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

Days 139-145

by Erica Weiner, MITF (Beit She’an)  Last week during one of the break our kids had a “celebrating 70 years party”! There were different stations, some kids were selling bamba, soup, falafel, and then there were other stations, decorating balloons and making confetti cannons. It was so much fun! Unfortunately I did not take pictures! Continue Reading

Hanukkah Break

by Heather Hammerling, MITF Netanya Over Hanukkah break, I had the amazing opportunity to show my mom around Israel! She flew in for 10 days, even though it went by quickly-she had a great time and I loved having her here. We started in Netanya, and stayed at Hotel Margoa. It’s a great hotel right near the beach Continue Reading

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