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Cities

TEL AVIV

Israel’s “City that Never Sleeps” is a vibrant location with a fascinating culture, stunning beaches, beautiful sunsets, and a lively nightlife. Tel Aviv-Yafo is home to an ethnically diverse community, including secular and religious Jews, Arabs, foreign workers, asylum seekers and refugees. Tel Aviv is also the LGBTQ capital of Israel.

 

 

Beit She’an

A small and welcoming city in the beautiful Southern Galilee along the Jordan River Valley, Beit She’an is home to a diverse local community. It is known for its warmth, hospitality, and familial atmosphere. The breathtaking scenery and national park create beautiful opportunities for Fellows to hike along the many springs that flow in the nearby valley. Fellows also receive additional programming benefits and volunteering opportunities, courtesy of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and their long-standing relationship with their sister city, Beit She’an.

 

Nazareth

Located in the Jezreel Valley, in Israel’s Lower Galilee region. Today, the area is known for its mixed Arab-Jewish population and beautiful green vistas.

As the largest Arab city in Israel, Nazareth has a rich history dating back thousands of years. Today, it is a vibrant center of Arab-Israeli life, as well as a window into authentic Middle Eastern spirit.

As a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow in Nazareth, you’ll have the opportunity to explore this vibrant city and its rich history, while serving its population of Arab citizens of Israel.

 

Kiryat Gat

Located in the northern Negev between Israel’s bustling center and its quiet periphery, equidistant to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Beer Sheva, fellows in Kiryat Gat have practically the whole country at their fingertips. It’s natural surroundings are some of the most beautiful and fascinating in Israel and a classic example of Ben-Gurion’s vision of settling the land of Israel. Kiryat Gat has been a landing place for generations of new immigrant communities in Israel, creating a melting pot of diverse culture and identity.

 
As a proud sister city of Chicago, fellows will be made to feel “at home away from home” with the help of our friends at JUF/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago with host families, volunteer placements and community involvement opportunities. As a Fellow in Kiryat Gat, you will serve a unique population and get a first hand experience of what it means to cultivate the desert.

Rahat

Fellows live in Be’er Sheva and teach in Rahat, the first and the largest Bedouin city in the world! Rahat, located just 15 minutes from Be’er Sheva, is a culturally unique city with a warm and inviting community, which is famous for its hospitality. Fellows work at the forefront of Arab-Jewish coexistence within the Arab sector of the Israeli school system. Schools in Rahat are large, warm and colorful, staffed with both Bedouin and Jewish teachers. Fellows use their own talents and hobbies to make the language more fun and accessible to students as part of an effort in bringing about equality of educational opportunities for the Bedouin community.