Established over 3,000 years ago, the city of Jerusalem offers you the chance to literally reach out and touch the past. Known as the “city of gold,” Jerusalem is a magical mix of ancient and modern, where outdoor shuks (markets) rub shoulders with gleaming office towers. The city’s most popular spots include a vibrant downtown with world-class restaurants and shopping, and the Old City, a maze of winding alleyways and colorful markets enclosed by walls dating back to the 16th century.
You will spend 4 days each week assisting an English teacher in a local elementary or middle school. Your work is crucial in helping to provide equal educational opportunities while providing underachieving students with important role models. In addition, Fellows will volunteer or intern each week with a local non-profit organization in order to further develop their skills and interests, make an impact, and experience a different side of the city.
You’ll live in apartments centrally located in Jerusalem. With extensive public transportation, the city will be at your fingertips. All apartments are fully furnished, have wifi, and basic kitchen appliances. You’ll get to experience day-to-day life in your community, alongside your neighbors, and will have unique opportunities to take part in the thriving culture around you.
Ramah Israel operates a wide range of programming for Jews of all ages to explore Israel and the Jewish world. We approach Israel as a dynamic arena in which various expressions of Judaism and other religions and cultures coexist with one another. We engage those discovering the country with us in both intellectual and experiential exploration of the Jewish tradition against the backdrop of a nuanced state. We encourage and foster the development of one’s Jewishness and an individually meaningful relationship with Israel and her people. As a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow with Ramah, you will make Jerusalem your home and it’s citizens your neighbors. You will have the opportunity to experience and explore the richness of the country through a pluralistic lens and work side by side with Israeli peers building lifelong friendships and connections.
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