Jerusalem is the capital and largest city in Israel. One of the oldest cities in the world, Jerusalem is a holy place for the three Abrahamic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and has been at the center of Jewish people’s hopes and dreams for millennia. Jerusalem is home to diverse communities: religious, secular, jewish, arab, immigrant, israeli, and so much more! It is a city of tradition and layers of history but is also a thriving center of modern culture and heritage. The city has a vibrant and unique atmosphere, from the bustling shuk of Machaneh Yehuda, to the magical Old City, to the thriving modern city life. Jerusalem is the perfect place to call home on your Israel journey.
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 students, often from underserved neighborhoods, with positive role models. In addition, You will also volunteer or intern each week with a local non-profit organization in order to further develop your 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 Jewish Movement for Social Change. BINA 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.
Apply now! We are currently accepting applications on a rolling basis from qualified candidates for the upcoming 2017-2018 session.