The Arbel Fellowship provides exceptional Israeli teachers an opportunity
to teach Hebrew in a unique network of American public schools.
Our schools are academically rigorous and feature instruction in Modern Hebrew and Israel Studies. Through our immersion program in Modern Hebrew and a unique globally-focused curriculum, our students develop a strong sense of social and civic responsibility. Because of this, Hebrew Public schools are models of public school innovation, fostering academic results that close the achievement gap and proving what’s possible for diverse students.
Hebrew Public schools reflect the diversity of their home communities. As a result, 50% of our students are students of color, 34% speak a language other than English at home, and 44% are economically disadvantaged.
Hebrew Public’s eight campuses across the United States educate 2,800 students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Our campuses are located in the following cities: Brooklyn, Harlem, New Jersey, Washington DC, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis. Our schools and network are growing each year, ultimately reaching 10,000 students in 25 schools by 2025.
We’ve received accolades and awards: our D.C. school was awarded Tier One status for academic excellence; the US Department of Education awarded Hebrew Public a five-year, $4.9 million grant to expand our reach in New York City; and our first Brooklyn school has been designated a Reward School by the New York State Department of Education for closing achievement gaps.
We invite you to apply to join the staff of one of our schools as an Arbel Fellow — to learn, plan, and teach with American and Israeli colleagues and gain a unique perspective and valuable professional experience. You’ll earn a competitive salary and benefits, and return to Israel with new teaching and cross-cultural skills to apply in your school.
What you can expect from the fellowship:
Fellows commit to teaching Hebrew at a Hebrew Public school for two years. During this time, you will: • Greatly enhance your fluency in English
• Be immersed in American society and culture;
• Develop expertise in the proficiency-based approach to language instruction, considered the gold standard in foreign language education;
• Develop overall skills as educators working in schools that serve children from a wide array of backgrounds.
• Hebrew Public and its partners will help you get a visa, find an apartment, and become acclimated.
• We’ll cover the cost of your initial flight to the US and your return trip to Israel upon the conclusion of the fellowship.
• You’ll earn a competitive salary and benefits from the schools.
• You’ll participate in the best professional development opportunities for Hebrew teachers in the prestigious Middlebury College.
• You’ll get assistance in finding a teaching job in Israel with enhanced skills to pivot your career.
While living in Israel, Maya worked at a primary School where she taught reading and math. Maya specialized in working closely with children with learning disabilities and has experience as a teaching assistant in various schools. Maya moved to NY to join Hebrew Public, as one of HLA2’s educators.
Oron Gilboa – HLA, Brooklyn
While working in the Jewish Agency, Oron received his B.A. in English language instruction from SMKB college. After college, Oron worked in Ra’anana and Tel Aviv middle\high schools as an English teacher.
Eyal Madjar – Hatikvah, New Jersey
In Isreal, Eyal taught students with a wide spectrum of learning styles – including gifted and special needs students. He also has experience with teaching Hebrew as a second language. Eyal is an entrepreneur educator and was invited to speak in several conventions about his enterprise: The LGBT forum for teachers in Israel.
Dor Pargament – HLA, Brooklyn
Dor taught English and was a homeroom teacher for three years in Israel. She is moving to Brooklyn to come work at HLA and is very excited about her new journey in New York.
Loren Yosef – Sela, Washington, D.C
Loren worked for the Israeli ministry of education for four years. She taught early childhood, specializing in special needs education for kindergartener’s. Loren focused mainly on language development and speech pathology.