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.
“Nativ has impacted my life by giving me some of the best memories and friends I have ever had. By taking this year, I got to really know myself and therefore make some of the most important relationships in my life. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the friendships I made on Nativ.”
A project of the Department of Youth Activities, The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.
Sponsored by JAFI and "MASA", The Project for Long Term Programs of the Government of Israel and the Jewish Agency of Israel.