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

Getting Ready To Travel

by Rebecca Gutman, MITF (Bat Yam)   Well the last couple weeks we have certainly been kept busy. Lots of teaching and seeing the children reach new milestones in their reading.   We did a review the other day of everything they had learnt so far and it was amazing at how much they remembered. It Continue Reading

DAY 96

by Erica Weiner, MITF (Beit She’an) My lesson this week is all about Hanukkah! I made a great poster! I had 5th and 4th grade lessons today. We discussed how I celebrate Hanukkah in the States with my family and how they celebrate in Beit She’an with their family. It was interesting trying to tell Continue Reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

by Heather Hammerling,  MITF Netanya Yesterday, I had the opportunity to teach my students about the wonderful holiday of Thanksgiving! The students had so much fun learning about all of the foods we eat and talking about all of the things that they are thankful for. For our activity, I had the students create “turkey crowns” that they Continue Reading

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

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