TALMA's 2021 Summer Fellowship application is open.
Expected dates are June 27-July 22, 2021
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Bringing educational opportunity & English to Israel's periphery
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President Rivlin Celebrates TALMA CEO's First Publication - A Tribute to Teachers
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Summer applications received by 1/1/2021 will receive a status update by 1/31/2021. Already accepted? Why not commit to a year! Learn more about TALMA 2.0: The Full Year Fellowship here.
The summer application will continue to remain open on an as needed basis until all placement needs are fulfilled.
TALMA will make a final determination on whether or not the summer fellowship will be able to safely take place in accordance with safety guidelines and ability for fellows to gain entry to Israel.
Full Year Fellowship placements will be finalized and announced on a rolling basis through June
The above photos celebrate the release of TALMA CEO Alon Futterman's first publication: מכל מלמדי (From All My Teachers). In a year in which teachers are going above and beyond to meet the needs of the pandemic, leading educators and figureheads from President Reuven Rivlin to former Minister of Education Yuli Tamir are calling attention to the book with the hashtag:
TALMA FELLOWS BLOG
This past spring, in addition to spending more time
at my parents' house than ever in my life, I struggled to accept the loss of the life I had.
I resented online teaching because it was NOT the job I signed up for. I resented policies trying to construct a new normal in an era where no one could share what was going on. I didn’t mind working from my parents home that much and I embraced the time together to practice yoga, work on my cooking, sample free Popsugar Youtube workouts and reread all the Harry Potter books....in 10 days!
What I struggled with most in those months were the few hours I was working. It was the first time in 12 years of teaching that I did not find my work meaningful. Even in the 18 years that I’ve been “employed,” I cannot remember a time when I found work so uninspiring (and my first job was removing staples and paper clips from legal paperwork for 4 hours at a time so that it could be sent to a higher-ranked employee to scan!!)...but the issue wasn’t with the work, the issue with my spirit.
Fast forward to 4 weeks ago - I got on a plane to Israel and from the second night in quarantine, I knew that I was where I was meant to be.
The 13 of us in "group quarantine" would wake up for early morning fitness, sit for meals together, and just coexist.
Somehow, the laws meant for isolation and distance brought us closer together (despite the masks and spacious seating)."
TALMA Releases a Teacher Toolkit
הציונים לא משנים השנה
(The Jerusalem Post)
"להורים אין מושג מה המורים עוברים"
"Stop beating teachers down and start treating them as partners." - Alon Futterman, CEO
YNet's Education Conference
250 מורי ומורות תלמ"א מרחבי העולם נרתמים אונליין ללמד את את ילדי הפריפיה המצויים בבידו
...In fact, she won Israel’s prestigious TALMA Teacher of the Year Award!
מציאות או חלום? לימודי אנגלית בתלמודי תורה ובחיידרים בירושלים
For past media on TALMA, check out our media archive here.