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Masa Israel Teaching Fellows is a partnership of Masa Israel Journey, Israel’s Ministry of Education, and The Jewish Agency for Israel.
Created to address the achievement gap in Israel’s public education system, the program invites talented, English-speaking college graduates to Israel as English teachers’ aides. It’s a challenging, rewarding experience for our Teaching Fellows, and a vital investment in Israel’s future.
Who we look for?
Masa Israel Teaching Fellows are selected from a competitive applicant pool made up of Jewish college graduates from English-speaking countries. Fellows must have some experience as educators, either formal or informal and must demonstrate the ability to excel in a challenging, cross-cultural environment.
Learn more about the background and experiences of some of our current and past fellows by clicking the pictures above.
The quality of education in Israel’s periphery varies greatly. Schools where Fellows work vary in levels from low to middle socioeconomic statuses, and represent a cross-section of Israeli society. You might work in a class of mixed Arab and Jewish students.
You will work in conjunction with Israeli English teachers to provide support to students both struggling and excelling in the classroom, offering them small group opportunities and one-on-one assistance.
I did MITF because I knew I wanted to teach in the future. I didn’t know where I wanted to teach, but after Birthright I knew I wanted to teach in Israel. I found MITF and it was a perfect program for what I wanted to do.
As I try to fathom how my experience as a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow will motivate me to remain involved when I return to my home communities, I simply strive to be an educational sponge, absorbing and taking in each day and breadth of experiences I
I decided to do MITF because I wanted to take time before I figured out my next move. I also wanted the chance to live in Israel for an extended period of time. I thought what better way to do it whilst teaching in Israel. I love teaching and I have always
loved working with children.
I’d been to Israel a few times, but never for this long. I took Hebrew in college and wanted the chance to really immerse myself in the language and Israeli society. I picked Jerusalem because I wanted to be where everything is happening. Jerusalem had
everything. It had night-life, it had amazing restaurants, and amazing cultural events throughout the year.
I chose to do MITF because I wanted to immerse myself in Israeli culture whilst helping students with their English and exposing them to my Mexican and American heritage. I also wanted to get away from my monotonous lifestyle back home, and MITF definitely
added spontaneity and fun in my everyday life!
The first time I went to Israel was after my freshman year of college, and it was an unbelievable experience. My ten days there were a complete whirlwind that really made me want to go back and spend more time there so I could get to know the country
The books can be found by typing the name of the book in the search bar. It is possible to find them according to grade level or title of the book.
You will fill them out during the first week of school.
If you do not have access to a printer at all, you can use the activities directly form the Toolbox. This requires more time of preparation since you may need to use other teaching aids such as, the class board, a small erasable board, white paper, notebooks, and more.
You may open a question on the Forum. There is a link to the Forum in the upper right corner above the opening banner in the Toolbox.
When you enter the site, click on the blue “Pedagogical Toolbox” bar. Scroll down and select your grade level. Click on the circle for “Books and Workbooks.” There you will be able to download the activities in a Word file format and navigate through the different sections.
The School Visit Forms will help you get to know your school by providing questions that can guide you. In addition, the Forms may help you think of questions on your own.
Make sure you know which activities or teaching resources you will need in advance and where you can find them on the Toolbox. Open the files on your Laptop and use it as an interactive board. The digital books can be opened from the Toolbox, where you can find the listening tasks for the books. You can play the songs and the listening activities during the lessons.
Masa Israel Teaching Fellows is a 10-month fellowship for college graduates who want to make a difference. Contribute to the future success of Israeli children by giving them the essential basis of native spoken English. Teach English while immersing
yourself in Israeli society and become an integral member of the city in which you live, teach and volunteer. MITF is a partnership between Masa Israel Journey and the Ministry of Education. Masa Israel offers a uniquely transformative
experience; we believe that Israel is the perfect platform for young adults who are eager to explore, experience, and develop skills for a lifetime of achievement. Masa Israel Teaching Fellows attracts dedicated, passionate individuals who are looking
for a job opportunity that lets them come to Israel and make a real difference.