Dear Family, Friends, Community Members, and Other Readers,
As many of you know, in the past few years Israel has become an extremely meaningful part of my life. Israel and Israel-related activities have become the source of many of my most meaningful friendships, learning experiences, and academic explorations. This past summer I was lucky enough to participate in my Birthright trip, extending my stay for an eye-opening, life-changing two months. My most recent trip, my studies, and my involvement with Israel advocacy on campus have culminated in my latest, and perhaps largest, life decision: I am proud to announce that I have decided to return to Israel in February of 2014 to participate in an internship program, after which I will go on to pursue my masters degree in Israel studies.
I’ve been accepted to the Oranim Israel Way Tel Aviv Internship Experience—a five-month internship program with Israeli companies in Tel Aviv. Through this program I will also be engaging in a community service component, Hebrew language studies, and professional seminars. Upon completion of the program I will continue my Hebrew language studies through the summer and begin my masters program in October. This timeline puts me in Israel for the next 2-3 years.
As I prepare to embark on this grand journey I can anticipate quite a few challenges, one of the largest being financial. For that reason I am seeking financial assistance through many outlets, including grants, personal savings, and fundraising.
I would like to ask you to please consider supporting my endeavors with a much-appreciated financial contribution. Anything you are able to contribute will be greatly appreciated—Every penny counts. If not, that is ok, moral support is also welcome.
Contributions can be made online at http://www.gofundme.com/4vrqyc, or by mail to: Amy Albertson 372 Florin Road #148 Sacramento, CA 95831