Masa project and the Partnership Department

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By Shiran Bittan, Israeli participant in Masa Israel'Community's Mifgashim initiative
 
Hi, my name is Shiran Bittan, 22 years old from Sedot Negev regional council, 4 years active in the Partnership. I would like to share with you my last experience in a joint program between various Partnerships youth and Masa project participants.
 

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Israel Teaching Fellows - Ma'ase Olam

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Program Description

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. The program begins with a month of training including Hebrew ulpan and pedagogical training. Following training, participants will live in small groups throughout Israel and will be placed in schools as English teacher’s aides.
 
Participants will teach for 25 hours per week in their school and will also choose or design a secondary volunteering project in the community in which they live. Successful applicants must have a college degree, have experience in formal or informal education, have previously demonstrated the ability to excel in a cross-cultural environment and be willing to be immerse themselves in Israeli culture.

Highlights

- Ma'ase Olam-MITF takes place in Rehovot (12 miles south of Tel Aviv), one of the central hubs of scientific and academic research in Israel and home to the famous Weizmann Institute and Faculty of Agriculture.
- With a population of 114,000, Rehovot offers a diverse mixture of students and faculty, new immigrants and disadvantaged communities, making it an ideal site for meaningful social work.
- Ma'ase has a long term professional relationship with the municipality of Rehovot, promising an effective and meaningful experience for Ma'ase Olam-MITF participants.‪‪
 
Ma'ase Olam-MITF is a challenging and unique program, suitable for those who wish to play an active role in shaping Israel's future generation while undergoing personal inquiry, study and development.
 
Masa Israel Teaching Fellows is highly subsidized by Masa Israel Journey and the Israeli Ministry of Education, reducing the program fee to $1000, which includes your round-trip flight, health insurance, and a monthly stipend.
 

MITF - Destination Israel

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Program Description

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. The program begins with a group orientation and Hebrew ulpan. Participants will live in small groups in Israel and will be placed in schools as English teacher’s aides.

Participants will teach for a minimum of 25 hours per week in their school and will also choose or design a secondary volunteering project in the community in which they live. Successful applicants must have a college degree, have experience in formal or informal education, have previously demonstrated the ability to excel in a cross-cultural environment and a be willing to be immerse themselves in Israeli culture.

Highlights

 
Ramle-Lod
Destination Israel's flagship program was first established in the city of Ramle-Lod five years ago. A mixed population town with Arab and Jewish Israelis living in co-existence, Ramle is your number one destination to make a deep impact and change the world through education. Once the capital city of Israel, Ramle is considered the hub of Israel, conveniently located between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. If your goal is to serve the community that most needs you, Ramle-Lod is the location for you!
 
Ashdod
Israels fifth largest port city, Ashdod is located on the Mediterranean coast, with a population of over 200,000 people. Many of these people are immigrants from countries such as Morocco, Egypt, Romania, Georgia, Former Soviet Union, Ethiopia, France and Argentina. Over 90% of Ashdod's population is Jewish. Participants live within walking distance to the beach, and convenient public transportation is available to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
 
Masa Israel Teaching Fellows is highly subsidized by Masa Israel Journey and the Israeli Ministry of Education, reducing the program fee to $1000, which includes your round-trip flight, health insurance, and a monthly stipend.
 
For more information, contact:
info@destinationisrael.com
ISRAEL 972732313990
USA 8883519897
CAN  8662696889

 

 

MITF - Israel Experience

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Program Description

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. The program begins with a month of training including Hebrew ulpan and pedagogical training. Following training, participants will live in small groups throughout Israel and will be placed in schools as English teacher’s aides.
 
Participants will teach for 20 hours per week in their school and will also choose or design a secondary volunteering project in the community in which they live. Successful applicants must have a college degree, have experience in formal or informal education, have previously demonstrated the ability to excel in a cross-cultural environment and a be willing to be immerse themselves in Israeli culture.
 

Highlights

Our special MITF cities
 
Rishon LeZion
Only 10 miles south of Tel Aviv you will discover a vibrant and ever-growing community - the city of Rishon LeZion, lying on the beautiful shore line of the Mediterranean Sea. From its early days as the first settlement established by the new immigrants of the first Aliyah back in the late 1800s until our time, the city has rapidly grown to be the fourth largest city in Israel and a metropolitan center of the area. Rishon LeZion offers an urban life style with plenty of shopping centers, restaurants and bars, parks and of course the beach, while still maintaining a strong sense of community  with its special mix of different populations – sabras (native Isrelis), new immigrants from Ethiopia and Former Soviet Union and more.
MITF participants in Rishon LeZion will enjoy living in the center of town, in apartment buildings located no more than a short walking distance from one another, which are close to the central streets of the city offering great restaurants, cafes and shops, as well as convenient public transportation to Tel Aviv.

Petach Tikvah
The ultimate hands-on Israeli living experience awaits you in the city of Petach Tikvah, only 10 miles east of Tel Aviv. Petach Tikvah (“Opening of Hope” in Hebrew) has come a long way since its establishment as the first Jewish agricultural settlement in the center of Israel back in the 1870s, and has become the sixth largest city in the country. Today, Petach Tikvah is one of Israel’s leading business and technology centers, with world-known companies such as Intel and IBM setting their headquarters within the city. There are plenty of shopping centers, restaurants and coffee shops to enjoy around the city, and an excursion to Tel Aviv’s non-stop action is just a short bus ride away. The interesting thing about Petach Tikvah is that alongside these trends of development, the city has kept its simple and authentic, and very “salt of the earth” Israeli nature – with its fabulous open air shuk (market) that offers fresh goods and produce every day, amazing falafel and shawarma stands on the street corners and most importantly its warm people; the population of Petach Tikvah is very diverse and is comprised of Sabra Israelis, secular and religious, Sephardic and Ashenazi, and new immigrants from Ethiopia, Former Soviet Union, and more. If you want to truly immerse yourself in Israeli society and live like an Israeli – Petach Tikvah is the place for you!
 
Masa Israel Teaching Fellows is highly subsidized by Masa Israel Journey and the Israeli Ministry of Education, reducing the program fee to $1000, which includes your round-trip flight, health insurance, and a monthly stipend.
 

For more information, contact:

Rachel Skoff 

+972 52 604 8405 

 

MITF - Masa Tlalim

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Program Description

Photo by: Danielle Meyers, Masa Israel Teaching Fellows in Be'er Sheva


Spend ten months in Israel with Masa Tlalim! You’ll teach English, volunteer, and help close Israel’s educational achievement gap. Masa Israel Teaching Fellows are hands-on English educators who work in classrooms and small group settings in cities across Israel.


By working in Israel’s public school system, Fellows do not just teach English; they also serve as leaders in making their local communities better places to live, learn, and grow. In addition to teaching English, Fellows initiate community volunteer projects for approximately five hours each week.


Masa Tlalim offers teaching fellowships in three locations: Netanya, a beachside community on Israel’s Mediterranean coast; Be'er Sheva, a city in the heart of Israel's Negev Desert with a vibrant young adult population; and Beit She'an, located along the scenic Galilee.


Masa Israel Teaching Fellows is highly subsidized by Masa Israel Journey and the Israeli Ministry of Education, reducing the program fee to $1,000. This fee includes your round-trip flight to Israel, housing, and a monthly stipend.

 


For more information, contact:

Nurit Shai

Nurit@masatlalim.com

Marketing Director-Masa Tlalim

Tel. +972-6306300

 

 

Destination Israel: Eilat Hotel Experience

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Program Description

This 5-month English-language program prepares you for a successful career in the fast-paced world of food service in the hotel and hospitality industry. Work in Israel's premier 5-star hotels with the world's finest European and Israeli clientele. All this with your home nestled in the red hills of Eilat, Israel's most popular resort on the Red Sea.

 

Food service work stations include the kitchen, dining room, and room service. Participants receive public bus transportation in Eilat, a shared and furnished co-ed apartment, Hebrew language instruction, an internationally-recognized bartenders' course, volunteer activities in the community, weekly educational activities, monthly organized trips to other parts of Israel, Israeli medial insurance, 3 free meals daily, and a cash stipend beginning after your first 60 days on the program.

For more information, contact:
info@destinationisrael.com

ISRAEL 972732313990

USA 8883519897

CAN  8662696889

 

 

Kibbutz Ulpan

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Program Description

Want to learn Hebrew while living and working on a kibbutz and taking part in its rich and unique culture? Kibbutz Ulpan is one of the most affordable long-term programs in Israel and offers programs at different kibbutzim throughout the year.
 
Participating in a Kibbutz Ulpan is a time-honored tradition that visitors from all over the world have experienced for more than six decades. Today it is an ideal choice for anyone looking to spend some time away from home to become part of a type of community that only exists in Israel.

Program Dates listed below may not be up to date. We strongly recommend that prospective participant carefully review the Kibbutz Ulpan website and contact the Kibbutz Program Center before making a final decision on the program that they would like to attend.
 
Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu is a Modern Orthodox kibbutz and is suitable for observant participants.
Kibbutz Tzuba is special in that participation is reserved for holders of an academic or professional degree.
 

North Americans: for more information, contact:

Emma Grant-Rosenhead
(212) 462.2764