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Finding My Spark – From Roanoke to Israel

Seeing something is believing in it, but experiencing something is understanding it. I entered Al Huda School in Rahat with little to no understanding of the Bedouin culture or experience within Israeli society, but left with a love and appreciation for the culture and the people. […]

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Making a Positive Impact on MITF Rahat (Video)

Shaina is a BINA Masa Israel Teaching Fellow in the Bedouin village of Rahat. Hear how through teaching English she … […]

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A Tale of Two Languages

Two young Jewish women walk into the classroom at an elementary school in Rahat and start teaching English in strong American accents. On the whiteboard in one of the classrooms on a mid-week morning, we found Arabic texts – remnants of an earlier lesson. Alongside the Arabic we saw English writing, written by the young English teachers, Shaina Lidd and Rachelle Lansky. […]

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Looking Back – Looking Forward

Jaime Bean was a participant in the MITF Migdal HaEmek program last year.  As she gets ready to lead a Birthright Israel trip this month, she reflects back on her time teaching in Israel. […]

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