March 22, 2018

My name is Emily and I am teaching English in Rahat, a Bedouin city in the northern Negev desert through Masa Israel Teaching Fellows. My co-teacher Anna and I take small groups of 4th, 5th, and 6th graders out of their English classes once a week. We review their clas...

March 5, 2018

I have tried thinking of a way to say this that will not sound cliché, but then I remembered that there is a reason that clichés have become such—because they are often true. And one of the truest lessons that I’ve learned from teaching in Jerusalem is that, in vital a...

October 25, 2017

I have to start by saying it has been a really busy first month on this program, and I honestly can’t believe how much has happened. Besides moving into my apartment, constantly being lost and adjusting to this new lifestyle, I have to say I am finally feeling good. I...

September 14, 2017

OY. 

I’m back in the States now after my two years living, teaching, learning, and volunteering in Laos and Israel. So how the hell am I supposed to distill my thoughts here, summing up two years of experiences and feelings?

With lists of course!

After my year in Laos, I...

March 30, 2017

Originally published in The Roanoke Times

After graduating from a college with fewer than 30 Jewish Students, Shaina Lidd decided to spend a year in Israel. She joined a secular Yeshiva, and started teaching Arab-Israelis in the Bedouin city of Rahat.

When the clock st...

September 21, 2016

The MASA Israel Teaching Fellows program arrives in Nazareth! This item appeared this week in ‘Ovdah’ – a Nazareth local newspaper. The text explains that four Americans have just arrived in Israel to take part in the Israel Teaching Fellows program In Nazareth. The pr...

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