American Jews teach Israeli kids English

(Ynetnews) — Petah Tikva’s Yad Lebanim elementary school acts under the banner of excellence and courtesy and emphasizes these issues among its students. In addition, the school has chosen to break the language barrier by having native English speakers teach its students English. These studies were made possible thanks to the MASA project, which brings Continue Reading

Changing Lives: Teacher Changes Lives — Her Students’ and Her Own — in Israel.

(Detroit Jewish News) — Growing up as a Conservative Jew in Bloomfield Hills, I knew the basics of the religion and of Israel. I went to Hillel Day School in Farmington Hills. I celebrated holidays, went to shul and believed in God. That is, until I was 17 and my dad passed away. At that Continue Reading

Meeting a teaching challenge

(New Jersey Jewish Standard) — Like the majority of 75 Israel Teaching Fellows, Samuel Azner of Hackensack discovered the Jewish homeland through a 10-day Birthright trip and wanted to return for a longer stay. Now he is more than halfway through a pilot 10-month service program conceived to provide English teachers in underprivileged communities. “My Continue Reading

College Grads Forgo US Job Search to Teach in Israel

(Arutz Sheva 7) — Some 200 North Americans will be able to volunteer as teachers’ aides in next year’s Israel Teaching Fellows (ITF) program. This year’s pilot program, which saw the placement of 68 Jewish North American young adults, was successful enough to more than triple the number of placements for next year. The program, Continue Reading

American Jews teach Israeli kids English

(Ynetnews) — Petah Tikva’s Yad Lebanim elementary school acts under the banner of excellence and courtesy and emphasizes these issues among its students. In addition, the school has chosen to break the language barrier by having native English speakers teach its students English. These studies were made possible thanks to the Israel Teaching Fellows project, Continue Reading

Masa, Israel launch volunteer teaching program

(JTA) — North American college graduates will teach English in a new program targeted at underprivileged communities in Israel. Masa Israel Journey and the Israeli Ministry of Education launched the Israel Teaching Fellows volunteer program late Monday. Approximately 100 students will serve as teachers in a 10-month service program designed to help address Israel’s educational Continue Reading

Masa and Israeli Education Ministry Launch Program for College Grads

(New York, NY) – 100 exemplary North American college graduates will be chosen to teach in underprivileged communities in Israel for a 10-month service program in May 2011, Masa Israel Journey announced on February 28. In order to address Israel’s educational inequity and the widespread underperformance of youth in low-income communities, Masa Israel Journey and Continue Reading

Israel Calls on Jewish Americans to Close Achievement Gap

(eJewish Philanthropy) — In order to address Israel’s educational inequity and the widespread under-performance of youth in low-income communities, Masa Israel Journey and the Israeli Ministry of Education are launching Israel Teaching Fellows to serve as volunteer English teachers throughout Israel. Through this initiative, 100 exemplary North American college graduates will be chosen to teach Continue Reading

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