What is Home?

By Sydney Peterson, Masa Israel Teaching Fellow in Be’er Sheva Pixabay Walking down that marble ramp for yet another time, I can’t tell you how it felt. I was home. For once home wasn’t landing in a small airport and being able to run into my mom’s arms just a couple of minutes after departing Continue Reading

The Jerusalem Report: A Surprisingly Unorthodox Education Minister?

By Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman Education Minister Naftali Bennett has pushed for smaller class sizes with more opportunities for one-on-one instruction. (photo credit: SASSON TIRAM) … Bennett also has shifted the focus of the English curriculum from literary to practical spoken and written English, which he believes is increasingly essential in the modern world. He has explored Continue Reading

The New York Jewish Week: New PUsh For Teaching English In Israel

Masa teaching fellows program set to double as demand increases. By Amy Sara Clark Casey Spellman teaches a 5th grade class a song to help them remember how to spell the word chicken at the Rimalt school in Netanya. COURTESY OF CASEY SPELLMAN For a week every year, Casey Spellman gets on a plane and Continue Reading

The Jerusalem Post: Masa and Education Ministry to Increase English Teachers into Israeli Schools

By Lidar Gravé-Lazi “This program offers young teachers the rare opportunity to develop their professional skills and engage in self-discovery while having a deep impact on the ground in Israel.” Naftali Bennett. (photo credit:MARC ISRAEL SELLEM) Masa Israel Journey, a leader in providing immersive international experience in Israel, announced that in the coming year it Continue Reading

English-Speaking Teaching Fellows in Israeli Schools to Double

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2017 CONTACT: Sara Koenig, West End Strategy Team SKoenig@westendstrategy.com; Office: (212) 498-9300; Cell: (917) 420-0303 Masa Israel Journey to Bring 300 Young Professionals into Israeli Classrooms Next School Year NEW YORK—Masa Israel Journey, the leader in immersive international experiences in Israel, announced today that it will double the number of Continue Reading

San Diego Jewish World: 300 ESL Teachers Needed in Israel

NEW YORK (Press Release)—Masa Israel Journey, the leader in immersive international experiences in Israel, announced Tuesday that it will double the number of participants in its flagship Masa Israel Teaching Fellows program, beginning this coming school year. The expansion will bring 300 young professionals into classrooms across Israel to teach English as a Second Language. Continue Reading

The Jerusalem Post: New Lessons From My Old Elementary School

By Liran Avisar Students in a classroom [Illustrative]. (photo credit:REUTERS)   The fellows lead small group instruction and tutoring, providing a more specialized study environment and increased personal attention. I recently returned to my sleepy northern Israel hometown of Migdal Ha’emek to see my old elementary school through different eyes. My first-grade teacher is still Continue Reading

The Forward: Why the U.S. Presidential Election Matters for Israel's Environment

  By Toby Mirman, Masa Israel Teaching Fellow Israelis are interested in the U.S. presidential election. But who ends up in the White House does not only impact the most obvious foreign policy initiatives – military aid, the future of the Iran nuclear deal, a potential two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians. I see the Continue Reading

Jewish Business News: English Speaking Jewish Students To Receive Teaching Fellowships In Israel

College graduates ages 21 to 30 who are interested in teaching English to Israeli children, while embarking on a journey that will change their lives, are invited to apply to participate in the 2017-2018 class of Masa Israel Teaching Fellows. The Masa Israel Teaching Fellows program is a partnership between Masa Israel Journey, Israel’s Ministry Continue Reading

The Roanoke Times: Lid: Finding My Spark – From Roanoke to Israel

Shaina Lidd taught English in Rahat, Israel, as a 2015-16 Masa Israel Teaching Fellow. By Shaina Lidd When the clock struck midnight on January 1, 2015, I wasn’t full of joy, but panic. It was officially my graduation year, and I felt as lost as ever. In just five short months, I would be graduating Continue Reading