MITF, a Masa initiative in partnership with Israel’s Ministry of Education, is set to launch its ninth year of programming with 200 English-speaking young Jewish professionals.
Fellows will teach English in elementary and middle schools within Israel’s social and geographic periphery, including in the cities of Beit She’an, Ramla, Nazareth, Bat-Yam, Rishon LeZion, Haifa, Ashdod, Rehovot, Netanya, Beit-Shemesh, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
This year’s cohort is comprised of a diverse group of individuals hailing from a wide array of English-speaking countries, including the United States, England, Canada and Australia. Fellows range in levels of Jewish observance. There is also a growing number of fellows with degrees from top universities, including Harvard, Columbia, Berkley and Sorbonne. Many fellows hold teaching certifications and have previous field experience; some having already taught English in Thailand, Hungary, Easter Island and more.
Thirty-five to forty percent of MITF alumni have made aliyah with some choosing to continue working in various frameworks of education.