Netzer Year is an exciting gap year in Israel for recent high school grads where you get to live on a kibbutz, take part in hands-on volunteering in Israeli communities, travel extensively throughout the country, study in Jerusalem, interact with Israelis, and more! The program involves intensive leadership training, Hebrew and Jewish immersion studies, service-learning, and communal living.
Throughout the program, participants live, volunteer and learn alongside their Netzer peers from around the world. Through our three engaging program components, you'll grow as a person, a leader and a Reform Jew. During the first month of the program, participants live on a kibbutz with the entire group, taking part in Hebrew studies, volunteering, touring, and experiential programs. After this, participants choose between volunteering in a community in northern Israel, or living and working on a Reform kibbutz in the Arava region. During the third section of the program, participants live in Jerusalem, choosing between one of two experiential education programs to learn about Israel, leadership, Judaism, and Zionism in a diverse community of young leaders.
Participants in the program must have graduated high school and not started university. Please note that the program dates and fees listed are for each of the different sections of the program, and vary based on where you are from (Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, Former Soviet Union). For the exact dates for your specific program, please contact your local Netzer office.
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