Masa Israel Teaching Fellows
A partnership of Masa Israel Journey, Israel’s Ministry of Education, and the Jewish Agency for Israel, Masa Israel Teaching Fellows aims to close the achievement gap in Israel’s education system by placing English-speaking college graduates as English teacher’s aides in schools throughout Israel.
Masa Israel Teaching Fellows are Jewish young adults from English-speaking countries. Fellows must have completed undergraduate college degrees and must have some experience as educators (formal or informal). They must demonstrate the ability to excel in a challenging, cross-cultural environment and to be immersed in Israeli society.
Orientation & Training
During the first three weeks of the program, Fellows partake in intensive training created and lead by Israel’s Ministry of Education. Top educators from across Israel come together to build your teaching skills and prepare you the Israeli classroom experience. Throughout the program, Fellows will also receive intensive Hebrew instruction.
After your training, you will work hands-on with your peers, volunteering 25-30 hours a week in a public school leading small group tutoring classes in your city. As an educated English speaker, you can contribute to Israel by strengthening the English skills of students lacking in language skills and opportunities to engage with native English speakers. In addition to teaching English, Fellows choose a secondary community volunteer project for approximately five hours a week, with different options available depending on your city placement and according to your background and interests.
In additional to classroom and volunteer experiences, Masa Israel Teaching Fellows also includes excursions and cultural travel experiences all around Israel, designed to expose you to modern Israeli society, the many layers of Jewish history, and the natural beauty of Israel. Every trip is led by professional guides, and all of the travel expenses are included. Evening programs such as speakers, presentations, and organized social nights are also scheduled periodically. Outside of scheduled programming, nights, weekends, and holidays are free for you to explore Israel on your own!
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