Bat Yam

About Bat Yam

Located on the Mediterranean Sea only 15 minutes south of Tel Aviv, Bat Yam is Israel’s 12th largest city, home to 160,000 residents (30% of whom are new immigrants from former Soviet countries). Off the tourist track, Bat Yam has clean beaches, fresh fruit and vegetable markets, bars and restaurants, as well as sports centers, museums, cultural centers, and libraries. With multiple forms of public transportation operating to and from Yafo and Tel Aviv, Bat Yam is an oasis of peace and quiet outside of the hustle and bustle of the big city, yet still close enough to enjoy the cultural and social nightlife of its closest neighbor. With nearly 10 months of sunshine, Bat Yam is your perfect choice to call home.

In the Classroom

Classroom sizes in Bat Yam range from 20-30 students. Masa Israel Teaching Fellows have the opportunity to work in elementary schools, middle schools, or high schools depending on the needs of the school district. Your work in the schools is completely focused on providing an exemplary English-language role model to Israeli children, with the expectation that your 10-month involvement in your school will help ensure your students have more successful academic and professional lives in the future.

Where You’ll Live

All MITF Fellows share apartments in small groups with each other in various parts of Bat Yam. The apartments are furnished, have air-conditioning, wifi, and have kitchens equipped with basic necessities to help you make your apartment your home. All Fellows share their bedroom with another same-gender participant, 2 single beds per bedroom.

Perks for Masa Israel Teaching Fellows in Bat Yam

  • Free surfing lessons

  • Free tickets to a local theater/playhouse

Sela beach Bat Yam


About Israel Experience

Masa Israel Teaching Fellows in Bat Yam is organized by Israel Experience. The Israel Experience is a subsidiary and the educational arm of the Jewish Agency for Israel. The Israel Experience has committed to providing you with innovative and quality programming, we work hard to make sure our programs are current, creative, meaningful and memorable.