- Make an impact on Israel's future, today!
Israel Teaching Fellows is an opportunity for exemplary college graduates to teach English in Israel on a 10-month service program. Our goal is to address Israel’s educational achievement gap and the widespread underperformance of youth in low-income communities.
Israel Teaching Fellows is a Masa Israel Journey program and is made possible by the generous support of the Ministry of Education of the State of Israel. Masa Israel is a joint venture of The Jewish Agency for Israel and the Government of Israel.
Fellows are responsible to pay $1,000 for the full 10-month experience. This fee includes accommodations, a monthly stipend, Hebrew immersion classes, pedagogical training, and other enrichment activities. This fee doesn’t include flight to and from Israel; Israel Teaching Fellows reimburses the cost of the participant’s round trip flight up to 5,000 NIS total. Please be in touch with your program organizer for details.
To be eligible, you must:
- Be Jewish
- Be a college graduate between the ages of 18 and 30
- Not have Israeli citizenship OR if you do, you must have left Israel before the age of 14 and have lived outside of Israel for at least four consecutive years prior to receiving a Masa Israel grant or scholarship
- Not been on an organized program in Israel (including an academic program) of more than four months since September 2004
If you have participated in a four month or longer Israel program since September 2004, you are not eligible for the $1,000 discounted fee. You are still eligible to participate in Israel Teaching Fellows, but you will not receive any subsidy from Masa Israel or Israel’s Ministry of Education. The total cost of Israel Teaching Fellows for Masa Israel program alumni is 50,000 NIS total.
Each city hosting Israel Teaching Fellows is managed by a different program organizer. Applicants should explore each program organizer and city on this website prior to applying.
Netanya Operated by Tlalim
Petach Tikva Operated by Israel Experience
Ramle-Lod Operated by Israel Way – Oranim Project
Rehovot Operated by Ma’ase Olam
Rishon LeZion Operated by The Israel Experience
Beer-Sheva Operated by Tlalim
Ashdod Operated by Israel Way – Oranim Project
Ashkelon Operated by The Israel Experience
Beit Shean Operated by Tlalim
All fellows must apply to Israel Teaching Fellow by following all instructions in the four steps below. Israel Teaching Fellows is a highly competitive program and excellent candidates will be accepted on a rolling basis. Due to the large number of applicants, it is recommended that applicants submit all forms as quickly as possible in order to be considered.
Stage 1: Online Application
Applicants for Israel Teaching Fellows must submit an online application.
Following the completion of the online application, you will be contacted by an Israel Teaching Fellows administrator to advance to Stage 2.
Stage 2: Interview
Each applicant will have a video or in-person interview after completing their online application. Following your interview, you will be contacted by an Israel Teaching Fellows administrator to advance to Stage 3.
Stage 3: Supporting Material Checklist
-Download and submit the medical form.
-Submit your Letter of Good Standing.
-After submitting the above forms, automatically move to Stage 4.
Stage 4: Masa Israel Grant
-Fill out your Masa Israel grant application at www.masaisrael.org.
Stage 5: Notification
- Applicants will be notified of their status on a rolling basis by an Israel Teaching Fellows program organizer.
8. When is the deadline to apply for Israel Teaching Fellow?
Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis. Once the application is open, it is recommended to submit the completed application as quickly as possible. Applications will be closed when the program is filled.