Located only 30 minutes north of Tel Aviv, Netanya serves as a vital social and economic link between the northern and southern parts of Israel. Netanya is home to many start-ups and hi-tech companies. Immigrants make up 35% of the population, mostly coming from France and Ethiopia.
With its seemingly never-ending promenades, Netanya’s nine miles of white sand beaches, wild cliffs, and green parks rank among the most beautiful in the world.
After an initial period of pedagogical training, you will work alongside one or more of your peers 25 hours each week in a public school, leading small group tutoring sessions. Most of the schools are a 30-40 minute commute in the morning. In addition to teaching English, you will work on secondary community volunteer projects for approximately three hours each week.
The Masa Israel Teaching Fellows apartments are centrally located in downtown Netanya. Many Fellows live on the same floor and most rooms are doubles. The apartments are a five-minute walk to local restaurants, nightlife activities, the beach, and main promenade. The apartment is also walking distance from the main bus station with connections throughout Israel.
I love Netanya. The weather is great, it’s not too crowded, and most people speak English. The Chinese place on Shtampper is amazing and all the gelato and ice cream places on the Promenade are fantastic. I never have trouble finding anything I need and everything is in walking distance. The shuk has pretty much everything. The sheruts and buses are also convenient if I need something further out of Netanya.
Taylor King, 2013-2014 Fellow
Masa Israel Teaching Fellows in Netanya 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.