Jewish Agency, Ministry of Education Launch Israeli Teach for America

Jewish Agency, Ministry of Education Launch Israeli Teach for America

Jewish Agency, Ministry of Education Launch Israeli Teach for America

October 6, 2011

Seeking to address the widespread under-performance of youth in low-income communities, while offering a unique Israel experience to participants, Israel Teaching Fellows launched this week.
A new, joint, initiative of the Ministry of Education and Masa Israel Journey, the program brings 75 university graduates from North America to Israel to volunteer as English teachers in schools across the country. In doing so, Israel is joining a handful of countries who “import” English teachers from abroad, including Japan, South Korea and France.
 
Immediately following the high holidays, the volunteers will be placed in elementary schools in Petah Tikva, Rishon Lezion, Rehovot, Netanya, Ramle and Lod. Following an initial training period, the volunteers will live in small groups in these communities and teach for 20 hours a week. The fellows will also design secondary volunteer projects in their host communities. Ongoing pedagogical support, Hebrew ulpan, host families and trips will be provided throughout their time in Israel.
 
The program’s launch event took place at Beit Hatfutsot, The Museum of the Jewish People, in Tel Aviv on Monday.
 
Israel Teaching Fellows is an initiative of the Ministry of Education and Masa Israel Journey, a project of the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Government of Israel.
 

Wash U. Among Top Universities Picked For Study Abroad Grants for Programs in Israel

Wash U. Among Top Universities Picked For Study Abroad Grants for Programs in Israel

October 4, 2011

Washington University’s Olin Business School is one of eight top American universities chosen to receive a $25,000 grant for study abroad programs in Israel in 2011 and 2012. 
The funding comes, in part, from Jewish Federation of St. Louis through the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) and Masa Israel Journey, a New York non- profit supported by the Israeli government and JAFI. JAFI is a Jewish Federation of St. Louis international beneficiary agency.
 
Masa Israel Journey provides simple access to gap year, study abroad, post-college, and volunteer programs in Israel and helps participants navigate the entire process. 
 
The Olin Business School is partnering with the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzlilya, which teaches information technology and global markets. “Olin was chosen because we’ve been able to create study programs in Israel that focus on business administration and entrepreneurship,” said Steve Malter,Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Student Development & Strategic Initiatives, undergraduate programs at Olin Business School. 
 
“Our goal specifically is to examine how the Israeli economy has performed so well. There is so much going on in business. This is a country with few natural resources and almost no geographic trading partners that experiences tremendous economic success on a worldwide scale,” Dr. Malter pointed out. He explained that for the semester IDC program, the students take courses, intern, conduct original research and write a paper. “Three students participated last year working for start-up companies that were acquired for tens of millions of dollars when the students were in Israel. Talk about an experience that can’t be taught anywhere else…"
 
 

Young Dentists - Israel Experience

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Program Description

Young Dentists enables you to become familiar with the Israel dental system while strengthening your connection to Israeli society.
 
This is an exclusive academic program with job training in the dental field. Successful completion of the program opens up the doors to the field, extending your range of opportunities for professional development, career and financial independence.
 

Yahel Social Change

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Program Description

The Yahel Social Change Program combines hands-on volunteer work with in-depth learning and immersion in a local Israeli neighborhood. Two locations are now available; Work with the Arab-Israeli community in Lod, or the Ethiopian-Israeli community in Ramat Eliyahu, Rishon LeZion. Yahel partners with local grassroots organizations working in the fields of empowerment, community development and education. 

As a participant, you’ll have the opportunity to work in local schools, youth centers, nonprofit organizations and community gardens and learn about important social justice issues such as minorities in Israel, community activism, relations between secular and religious populations, refugee and asylum seekers, and more.

Flight: Included

 

For more information, contact:

Nina Wanerman
US Phone:  +1.914.336.4807
Israel Cell: +972.54.877.7586
nina@yahelisrael.com
 
The Yahel Social Change Program is highly subsidized, reducing the program fee to as little as $1000 for eligible participants, which includes coverage of your round-trip flight.

 

 

Reformism - Your Personal & Professional Future

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Program Description

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Conservative Yeshiva

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Program Description

The Conservative Yeshiva is a welcoming, egalitarian and diverse learning community offering men and women the opportunity to seriously explore traditional Jewish texts.
 
You will study classical texts in the traditional chevruta (preparing with a study partner) and shiur (seminar-type classes) in an environment that is open to the wisdom of modern scholarship and the challenges of social change. Courses are offered at multiple levels in a flexible program accommodating student’s individual interests.
 

For more information, contact:

US: (781) 325-4631
 

Maslul Ishi - ITrack

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Program Description

Maslul Ishi is a customizable program designed by the Habonim Dror youth movement that allows you to choose your own personal experience in Israel. Whether you wish to study at an academic institution, intern at an Israeli company or volunteer at an international NGO, Maslul Ishi staff will work with you to create your own personal “path” in Israel.
 
The program includes mandatory Hebrew language study and ongoing support and guidance from a professional and knowledgeable staff. Depending on your interests, the staff will help you to create your own personal tailor-made program.
 

Hebrew University Graduate Studies

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Program Description

Hebrew University's non-degree graduate program offers a flexible academic framework for students who wish to participate in seminars and language courses from a variety of areas. While this program does not offer a degree, a full transcript will be provided in order to facilitate the transfer of credit to the student's home university. 
 
The areas covered by the program are precisely those for which the Hebrew University has acquired a reputation for excellence, and where Israel and Jerusalem provide a natural environment for advanced academic work: Biblical and Jewish Studies, Religion, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish Education, Israeli Society and Politics, and Nonprofit Management and Leadership. Language instruction is offered in Modern Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew, Akkadian, Biblical Aramaic, Literary Arabic, Colloquial Arabic and Greek.
 
Students who decide to pursue a graduate degree at the Hebrew University at either the Rothberg International School or one of the Hebrew University faculties/schools may use their time in the Graduate Year Program to improve their Hebrew and fulfill certain degree requirements. 
 

For more information, please contact:

972-2-58833482
 

Tel Aviv University International MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

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Program Description

English is the global language learned and taught in most countries around the world. As such, there is a growing demand for well-trained TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) experts with professional knowledge in English language teaching, curriculum planning, designing online programs for English learning, language testing and assessment, and more.
 
The M.A. in TESOL at Tel Aviv University is taught in English by distinguished professors of the Language Education program in the School of Education and consists of two interrelated components: academic studies in the field of English language teaching, and teaching internships in Israeli schools and institutions of higher education. Students receive close personal guidance and professional support in both university studies and in school practice. In addition, students participate in intensive Hebrew language studies (Ulpan). Graduates are awarded a Master of Arts degree in TESOL,which enables them to work in a wide variety of positions in the field including instruction and administration, textbook and test development, professional training and more.
 

For more information, contact:

 
 

Dance Journey

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Program Description

Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (KCDC) hosts a unique 5-month international dance program known as Dance Journey. Open to dancers 18-35 years of age from around the world, this incredible program provides an outstanding opportunity for professional development while dancing side-by-side with KCDC dancers while learning from one of the leading dance companies in the world.
 
Types of academic accreditation: Recognized an apprentice program by some academic institutions.
Types of certification: Upon completion, participants receive an official letter of recommendations upon request.
 

For more information, visit: