Live, Learn and Explore Israel for a Year Before College

Nativ is a challenging academic gap year program for Jewish high school graduates dedicated to creating and inspiring the Conservative Jewish leaders of tomorrow. Nativ, which means “path” in Hebrew, provides a unique opportunity to explore new directions on the journey to becoming a Jewish adult.

From September to May Nativ participants are immersed in the rich and diverse society of Israel, exploring the land and enjoying a fulfilling Conservative Jewish lifestyle.

Why Choose Nativ?

35 YearsBuilding & maintaining a strong, established & trustworthy program
92%Believe that Nativ prepared them for life on their college campus.
1,700+Bogrei Nativ (Alumni) of the Program
63%Feel that Nativ helped them make informed Jewish decisions

What Our Alumni Are Saying

“Why Nativ? Nativ gave me friends for a life time, gave me direction on what kind of person I want to be and what I want to do, and two years after nativ that is proven because today I sat with a friend from nativ eating ice cream on an army base while we both serve in the IDF.”

Ethan Padnos

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity