CREATING NEW POSSIBILITIES FOR YOUNG ADULT ISRAELIS
English B’Yachad (EBY) volunteers provide online English tutoring to young adults from underserved communities in Israel seeking improved English skills to access better job opportunities in the Israeli labor market.
Join our community of volunteers from North America!
OPEN DOORS OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG ADULTS FROM ISRAEL'S SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC PERIPHERY
English B'Yachad tutors provide high quality, individualized English tutoring that helps Israeli young adults access jobs in high-tech and other professional career paths that offer upward economic mobility.
Our focus – improved confidence and fluency in English to succeed.
Through my tutor sessions, I’m exposed to the English language every week. I have learned about verbs, grammar and tenses. I understand the rules better and also manage to apply what I learn. What is most important to me is that my tutor believes in me. (Shlomit G., Israel)
STRENGTHEN TIES BETWEEN THE NORTH AMERICAN JEWISH COMMUNITY AND ISRAEL THROUGH PERSONAL CONNECTIONS
English B'Yachad offers a unique "volunteer in Israel from home" experience for Jewish professionals and retirees.
As an EBY tutor, you experience Israel in a very special way--by getting to know Israel through your students as they navigate the Israeli labor market, experience fluctuations in the security situation, celebrate Jewish and Israeli national holidays, and share family and life events.
In addition, you are part of a community of peers who share purpose and passion for making a difference in Israel.
English B’Yachad has a transformational impact on our students." That impact is not limited to English. It builds the professional confidence of the students and helps them believe there's no limit to what they can achieve.” (Avigal HarEl , Director of Development, Tech Career 2022, Lod, Israel)
“Without English speaking and writing skills, Israelis are limited to jobs with little opportunity for economic upward mobility.”
“Improving the level of English in Israel is the key to advancing the economy and improving productivity.”
“There are very large salary gaps between people with a good command of English and those whose English is poor.”
WHY ENGLISH B'YACHAD?
From Haaretz, March 5, 2021:
"Israel's schools are flunking English, and Startup Nation is paying the price"
"This has been one of the highlights of our “Covid year” for me. I have so enjoyed getting to know my EBY partner, and I look forward to our conversations (nearly) every week. This has also taught me about the community and culture of Ethiopian Jews — which I knew very little about before now. I have recommended this program to several friends and family members. Thank you for offering this opportunity!"