The Summer Fellowship

An all-expenses-paid summer of professional development & service-learning in Israel for teachers

The TALMA Fellowship offers outstanding educators from across the globe a fully-funded summer in Israel that includes: roundtrip flights, accommodations, meal stipends, professional development, social enrichment programming, networking opportunities, and so much more. Read on to learn about the various components of this life-changing opportunity. Dates: Summer 2021 dates: June 27-July 22, 2021

The Teaching Experience

Learn about TALMA's

co-teaching model, the value of service learning, and where our teachers  serve.

The Professional Development

Explore past professional development programs and experiences offered to our summer fellows .

The Social Network

Learn more about TALMA's social experience, the caliber of participants, and how the fellowship  can open doors.

A Pipeline of Leadership

TALMA invests in human potential & we see an amazing ROI from our Fellows! Learn where TALMA can take you.

TALMA as a Teaching Fellowship


TALMA places Fellows in low-income schools in the Israeli periphery as an opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to the movement for education equity. At the same time, the new teaching environment challenges Fellows to step outside their comfort zones and develop their craft as they overcome language & culture barriers and work in partnership with an Israeli co-teacher who offers a different perspective and alternative techniques.

Fellows are in their placement schools from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm before heading to Professional Development.


TALMA provides a meaningful opportunity for schoolchildren - who often have no worthwhile and affordable educational or social options during the summer vacation - to learn English, an often neglected subject in many schools in the periphery. TALMA collaborates with municipalities to enable students to learn alongside their regular classmates, thereby enabling schools that would otherwise be unable to provide the requisite hours of English programming to make-up for the lost hours through TALMA's English Summer School accelerator.


TALMA as Professional Development


What elevates TALMA from a summer of service-learning to a Fellowship are the incredible professional development opportunities we offer participants. While Fellows spend their mornings teaching in their placement schools, several afternoons and/or evenings each week are devoted to inspirational enrichment.

TALMA turns Israel into a lab for Fellows to explore how an increasingly diverse and entrepreneurial nation devises innovative solutions to deal with deep-rooted and multi-dimensional social and economic challenges. By living, learning and teaching together, our Fellows form a network of powerful and influential change-makers who take the lessons they learn in Israel and bring them to their communities around the world. 


TALMA brings Fellows a variety of first-class speakers, workshops, and experiential learning opportunities that enable participants to gain exposure to entrepreneurial social ventures that are the hallmark of the Start-Up Nation. These experience often serve to inspire TALMA teachers to become the innovators, box-breakers, and solution-oriented leaders in their schools, communities, and even Israel.

Building A Value-Based Community
Combining business and young adult communities that share the same social values and creating unique projects together.
Think Tank with PresenTense
Taking change-making ideas and learning how to launch them as entrepreneurs with a world renowned think tank.
MoOna: 3D Printing Experience
A hands on social innovation experience at MOoNA. Fellows explore how 3D Printing is changing the world.
A Vist to MOoNA
Bringing Jewish & Arab Entrepreneurs together. A collaborative space that promotes entrepreneurship & innovation.
Pedagogical Trainings
Bridging culture and language barriers in the classroom.
Learning From Leaders
Fellows met with Elisheva Mazia, CEO of New Spirit: a social venture seeking to counter the migration of young entrepreneurs out of Jerusalem.
Social Venture Visits
A visit to Tlamim: a unique working farm of organic produce staffed by local employees with special needs.
Creating Communities For A Cause
Project Re: Lod seeks to work with disadvantaged populations in Lod from all backgrounds,cultures and religions, while aiming to lead the residents toward civic development in the city. We learn from them how to leverage community for a cause.
Norman Atkins: Relay Grad School
Relay’s co-founder and president is also the founder, board chair & former CEO of Uncommon Schools, one of the highest-performing nonprofit charters.
Intro To Social Entrepreneurship
Introduction to Social
Entrepreneurship in Israel: A Lecture by Dr. Jonathan Mirvis.
Israeli Public Education 101
An introduction to Public Education in Israel by CEO of the Citizens' Empowerment Center
in Israel: Tomer Lotan.
The Ayalim Association
In return for scholarships & subsidized housing in the Ayalim villages, each volunteer works with children in distressed neighborhoods.
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TALMA as a Social Network


TALMA places Fellows in low-income schools in the Israeli periphery as an opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to the movement for education equity. At the same time, the new teaching environment challenges Fellows to step outside their comfort zones and develop their craft as they overcome language & culture barriers and work in partnership with an Israeli co-teacher who offers a different perspective and alternative techniques.


Fellows are in their placement schools from 8:00 am until 1:00pm before heading to Professional Development.


TALMA as a Pipeline of Leadership


TALMA selects its Fellows based on a combination of professional qualification, demonstrated commitment to TALMA's vision that 'one day all children in this world will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education,' and proven leadership, action or mindsets that reveal a commitment to serve as a change agent in bettering this world.

As individuals, these qualities make our Fellows great leaders. As a community, these qualities make our Fellows a powerful force with a broad-reaching influence. Our Fellows are the social justice leaders of this generation. Check out a few stand-out alumni that we are highlighting below.


Alumni Spotlights

Hover over a video or image to learn about the alumni and their impact on the global education and justice system.