Nativ is a challenging academic year program dedicated to creating and inspiring the Conservative Jewish leaders of tomorrow. Nativ, which means path in Hebrew, provides the unique opportunity for recent high school graduates to learn about themselves and explore new directions along the journey to becoming a Jewish adult. From September to June, Nativ participants engage themselves in the rich and diverse society of Israel, exploring the land and enjoying a fulfilling Conservative Jewish lifestyle, which includes university or yeshiva studies, and innovative leadership training. Nativers also have the opportunity to earn college credits for their studies during this year of discovery.
A true year of exploration, Nativ provides the freedom for personal discovery as well as the security of a carefully structured program. This unforgettable experience is created through an intricate balance between academics and volunteer work, learning and teaching, personal growth and community living. Participants on Nativ return from the year with an enhanced attachment to the land of Israel as well as a deeper passion for Judaism, enthusiastic to share with their communities what they’ve learned. They can also choose the Ulpan/Community Service option to enhance their Hebrew language skills and immerse themselves in the community. For the spring semester, Nativers choose between kibbutz living andcommunity service. Throughout the year they will participate in tiyulim, leadership seminars and volunteer work around Jerusalem and other parts of the country.
The program is for High school graduates (pre-college gap year) and the program is divided into two semesters; First semester: The Fuchsberg Center for Conservative Judaism in Jerusalem. Second semester: Various placements around Israel (kibbutz or community volunteer)
Please contact Yossi Garr, Nativ Director.