Do you have a love of teaching, and a desire to help promote and foster equal rights to education? Now MASA Israel and Israel’s Ministry of Education have teamed up to create a 10-month service-learning program, called Ma’ase Olam – Israel Teaching Fellows, which invites American and Israeli young adults to teach English in schools and disadvantaged communities.
Ma’ase Olam, will launch for the first time this coming September and serve as a platform for developing Jewish leadership with a focus on promoting social change and local community responsibility. Located in Rehovot, an academic research hub located 12 miles south of Tel Aviv and home to a diverse community of 114,000 people, the Israel Teaching Fellow program offers meaningful opportunities to make a difference.
Ma’ase, which means “good deed” in Hebrew offers two distinct programs – one for gap year students ages 18-19 and one for university graduates aged 21-26. Accepted applicants will participate in an orientation and pre-program seminars in the US to prepare them for their service, then spend 10 months engaging in an innovative educational program.