Masa, Israel launch volunteer teaching program

(JTA) — North American college graduates will teach English in a new program targeted at underprivileged communities in Israel.

Masa Israel Journey and the Israeli Ministry of Education launched the Israel Teaching Fellows volunteer program late Monday.

Approximately 100 students will serve as teachers in a 10-month service program designed to help address Israel’s educational inequity and the widespread underperformance of youth in low-income communities, according to Masa.

The inaugural program will begin in August; applicants will be notified of their acceptance in May. (Click here to learn more.)