Located on the edge of the beautiful Jezreel Valley, Migdal Ha’Emek is home to a rich diversity of Jewish populations, including recent immigrants from Ethiopia, the Former Soviet Union, North Africa and South America. The town was founded in the 1950s as a ma’abara–a settlement camp for the Middle Eastern and North African Jewish immigrants who poured into Israel shortly after Independence. As a town whose origins comprise of groups of people looking to build a new life in Israel, Migdal Ha’emek is faced with many societal challenges, which provides ITF fellows with a rewarding opportunity to make a difference.
Interested in becoming an Israel Teaching Fellow in Migdal Ha’Emek? Apply now! We are currently accepting applications on a rolling basis from qualified candidates for the upcoming 2017-2018 session.
Why Migdal Ha’Emek?
Settlement towns in Israel have interesting historical roots and challenges, often which carry over into present day issues. Located in the furthest outreaches of the country, these towns are often fraught with an unequal distribution of resources (in comparison to the centre of the country) as well as higher levels of inequality, and lower educational attainment.
In addition to experiencing the rich mosaic of Jewish life in Migdal Ha’emek, ITF Fellows will be
making an important contribution to the traditionally underserved populations who make Migdal Ha’Emek their home.
ABOUT THE PROVIDER
Masa Israel Teaching Fellows in Migdal Ha’emek 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.