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Are you an intellectually curious, mature and independent high school graduate with leadership experience who would be open to living and learning in a pluralistic environment based on mutual respect?
Do you have a proven commitment to participating in and building Jewish community, previous experience in Israel and a desire for integration and engagement with Israeli peers?
If this describes you, then you are the type of young leader that we at Hevruta are looking for. Read on for the details of the specific requirements and application process. We look forward to hearing from you.
How is Hevruta different from other Israel gap-year programs?
Hevruta brings together North American and Israeli participants for pluralistic learning and leadership training. This model fosters meaningful cultural exchanges and powerful educational opportunities for students.
Where does the Hevruta program take place?
The program consists of nine months of study in Jerusalem, on the campus of the Shalom Hartman Institute. Participants live in independent apartments in Jerusalem with both North American and Israeli peers along with post-army Israeli madrichim (counselors). The apartments are a short walk to the Shalom Hartman Institute.
Can I earn college credit through participation in the program?
Most participants have the opportunity to earn college credits. The academic program is supervised by Hebrew College, in Newton Centre, Massachusetts, and accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
What volunteer opportunities will I have?
Participants spend four afternoons a week engaging in community-service projects, volunteering for Israeli NGOs, and interning with Jerusalem change agents.