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.
Masa Israel Teaching Fellows in Jerusalem is organized by Israel Outdoors NEXT. Israel Outdoors NEXT is an educational travel company that also organizes Israel Outdoors – the most popular Taglit-Birthright Israel experience. For over 30 years, Israel Outdoors NEXT shared the beauty of Israel with Jewish travelers from around the world. Their mission is to provide participants with an enriching and eye-opening experience in Israel that uses informal education and an inclusive approach, to create a fun and meaningful environment.