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WUJS Student Profile- Jessica Fass

Name: Jessica Fass, 28
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
WUJS Track: Tel Aviv Internship
College: Chapman University
Major: Film/TV, Screenwriting

Why did you decide to take 6 months and come to Israel?

I first came to Israel for my Taglit-birthright trip last year and it was an amazing experience. I stayed in the country for one month and I realized that I could actually see myself living here one day. I figured WUJS would be a great way to test out the Israeli living waters, have organized trips, learn some Hebrew, and push myself out of my comfort zone. I wanted to experience Israeli culture and society first-hand since these are my people, the chosen people. :) Also, I was working in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles and was recently laid off so I wanted to try something new & different.

What are you doing while on WUJS?
I am working for WUJS as the Marketing and Public Relations Intern. I am going to be making videos, updating the blog, and doing the WUJS Facebook and Twitter. It is perfect for me because I love writing, being creative, being social, and WUJS!

What are you looking forward to the most?
Meeting tons of new Israeli friends and having fun mini-adventures around Israel. I am also hoping to learn more Hebrew as I meet more people and travel around. My favorite Israeli expression so far is: "Yalla, bye!"

What are you nervous about?
Getting lost or having a mean bus driver, haha. And I hope I have time to see and do everything I want to. But no matter what happens, I know I will have a great time in Israel.

Where else have you traveled in the world?
Not much, so this is a great experience for me! I've been to England, Paris, Italy, and all around the US.

What Israeli food are you hoping to eat a lot of during your time in Israel?
Israeli lattes, Nutella, yogurt, Israeli salads, omelets, challah, and all the pastries are amazing!

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WUJS Student Profile- Sophie Katz

Name: Sophie Katz, 25
Hometown: Antwerp, Belgium
WUJS Track: Intern Tel Aviv
College: Cass Business School London & University of Manchester
Major: Politics & Modern History

Why did you decide to take 6 months and come to Israel?

I'm debating whether or not I would like to make Alyiah and WUJS is a perfect opportunity for me check out if it's the right decision for me.

What are you doing while on WUJS?

Interning at Israel Tennis Center

What are you looking forward to the most?
I am looking forward to interning and seeing what day to day work life will be like in Tel Aviv.

What are you nervous about?
I'm nervous that I may not like Tel Aviv and Israeli living. There are so many differences culturally.

Where else have you traveled in the world?
All around Europe, Australia, China, Thailand, Mexico, United States, Morocco...

What Israeli food are you hoping to eat a lot of during your time in Israel?
Za'atar is delicious, it goes with everything!



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WUJS Student Profile- Amy Levy

Name: Amy Levy, 24
Hometown: London
WUJS Track: Tel Aviv Internship

Why did you decide to take 6 months and come to Israel?

I love Israel and have always felt a real connection with it. I'm considering making Aliyah, so this seemed a perfect opportunity to test it out!

What are you doing while on WUJS?
I am working for SACH (Save a Child's Heart) and Telalivit (an online guide to life in Tel Aviv).


What are you looking forward to the most?
Learning Hebrew, connecting with Israel, experiencing Israeli culture, meeting new people etc etc.

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WUJS Student Profile- Dina Silberstein

Name: Dina Silberstein, 27
Hometown: Little Neck, NY
WUJS Track: Internship- Tel Aviv


Why did you decide to take 6 months and come to Israel?
I just finished my MBA in Real Estate and I was looking to gain experience in the real estate development field however because of the economy not much was happening in New York so I thought what better place to try than Tel Aviv.

What are you doing while on WUJS?

I am working at a Real Estate Development company. I am working on projects at various stages of completion.

What are you looking forward to the most?

To travel around Israel and get to know Israel as a resident. To fluently speak hebrew and to meet many new people in the process.


What are you nervous about?
Not having enough time to do and see everything I would like to while I am in Israel.


Where else have you traveled in the world?
London, Paris, all over the USA. I am hoping to travel to Greece, Italy, Sweden, Copenhagen, and Norway after my internship program is over.


What Israeli food are you hoping to eat a lot of during your time in Israel?
Fruits, vegetables, cheeses, falafel, hummus and desserts.

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Want to follow Dina's time on WUJS? Check out her blog! http://nycgirlsguidetoisrael.blogspot.com/

WUJS Student Profile- Sherri Lichtman

Name: Sherri Lichtman, 26
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
WUJS Track: Tel-Aviv Internship
College: University of Maryland School of Law
Major: Law

Why did you decide to take 6 months and come to Israel?
To have the opportunity to experience a new country while having real life, every day interactions that would benefit me (hopefully) with respect to my job search when I return home.

What are you doing while on WUJS?
I am working at a law office doing research and problem solving.

What are you looking forward to the most?
Getting to know my way around Tel Aviv and taking advantage of all it has to offer.

What are you nervous about?
Doing well in my internship and getting lost.

Where else have you traveled in the world?
Around the US.

What Israeli food are you hoping to eat a lot of during your time in Israel?
Falafel!

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