Caroline was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. She recently graduated from Northwestern University in the School of Communications with a major in radio/TV/film and a minor in dance. Caroline conducted independent research in dance on screen and developed a number of live dance productions for young audiences. During college, she taught literacy in Chicago preschools through Americorps and dance in elementary schools. She is passionate about arts education and is enjoys bringing her creative background into her role as an English teaching fellow at Afikim B’Negev School in Beer Sheva, Israel. Caroline was recently hired as a Hillel International Springboard Fellow at Metro Chicago Hillel.
Emma Lorsch is a recent graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she studied psychology, education and applied psychology. During her time at UCSB, she was actively involved in Santa Barbara Hillel as a social fellow on the student board for three years. During her time on board, she enjoyed planning inclusive Jewish events that brought the community together and sharing Shabbat dinners with her friends. After visiting Israel on Birthright, she realized she wanted to return and experience more of the incredible culture, people and of course, food. She currently lives in Rishon LeZion, Israel. As a teaching fellow, she's able to combine her passion for working with students and dream of living in Israel for a year. She’s excited to be a part of the Masa-Hillel Fellowship and to learn more about Jewish leadership and engagement in the community. When she’s not in the classroom, Emma can be found hiking, hanging at the beach, watching Netflix with her housemates or traveling.
Alicia Rosenbaum is from Mount Laurel N.J. She graduated from Lafayette College with a double major in government and Jewish studies and a minor in philosophy. On campus, she was a part of Hillel, Planned Parenthood, the ice skating club and Literary Magazine. Now, she's an English teaching assistant in Rishon Lezion, Israel and she volunteers once a week at a youth center, playing with children and helping them with homework. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, cooking, trying new foods, and traveling around Israel.
Ben Stone graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa with a bachelor's degree in history and political science, focusing on post-Soviet societies. He has a published academic journal article in the Carleton Review of International Affairs, discussing post-Cold War society and integration in former East Germany. Prior to becoming a Masa Teaching Fellow, Ben worked with several members of the Canadian Parliament and interned with the Centre for Israel & Jewish Affairs (CIJA) Parliamentary Internship program. Now, he's a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow with Israel Outdoors Next, working with third through sixth graders in Rehovot, Israel. Originally from Ottawa, Canada, he has lived in four countries — Canada, Belgium, Singapore and Malaysia.
Sandra Stonebraker Leah Trojan-Greenberg
Sandy was born in Northern California, but grew up in Southern New Hampshire. She was enrolled in Hebrew School until she was "confirmed" in 10th grade. Sandy served as secretary, vice president and president of her temple's youth group in high school. She received her bachelor's degree from Skidmore College and her master's degree from Columbia University. Prior to arriving in Israel, Sandy worked as a high school math teacher in Boston. Now, she participates in Bina's Tikkun Olam program and volunteers with children with disabilities at the Holland Center. She also works with refugee children through the non-profit organization Mesila and serves as the tutoring coordinator at the African Refugee Development Center. In her free time, Sandy loves to read, hang out with family and friends, play games and explore new places.