Located on the Mediterranean Sea only 15 minutes south of Tel Aviv, Bat Yam is
Israel’s 12th largest city, home to 160,000 residents (30% of whom are new
immigrants from former soviet countries). Off the tourist track, Bat Yam
has clean beaches, fresh fruit and vegetable markets, bars and restaurants,
as well as sports centers, museums, cultural centers, and libraries. With multiple
forms of public transportation operating to and from Yafo and Tel Aviv, Bat Yam
is an oasis of peace and quiet outside of the hustle and bustle of the big city,
yet still close enough to enjoy the cultural and social night life of its closest
neighbor. With nearly 10 months of sunshine, Bat Yam is your perfect choice
to call home.
Classroom sizes in Bat Yam range from 20-30 students. Masa Israel Teaching Fellows might be
working in elementary schools, middle schools, or high schools depending on
the needs of the school district. Your work in the schools is completely
focused on providing an exemplary English-language role model to Israeli children,
with the expectation that your 10-month involvement in your school will help ensure
your students have more successful academic and professional lives in the future.
All MITF Fellows share real Israeli apartments in small groups with each other in
various parts of Bat Yam. The apartments are furnished, have air-conditioning, Wi-Fi
Internet service, and have kitchens equipped with the basic necessities to help you
quickly make your apartment into your home. All Fellows share their bedroom with
another same-gender participant, 2 single beds per bedroom.
-Free surfing lessons
-Free tickets to a local playhouse/theater
Masa Israel Teaching Fellows in Bat Yam is organized by Destination Israel.
Destination Israel provides you with the resources and framework to explore
Israel like a native, exploring its streets with ease and taking part in service
to a community that truly needs your help. The schools Destination Israel works
with are dedicated to their Fellows and are committed to your success. When you
join Destination Israel’s family, you will be introduced to people from all over the
world, taking part in activities and group trips that help you explore your Jewish
identity while you build a more intimate relationship with Israel, its language,
culture, and people.
Known for: Proximity to Tel Aviv-Yafo, beaches, hip bars and restaurants