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 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...

First published Hebrew in Yedioth HaNegev, March 2016

“Some would say that is sounds like a post-apocalyptic vision, but for Shaina Lidd and Rachelle Lansky, choosing to teach English to children in the Bedouin sector was a natural choice. These young women came to Isra...

March 27, 2016

To be doing good deeds is man’s most glorious task. -Sophocles

It is hard to remember the first time one of my pupils told me that they loved me. To be honest, I get told that I am loved almost every hour of the school day – something that at times borders on creepy, bu...

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