Chai Israel is designed for students who are interested in learning and growing in Israel but are looking for a more diverse Israel experience than a full time yeshiva. Their unique gap-year experience combines thought provoking classes, volunteering, touring, exciting excursions, Israeli culture and meaningful experiences—in a comfortable Jewish atmosphere. The program was created for post high school students who have decided to spend a semester or year in Israel discovering their heritage, their religion, their land and themselves.
With the guidance of our professional educators and world renowned Rabbis, Chai Israel students can develop a life-long path that will enable them to intertwine modern society with traditional Jewish living. Chai Israel’s weekly schedule and academic curriculum caters to the diverse interests of nowadays teenagers. From paintball to basketball and from history to mysticism - Chai Israel students experience it all!
Chai Israel is a division of The Derech Institute of Ohr Somayach Tannenbaum College, internationally recognized for its excellence in Jewish education for over 30 years. As a program of Ohr Somayach, Chai Israel is recognized as an accredited institution of higher learning by the U.S. Department of Education and Religion. Chai Israel students who fulfill their course requirements will receive up to 36 credits issued by Ohr Somayach Tannenbaum College towards their college transcript.
For more information, contact:
US or Canada: 1-416-800-0206