Israel Teaching Fellows: A Year of Service for Israel

Israel Teaching Fellows: A Year of Service for Israel

Israel Teaching Fellows: A Year of Service for Israel

June 23, 2011

Masa Israel, an organization most widely known for its assistance for Jewish students spending a year in Israel, has initiated a groundbreaking program for the young Jewish community.
Israel Teaching Fellows, a program created in partnership with the Israeli Ministry of Education, will allow 100 college graduates from the US or Canada to travel to Israel for a year and volunteer as English language teachers in the Israeli school system.
 
"This program is inspired by the thousands of young Jewish adults who travel to Israel looking to give back to Israeli society, says Aaron Goldberg, Director of Marketing and Communications for Masa Israel. "It represents an incredible personal and professional opportunity for these young adults, but also opportunities for Israeli students to learn English from native speakers and to build bridges between Jewish communities in North America and Israel."
 
According to Goldberg, this is the first large-scale program of its kind, specifically working within the Israeli educational system. Masa is taking its cue from other successful educator volunteer programs working in different countries across the globe, such as in Korea, France, and Chile.
 

From Intern to Business Partner

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When Orange Coast College student Chad Schaeffer was considering his study abroad options, he learned that he could intern at an international marketing firm in Tel Aviv, gain professional experience for his merchandising and marketing major, and earn college credit.
 

Life After York: Finding my way

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By Dori Tenenbaum, Career Israel
 
Since kindergarten I have always known what was next: elementary school, high school, then university. At the end of my undergraduate degree I was faced, for the first time in my life, with a real choice of what to do.
 
Did I want to go to graduate school? Did I want to try my luck in the job market?
 

Good things are growing in Gedera

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“The first time I tried to grow them for the greenhouse, the seedlings all died – I forgot to water them,” says Annie Shore, without sounding a bit guilty. Her second time around, she was more successful.
 

African Refugee Seder with Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa

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Recently many of the current volunteers and alumni of Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa shared their Jewich culture by participating in an early Passover seder with about 500 African migrants in South Tel Aviv.
 

Videos

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Bar Ilan University

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Ayalim Entrepreneurs

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Arava Institute for Environmental Studies

 

Israel Pathways - Israel Corps

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Program Description

Spend 5 months volunteering alongside Israeli peers and make an impact in a community in Israel’s Galilee region. Live on the ecological Kibbutz Harduf for Israel’s version of the Peace Corps! Throughout the program, you will participate in social entrepreneurship and coexistence training, professional-development workshops, Jewish service-learning courses, project mentorship, study Hebrew and Arabic and receive meaningful volunteer placements.  Along the way, participants will crisscross the country on a series of travel experiences that take you beyond the typical tour.

 
Israel Corps is specially subsidized in partnership with the Jewish Agency’s “Project TEN: Global Tikkun Olam” initiative, a service learning initiative supporting communities throughout the world and in Israel. As a part of Project TEN, eligible Israel Corps participants only pay $1,300, and the program covers meals, accommodations, activities, travel seminars and more.
 
 

For more information, contact:

Yael Silverman 
(p):013 219 7850

 

 

IDC - M.A. in Government: Thesis Track

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Program Description

The M.A. in Government with Thesis at IDC Herzliya Lauder School of Government Diplomacy and Strategy is intended for students who plan scholarly careers involving research and teaching. While research is at the core of the program, it also includes a selection of core and elective courses as well as directed study with a faculty advisor.
 
The program offers basic and advanced courses in government, politics, and international affairs, as well as interdisciplinary skills and will provide you with a practical and theoretical understanding of the field.
 

*Please note that receiving a Masa scholarship does not imply automatic acceptance to IDC.  The IDC application is a separate process and acceptance is dependent on meeting academic criteria.