Humans of Masa presenting Hannah Scofield

Hannah Scofield is from Wyoming, and studied Integrated Science (Physics & Chemistry) at the University of Denver.  Today, you can find her living and working in Be’er Sheva with the Masa Israel Teaching Fellows through Israel Outdoors NEXT.     Why come to Israel? Coming to Israel was a bit of a sudden decision but Continue Reading

Humans of Masa presenting Skye Formanek

Skye Formanek is originally from Michigan, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Grand Valley State University.  Today, you can find her living and teaching in Rishon L’Tziyon, Israel with Masa Israel Teaching Fellows through Israel Experience.   Q: Why Israel?  The first time I had ever been to Israel was on Continue Reading

Humans of Masa presenting Erin Goldsman

Erin Goldsman is originally from Montreal, Canada. She graduated from McGill University with a Bachelors of Education. Today, you can find Erin living and teaching in Netanya, Israel with Masa Israel Teaching Fellows and Israel Outdoor Next (The Ion). Q: Why Israel? I was blessed with the opportunity to join the first initiative of the Continue Reading

Days 276-294. Erica Weiner, MITF (Beit She'an)

Okay, first I have to apologize that I haven’t posted in almost 3 weeks. My avoidance to writing these blogs is apparent, as I really don’t want this year to end. If I don’t write about the final weeks that mean the end isn’t near, right?! The first weekend in June, Noam, Anna, hope, Hannah, Continue Reading

English Day

by Heather Hammerling, MITF Netanya   Wow, I cannot believe it is already June and my final month as an MITF fellow. SO much has happened between my last blog post! However, since it is the end of the school year and I am trying to fit in all I can before I go- my Continue Reading

Yam l’yam- Hiking Sea to Sea

by Heather Hammerling, MITF Netanya During a heat wave in May- my roommate Annie and I decided to hike the yam l’yam trail. This is one of the most popular hiking trails in Israel-it crosses the country from west to east, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Sea of Galilee. The trail is typically done in 4 days, Continue Reading

Life as a Teaching Fellow in Beit She'an

School is very busy as I am preparing for English Day! English Day is a day that all of us fellows coordinate. Gilboa’s english day is May 15 and Noam’s english day is May 23rd. So I am very busy! Four of the five schools decided to work together to make the planning a bit Continue Reading


  by Rebecca Gutman, MITF Bat Yam   Break time! Hello again! It has definitely been a while this time. A lot has happened over the last several weeks! Last week I got to spend an informative week with the Masa Leadership Accelerator learning about adaptive leadership. We learned about adaptive leadership and got to take it Continue Reading

Weekend with Orly

by Heather Hammerling, MITF Netanya   Over the weekend, one of the English teachers at my school invited me to her home for Shabbat. Her name is Orly, she teaches the 6th graders and we co-teach together once a week. From the first moment I met Orly, I liked her! She is extremely warm and a great English Continue Reading

I have been a little Mia while on MITF…

by Rebecca Gutman, MITF (Bat Yam) SO it’s been a while since my last post. Things have been picking up here. Not only do we work in schools, but now we are volunteering, going to Ulpan (learning Hebrew) and have meetings with our pedagogical advisor. The new year has been filled with activity. We went on Continue Reading

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