aviv and learn to coexist peacefully. I am also an assistant coach for a few Arab/Israeli soccer teams.
What are your goals for this internship program?
I hope to become more fluent in Hebrew, make tons of new friends, learn about myself, travel get new experiences and be involved in things I have never tried and may never get a chance to do again.
Have you had any difficulties settling in?
I bought salt but it was terrible! It was the correct purchase, but I didn't bother to look at the type that I was buying.
What did your friends say when you told them your plan to come to Israel?
They were very jealous that I chose to flee the country and wanted to come along.