Beit She’an is a city of 20,000 residents located in the southern Galilee along the Jordan River Valley. Beit She’an locals are a blend of immigrants from Morocco, North Africa, Iraq, Persia, the Former Soviet Union, Ukraine and Ethiopia.
Beit She’an is located in one of Israel’s most fertile regions. Many springs flow in the valley, the biggest attraction being “Gan Hashelosha” (aka “The Sachne”), which was chosen by Time Magazine as one of the 20 most beautiful sites in the world. The valley is well known for its warm climate and mild winters.
After an initial period of pedagogical training, you will work alongside one or more of your peers 25-30 hours each week in a public school, leading small group tutoring sessions. In addition to teaching English, you will work on a secondary community volunteer project for approximately five hours each week, which you can choose according to your background and interests.
Beit She’an is well known for its warm and hospitable community and family atmosphere. Neighbors are quick to bring by food or invite you over for Shabbat dinner. Fellows currently live in a fully-furnished house surrounded by date trees and are provided bicycles to get around the town. Be’it Sha’an also offers breathtaking scenery and fellows have ample time to explore the town’s incredible natural beauty.
Fellows in Beit She’an receive additional programming benefits courtesy of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and their longstanding sister-city relationship with Beit She’an.
Masa Israel Teaching Fellows in Beit She’an is organized by Israel Pathways. Israel Pathways is part of Tlalim-Authentic Israel, an educational travel company that also organizes Israel Outdoors – the most popular Taglit-Birthright Israel experience. For over 30 years, Pathways has shared the beauty of Israel with Jewish travelers from around the world. Their mission is to provide participants with an enriching and eye-opening experience in Israel that uses informal education and an inclusive approach, to create a fun and meaningful environment.