The Jerusalem Post: New Lessons From My Old Elementary School

By Liran Avisar Students in a classroom [Illustrative]. (photo credit:REUTERS)   The fellows lead small group instruction and tutoring, providing a more specialized study environment and increased personal attention. I recently returned to my sleepy northern Israel hometown of Migdal Ha’emek to see my old elementary school through different eyes. My first-grade teacher is still Continue Reading

The Forward: Why the U.S. Presidential Election Matters for Israel's Environment

  By Toby Mirman, Masa Israel Teaching Fellow Israelis are interested in the U.S. presidential election. But who ends up in the White House does not only impact the most obvious foreign policy initiatives – military aid, the future of the Iran nuclear deal, a potential two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians. I see the Continue Reading

Jewish Business News: English Speaking Jewish Students To Receive Teaching Fellowships In Israel

College graduates ages 21 to 30 who are interested in teaching English to Israeli children, while embarking on a journey that will change their lives, are invited to apply to participate in the 2017-2018 class of Masa Israel Teaching Fellows. The Masa Israel Teaching Fellows program is a partnership between Masa Israel Journey, Israel’s Ministry Continue Reading

The Roanoke Times: Lid: Finding My Spark – From Roanoke to Israel

Shaina Lidd taught English in Rahat, Israel, as a 2015-16 Masa Israel Teaching Fellow. By Shaina Lidd When the clock struck midnight on January 1, 2015, I wasn’t full of joy, but panic. It was officially my graduation year, and I felt as lost as ever. In just five short months, I would be graduating Continue Reading

eJewish Philanthropy: Applications Now Open for English Teaching Fellowships in Israel

College graduates ages 21 to 30 who are interested in teaching English to Israeli children are invited to apply to participate in the 2017-2018 class of Masa Israel Teaching Fellows. The Masa Israel Teaching Fellows program is a partnership between Masa Israel Journey, Israel’s Ministry of Education, and The Jewish Agency for Israel. The prestigious Continue Reading

New Collaboration Seeks to Address Academic Achievement Gaps in Israel

New partnership allows Masa Israel Teaching Fellows to receive additional training at Tel Aviv University before entering Israeli classrooms JERUSALEM – For the first time in the program’s prestigious history, a new cohort of Jewish college graduates from English-speaking countries will soon begin coursework at Tel Aviv University to learn best practices in classroom management, Continue Reading

Rishon Lezion with MITF: First Impressions

Written by Alicia Schneider, Current Masa Israel Teaching Fellow from Canada   After a whirlwind summer of traveling solo through Asia followed almost immediately by the jam-packed schedule of Taglit-Birthright, it was a relief to finally lay my backpack down in a place I could call home for a little while. Rishon Lezion, literally: the Continue Reading

10 Reasons to Spend 10 Months in Israel

Whether you love to teach, know or want to explore a thing or two about Judaism or just want an excuse to live in Israel, spending ten months as a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow is the perfect amount of time to soak up everything the Holy Land has to offer.   1.September | Kick Off Continue Reading

5 Things to Know Before Teaching English in Israel

Written by Allison Paisner, Masa Israel Teaching Fellow Alumna 1. Prepare to Pursue your Passions Speaking of passions, MITF is your chance to pursue (or even find) them! Yes, you’ll be teaching during the week, and you’ll be busy at school. But the day only spans from 8 am-2 pm in most cases. This means Continue Reading

First Adventures in Israel

By Katie Spector, Masa Israel Teaching Fellow in Beit She’an   I’ve now been in Israel 6 days and let me tell you how fantastic it is! We went to the Golan Heights for a seminar and spent time with the other Masa Tlalim members from Be’er Sheva and Netyana. It was great getting to Continue Reading

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