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.
In The Classroom
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.
Where You’ll Live
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 also be part of a community of young Israeli activists from other BINA projects in the area.
About the Provider
Masa Israel Teaching Fellows in Jerusalem is organized by BINA. The BINA Center for Jewish Identity and Hebrew Culture operates a broad range of programming for Jewish young adults from around the world based on pluralistic Jewish study and community service, putting the Jewish values of “tikkun olam” (repairing the world) into action through projects focusing on coexistence, social activism and pluralistic Jewish learning. As a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow on a BINA program, you will have the opportunity to experience educational enrichment programming from one of Israel’s leading movements in Jewish social justice while connecting with Israeli peers working in the same communities through other BINA projects.
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