Ma’ase Olam’s Israel Teaching Fellows is a joint 10-month service-learning program for college graduates and Israelis ages 21-30 where you will volunteer as an English teacher’s aide in an elementary or middle school in Rehovot.
The program is operated by the Ma’ase organization, which specializes in volunteer and leadership programs for more than 700 young people all over Israel, in order to create a movement for social change. For over a decade, Ma’ase has been running successful volunteer programs and is the recipient of several national awards in the field.
Ma’ase Olam-Israel Teaching Fellows takes place in Rehovot (12 miles south of Tel Aviv), one of the central hubs of scientific and academic research in Israel. Rehovot is home to the famous Weizmann Institute and Faculty of Agriculture of Hebrew University, making it an Israeli college town with many activities and businesses geared toward young people. With a population of 114,000, Rehovot offers a diverse mixture of students and faculty, Russian Jews, Yemenite Jews, Ethiopian Jews, and more.
The Ma'ase organization, through Ma’ase Olam-Israel Teaching Fellows, aims to close the achievement gap in Israel’s education system. You will work for 25-30 hours a week tutoring individual students, teaching small groups, and creating school-wide projects like an English newspaper or spelling bee.
You will also take part in professional training, leadership development, and social justice sessions to develop the knowledge and skills to become an effective agent for change. Topics include: democracy in Israel, minorities in Israeli society, and the meaning of a Jewish State.
-Joint programing and service work with a group of Israelis your age
-Gain from the expertise of the Ma’ase organization and its professional approach to volunteering and service
-Benefit from our service-learning model and leadership development component that trains you to become a change-maker in your home community.
Ma'ase Olam-Israel Teaching Fellows is a challenging program, suitable for those who wish to play an active role in shaping Israel's future generation while engaging with one’s own knowledge and understanding of complex social issues in Israel today.
Israel Teaching Fellows is highly subsidized by Masa Israel Journey and the Israeli Ministry of Education, reducing the program fee to $1,000, which includes fully furnished accommodations, health insurance, and a monthly stipend of 1,300 NIS. You will also be reimbursed for your round-trip flight up to 5,000 NIS.