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About the Program

The fellowship runs from the end of August to the beginning of July, the following year. Fellows live in fully furnished housing shared with other MITF fellows. Additionally, fellows each receive a stipend, bus pass and the support of a Madrich/a (coordinator).

In the Classroom

As an educated English speaker, you will be instrumental in strengthening your students’ English skills and confidence. Fellows are placed in a public school, typically with a partner, where they volunteer 25-30 hours per week.

While fellows are not responsible for teaching full classes, they do lead small groups of students who receive extra instruction during their regularly scheduled English class. In these small learning groups, fellows provide personal attention to students and help them learn key concepts like vocabulary, grammar and spelling.

Community Volunteering

In addition to time spent teaching, Fellows choose an additional community project where they volunteer for approximately five hours a week. There are a number of different options available depending on a fellow’s city placement and according to their background and interests.

Some past projects include coaching sports, directing after-school drama programs and working with adults on English reading and speaking skills.

Community Volunteering

In addition to time spent teaching, Fellows choose an additional community project where they volunteer for approximately five hours a week. There are a number of different options available depending on  a fellow’s city placement and according to their background and interests.

Some past projects include coaching sports, directing after-school drama programs, and working with adults on English reading and speaking skills.

Pedagogical Training & Language

Fellows will take part in a workshop on educational methods, created and led by Israel’s Ministry of Education. Through seminars and discussions, fellows are prepared for the Israeli classroom experience. During the year, pedagogical seminars and resources will continue to be provided to support the Fellows with teaching Israeli children.

While prior knowledge of Hebrew and Arabic are not necessary to teach English, Fellows will receive Ulpan (Hebrew classes) and for those located in Nazareth and Rahat, Arabic classes as well.

Personal and Professional Development

Fellows will take part in Sunday seminars and group sessions to explore a variety of different topics related to history, politics and identity. Evening programs, such as speakers, presentations and organized social nights, are also scheduled periodically.

BINA provides the opportunity for fellows to join professional committees that sit within BINA’s different departments. In these committees, fellows have the opportunity to grow their professional skills, build portfolios and experience the inner workings of in an Israeli non-profit organization.

Personal and Professional Development

Fellows will take part in Sunday seminars and group sessions to explore a variety of different topics related to history, politics and identity. Evening programs, such as speakers, presentations and organized social nights, are also scheduled periodically.

BINA provides the opportunity for fellows to join professional committees that sit within BINA’s different departments. In these committees, fellows have the opportunity to grow their professional skills, build portfolios and experience what goes on in an Israeli non-profit organization.

Explore Israel and Engage with Your Community

Fellows will take part in excursions and cultural travel experiences around Israel to explore modern Israeli society, the many layers of Jewish history and the natural beauty of Israel.

And of course, outside of volunteering and scheduled programming, fellows’ nights, weekends and holidays are free for each to explore Israel on their own.